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[Fix] The Server Stumbled Error In Windows 10 Store

Windows 10 Store is probably the most used UWP app which is used to download and install other UWP apps in turn. If you are an extensive Store user who loves to explore and discover various UWP apps, you might have faced some occasional errors. One of these errors is The server stumbled error which we are going to discuss here in this post. This particular error shows up with error code 0X80072EFD, 0X80072EE7 etc. This can change as per type of error which is causing the Store to break in the first place.

As the name would suggest, the error gives an impression that the problem is at Windows Store server end. But thats not the case necessarily. The problem might persist with your PC or network connection. However, there are few fixes which can help you get rid of this error.

Here’s how to fix the error :

Fix 1 : Refresh The Page/Restart Your PC

Occasionally, the error could be a temporary one which might have cropped up due to some imperative sub-task getting killed unexpectedly. You can get resolved it by simply refreshing the Store page. If you are still facing the issue after refreshing the Store page, a quick restart can help fix this problem. Restart your PC and check whether the problem still persists.

Fix 2 : Check Your Proxy Settings

Sometimes the error may occur if the your PC is unable to find the correct IP address when it tries to resolve a URL for a Windows Store app. If you have manual proxy settings enabled, turning it off might help in resolving this error. You can use the below guide to reset the proxy settings:

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator by right-clicking on icon and selecting Command Prompt (Admin).

2. Run the below command in the Prompt window:

netsh winhttp reset proxy

3. This fix would reset the WinHTTP proxy to Direct. You can try reloading the Store page now and see if the problem is still prevailing.

Fix 3 : Check Your Date And Time Settings

1. Open Settings app using key combination  + I. Click on Time and language.

2. Now, on Time and Language screen, turn off Set time automatically and set your correct timezone, date and time manually.

3. Try to open the Windows Store now. You should see the server stumbled error again. Now, head back to the Time and Language settings screen and revert back the changes we have just made. Once you have turned back on Set time automatically, close the Settings app and restart Windows Store.

4. If this helps to resolves the error, well and good. If not, try out the other fixes.

Fix 4 : Check Windows Update Service

If the fixes listed above are not working for you, you can try out this one. There is always a correlation between Windows Store and Windows Update. If does affect Windows Store the way we configure options for Windows Update. Follow the steps below to resolve the error:

1. Press + R to open Run prompt. Type services.msc and hit Enter to open Services panel.

2. On the Services window, scroll down to Windows Update and check for its Startup Type. We need this to be set to Automatic or Automatic (Delayed Start).

3. If you have the Startup type as Manual, change it to Automatic or Automatic (Delayed Start).

4. You would need to reboot your machine to make the changes effective. Once restarted the machine, open Store and check if this fix has resolved the error for you.

Most probably, one of these fixes should help you rectify the connection issue. If you are still facing the issue, do let us know by writing in the comments section below.

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