Windows Update error code 0x80072F76 – 0x20017 when running the Media Creation Tool

Windows users repeatedly receive the error code when performing a Windows update to the next Windows Feature Update (function update) via the Media Creation Tool

0x80072F76 – 0x20017

We have shown you the original error message below.

0x80072F76 - 0x20017

The exact error message is:

There was a Problem running this tool
We’re not sure what happenes, but we’re unable to run this tool on your PC. If you contine experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer suppert.
Error code: 0x80072F76 – 0x20017

First of all, it is not possible to see exactly what is causing the error code 0x80072F76 – 0x20017 . After some research, however, it quickly became clear what caused the upgrade error code 0x80072F76 – 0x20017.

Eliminate error code 0x80072F76 – 0x20017

To do this, open the path in Windows Explorer by saving the media creation tool. Then simply right-click on the file (MediaCreationTool.exe) and call up the properties of the update file. This then looks like this, for example.

The file is from another computer. Access may have been blocked for security reasons.

We have framed the important part in red for you in the picture. Windows classifies the file as unsafe and requests that the file be ” approved ” before it can be executed properly . The exact message is.

The file is from another computer. Access may have been blocked for security reasons.

This check mark must be set at ” Allow “, we reported about it some time ago in the article ” Access blocked files “. After you have done this, the error code 0x80072F76 – 0x20017 no longer appears when you install the Windows 10 Feature Update.

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