Fix: Error Code 0x80072f76 0x20017 in Windows 10

Did you also confront an Error Code 0x80072f76 0x20017 after running Media Creation Tool in Windows 10? For many, this issue of MCT continues to occur every time they try to use it. Some reports that they were able to use the tool previously on the same PC but now they are unable to run it.

Experts are with a view that Error Code 0x80072f76 0x20017 is associated with the server end. The error appears when the Media Creation Tool fails to download End-Users License Agreement (in short EULA).RTF file from the server of Microsoft.

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With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft tried to facilitate the users with lots of advanced useful features so that users can get their works done easily and with less effort. Windows Media Creation Tool is one of those advanced features.

Windows Media Correction Tool was actually introduced to download Windows 10. The other purpose of this tool was to offer the best experience of download to the users who are using Windows7, Windows8.1 as well as Windows 10.

Fix: Error Code 0x80072f76 0x20017 in Windows 10

Since the error is associated with the server, Microsoft is trying to fix up the issue permanently as soon as possible. It is only a temporary issue but before Microsoft fixes this permanently, you can also get rid of this manually.

Solution 1 – Update Assistant Tool

Step 1 – First of all, visit Microsoft’s software page and click on the button namely Update Now. This immediately downloads “Windows10Upgrade.exe” file on your machine.

Step 2 – Once the download is over, double-click on it and Update Assistant Tool comes into view.

Step 3 – Here, click Update Now button to proceed and the tool will check for device compatibility. And accordingly, it will inform you about the compatibility.

Step 4 – Click Next and let the upgrade happen.

Solution 2 – Change Browser’s User Agent

Step 1 – Launch Microsoft Edge and navigate to the Microsoft’s Windows 10 download page.

Step 2 – When Edge opens up, press the F12 button from the keyboard and get access to the Developer Tools window.

Step 3 – Next, switch to the Emulation tab. Here, you can notice an option namely User agent string. Click its drop-down and select Apple Safari (iPad).

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Step 4 – Once you modify the User agent string, the webpage you opened in Step 1 gets automatically refreshed. If it does not happen all by itself, click the Refresh button.

Step 5 – You can see section Select Edition along with a drop-down.

Step 6 – From the drop-down box, select Windows 10 and hit Confirm. “Windows 10 ISO” will include both of the Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro editions.

Step 7 – From the drop-down list, select the product Language and Confirm it.

Step 8 – Finally, you get to notice options for ISO files of Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit respectively. However, the download URLs will automatically expire after 24 hrs.

Step 9 – As the last thing, click on the link to begin the download. If you prefer to share the link with anyone, make a right-click and copy the URL.

What is Media tool?

Windows Media Creation Tool in short MCT is an amazing feature of Microsoft which facilitates the users to download Windows 10’s ISO file from the Microsoft website even in the case of not possessing any product key. Users can use the utility either to install afresh or upgrade their machines to Windows 10.

The tool has come up with key features like built-in media correction options for DVDs and USB drives, conversion of ISO file and file format optimization for best download speed. It has both of the “32-bit and 64-bit” editions available in the store and you can choose and install anyone you like as per your PC configuration.

While running, the tool creates two directories in the system partition – “$WINDOWS.~BT and $WINDOWS.~WS”. Purpose of these folders is to store the installed and the downloaded files in them and allow resume in case of creation process failure.


Updates containing special features may have some errors. MCT tool is an amazing feature of Microsoft and its Error Code 0x80072f76 0x20017 is purely temporary and from the server side. We can expect that they will solve it in the shortest time.

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  1. Thank you very much, you saved my life, I swear!

  2. Works! Awesome guide to trick the system! 🙂

    Thanks alot!

    Kindly regards

  3. 2 hours of searching the web and trying all kinds of fixes and hacks and nothing worked. Finally I found this answer and it worked perfectly. Thank You!

  4. Works!!!!!!Very useful!!!