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Fix Windows Update Error 0x8007000d

How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x8007000d in Windows 10

Error 0x8007000d occurs specifically when system files become corrupt, or Windows Update components become outdated. Despite that, there are ways you can fix error 0x8007000d, which we will explain in this article.

Error 0x8007000d

What is Error 0x8007000d

Many users experienced error 0x8007000d when installing the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3124200). Most recently, people witnessed the resurgence of the error again when attempting to update Windows 10 version 20H2. Specifically, many got error 0x8007000d when trying to install updates KB4586853 and KB4592438.

On a side note, many users get this same error code (0x8007000d) when trying to activate Windows 10.

What Causes Error 0x8007000d

0x8007000d may occur due to any number of reasons. The problem is that this error message doesn't provide much information about what triggered it. However, error 0x8007000d is usually accompanied by the following message:

Some update files are missing or have problems. We'll try to download the update again later. Error code: (0x8007000d)

According to our research, this error may occur for two reasons:

  1. Some system files have become corrupt.
  2. Some Windows Update components have become outdated.

Video Instructions on How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x8007000d

Table of Contents:

Solution 1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

If Windows Update components fail due to corruption, you can run the Windows Update Troubleshooter to repair the files and many other issues. We recommend running the troubleshooter twice in a row for the result.

Right-click the Start Menu and click Settings

1. Right-click the Start Menu button and click Settings.

Choose Update & Security

2. Select Update & Security.

Go to the Troubleshoot panel

3. Click Troubleshoot.

Click Additional troubleshooters

4. Click Additional troubleshooters.

Select Windows and click Run the troubleshooter

5. Select Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter.

6. If the troubleshooter detects an issue, it will select and apply a fix automatically.

7. Try updating Windows.

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Solution 2. Update Windows 10 Using the Windows Update Assistant

Windows 10 Update Assistant is designed to install the latest Windows 10 updates that users might miss or choose not to install. The Update Assistant ensures that you have the latest Windows 10 version running on your computer.

Go to the Windows Update Assistant download page

1. Open your web browser and go to the Windows 10 Update Assistant download page.

Click Update now to download the Update Assistant

2. Click Update now to get the Windows 10 Update Assistant.

Run the Update Assistant and click Update Now

3. Once downloaded, Run the Update Assistant executable file.

4. Then, click Update Now.

Click Next

5. Click Next.

6. Allow Windows to update. The update process may take a while.

Click Restart now

7. Click Restart now when prompted.

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Solution 3. Clear the Windows Update Cache Folder

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt

2. In the Run dialog box, type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt.

Clear the Windows Update Cache folder using CMD

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in net stop wuauserv and press Enter to stop Windows Update Service.

4. Then, type in rd /s /q %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution and press Enter to clear the Update cache folder.

5. Then, type in net start wuauserv to restart the previously stopped Windows Update Service.

6. Close the Command Prompt and try updating Windows.

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Solution 4. Run the Deployment Image & Servicing Management (DISM) Scan

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt

2. In the Run dialog box, type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt.

Run DISM ScanHealth and RestoreHealth commands in CMD

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and press the Enter key. This parameter will scan the component store for corruption.

4. Type in the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press Enter.

5. Once the process has been completed, close the Command Prompt and try updating Windows 10.

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Solution 5. Run the System File Checker (SFC) Scan

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt

2. In the Run dialog box, type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt.

Run the SFC /ScanNow command is CMD

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in SFC /ScanNow and press the Enter key to start the scan and repair missing or corrupt files.

4. Once the scan has been completed, restart your PC and try updating Windows.

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Solution 6. Reset Windows Update Components Manually

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open the Run.

Type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt

2. In the Run dialog box, type in CMD and then hold down Shift+Ctrl+Enter keys to open Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

Stop Windows Update-related services and rename SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders

3. Type in the following commands and press Enter after typing in each one:

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver

After the services have been disabled, rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2.

4. Type in ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old and press Enter.

5. Then, type in ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old and press Enter.

Restart Windows Update-related services

6. Type in the following commands and press Enter after typing in each one:

  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

7. Close the Command Prompt and try updating Windows

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Solution 7. Configure the Group Policy Setting

This solution is not possible on Windows 10 Home Edition since the Home Edition does not have the Group Policy Editor.

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open the Run.

Type in gpedit.msc in Run and click OK

2. In the Run dialog box, type in gpedit.msc and click OK.

Right-click Specify Settings for Optional Content Installation and click Edit

3. In the left pane, expand Administrative Templates and select System.

5. In the right pane, right-click Specify Settings for Optional Content Installation and click Edit.

Enable Download Repair Content and options features directly from Windows Update and click OK

6. At the top-right of the window, select the Enabled option.

7. Then, mark the Download Repair Content and options features directly from Windows Update instead of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) checkbox.

8. Click Apply and click OK to save the changes.

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