Fix Windows Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072F76-0x20017

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You may know what is Media Creation Tool if you are a Windows user. Microsoft has made it very easy to create bootable media by using it. But, Sometimes, It may show an error 0x80072F76-0x20017. Don’t worry. You can easily fix it.

When users face this error, they usually see the following message-

We’re not sure what happened, but we’re unable to run this tool on your PC. If you continue experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer support. Error code: 0x80072F76-0x20017

Generally, We use this tool to upgrade Windows to the latest build, download Windows ISO file, create bootable media, etc. After downloading, when we launch this tool, it shows that error. To fix windows media creation tool error 0x80072F76-0x20017, we can follow several methods. Fortunately, Any of them will work.

Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072F76-0x20017 Screenshot

How to Fix Windows Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072F76-0x20017

You can solve this problem by following these methods.

1. Unblock

One of the reasons you are encountering this error is the media creation tool is blocked by Windows for security reasons. Unblocking it can fix the problem. In fact, This is the most working solution to get rid of that error. You can right click on the tool and go to properties. Then, Go to the General tab. By default, You should be there.

unblock media creation tool

After that, Find and check the option “Unblock” as shown in the screenshot. You are done.

From now, You should not reencounter the problem.

2. Re-Download the Media Creation Tool

In most cases, Method 1 should fix the error 0x80072F76-0x20017. But, Sometimes, That may not work. Usually, This error occurs when you copy the media creation tool from another PC. So, I recommend you to download this tool on your PC and try to use it. Hopefully, You won’t get the error again.

3. Run Compatibility Troubleshooter

I know it sounds weird. But, You can try it. Sometimes, Running that tool in compatibility mode can help you. To do it, follow these instructions.

  • At first, Right-click on the MediaCreationTool1803.exe or whatever it is and then go to properties.
  • Now, Click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Then, Click on Run compatibility troubleshooter.
  • Follow onscreen instruction and apply fixes if there is any.

Hopefully, It will solve your problem.

4. Perform Clean Boot

The clean boot is another cool solution to fix windows media creation tool error 0x80072F76-0x20017. Here is a guide on how to perform clean boot.

In the clean boot state, run the tool. This time, You may not see that error again.

5. Use Windows 10 Update Assistant

If you only need to upgrade/update Windows, you probably don’t need to play with media creation tool only. You can use Windows 10 update assistant. Just download it from Microsoft website. Then run it and follow onscreen instructions.

6. Download ISO without Media Creation Tool

If none of these five methods help, you can follow this alternative method to bypass the error. Here is a guide on how to download windows 10 ISO without media creation tool. After downloading it, create bootable USB using any of your preferred methods. You can read this article on how to create bootable USB drive.

These are the most working solutions to solve error code 0x80072F76-0x20017 on media creation tool. You may have many other fresh ideas to tackle this problem. Why aren’t you sharing it in the comment box?

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