How to Fix Error code 0x8007000d in Windows 10 [Solution]

What is ‘Windows Update Error code 0x8007000d’ in Windows 10?

If you are facing ‘Error code 0x8007000d’ while trying to install Windows updates in your Windows computer via ‘Settings’ app or ‘Control Panel’, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy methods/steps to resolve the Windows Update error. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Windows Update Error code 0x8007000d’: It is common Windows problem considered as Windows Update error. This error prevents you from installing Windows update in your computer for some reasons. This Windows update error is appeared with some message saying ‘Some updates files are missing of have problems. We’ll try to download the update again later’.

However, it is quite simple to update your Windows Operating System via ‘Control Panel’ or ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10 computer. In ‘Settings’ App, go to ‘Update & Security > Windows Update’ and click on ‘Check for updates’ button. This will show you the list of available Windows update and then you can click on ‘Download and Install’ option to install the update. During Windows update, you should make sure your computer is connected to stable internet.

Sometimes, Windows update fails to install with Error code 0x8007000d that says some Windows updates files are missing or corrupted that’s why you are receiving the error. The possible reason behind this Windows update error can be corrupted Windows update components, corrupted system files or registry, corruption in hard disk image or drives, and other reasons.

Some users reported they faced ‘Windows Update Error code 0x8007000d’ when they tried to install specific Windows 10 update like Windows 10 version 2004 KB4592438. There could be several reasons behind this Windows update failure. In such case, you can install Windows update from ‘Microsoft Update Catalog Official’ that cause the error. Let’s go for the solution.

How to fix Error code 0x8007000d in Windows 10?

Method 1: Fix ‘Windows Update Error code 0x8007000d’ with ‘PC Repair Tool’

If this Windows update error is occurred due to some problems in your Windows computer, then you can try to fix the issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’. This software offers you to find and fix BSOD errors, DLL errors, EXE errors, problems with programs, malware or viruses issue, system files or registry issues, and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.

⇓ Get PC Repair Tool

Method 2: Run ‘Windows Update’ and ‘Program Compatibility troubleshooter’ in ‘Settings’ App

Windows 10 built-in Windows update troubleshooter and Program Compatibility troubleshooter tool can fix this issue. Let’s try.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys on keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10

Step 2: Go to ‘Update & Security > Troubleshoot’, click on ‘Additional troubleshooters’ in right pane

Step 3: Find and select ‘Windows Update’ troubleshooter, and click on ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button. Follow on-screen instructions to finish troubleshooting

Step 4: After that, find and select ‘Program Compatibility Troubleshooter’ in ‘Troubleshoot’ settings window, and click on ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button.

Step 5: Once done, check if the Windows Update error is resolved.

Method 3: Disable your third-party antivirus temporarily

Sometimes, Windows update error is occurred due to interference of your third-party antivirus software. It might possible that your third-party antivirus is preventing you from installing certain Windows update like Windows update KB4592438 for some security reasons or due to its over security features.

In such case, you can disable your third-party antivirus temporarily in your device in order to fix the error. If disabling antivirus didn’t work for you, then you can uninstall your antivirus completely from your computer and then try installing Windows update, and check if the error is resolved.

Method 4: Run SFC Scan and DISM Scan in Windows 10

SFC (System File Checker) Scan offers you to repair system files and DISM scan offers you to repair hard disk image, in order to fix Windows update error that is occurred due to corruption in system files or registry, and corruption in hard disk image.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Command Prompt as Administrator’

Step 2: Run SFC Scan. Type ‘sfc /scannow’ command and hit ‘Enter’ key on keyboard to execute

Step 3: Once executed, run DISM scan. Type the following commands one-by-one and hit ‘Enter’ key after each to execute

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Step 4: Wait for the complete the execution. Once done, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.

Method 5: Fix ‘Windows Update Error code 0x8007000d’ using Group Policy Editor

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘gpedit.msc’ in the opened ‘Run’ dialog box and hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘Group Policy Editor’

Step 2: Now, in left pane, navigate to ‘Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System’

Step 3: Now, in right pane, find and double-click on ‘Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair’

Step 4: In the opened ‘Properties’ of ‘Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair’ window, select ‘Enabled’ radio button to enable it.

Step 5: Finally, click on ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’ to save the changes and then restart your computer. After restart, try updating Windows again and check if the error is resolved.

Method 6: Reset Windows Update components

One possible way to fix this error is to perform Windows update components reset in computer.

Step 1: Open ‘Command Prompt as Administrator’ using ‘step 1’ of ‘Method 4’

Step 2: In the opened Command Prompt, type the following commands one-by-one and hit ‘Enter’ key after each to execute. This will stop all services associated with Windows update in computer.

net stop bitsnet

net stop wuauserv

net stop appidsvc

net stop cryptsvc

Step 3: Now, type the following command and hit ‘Enter’ key to execute. This will delete ‘qmgr*.dat’.

Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat

Step 4: Now, enter the following command to re-register BITS files and Windows update files in System32 folder.

cd /d %windir%\system32

Step 5: Now, type the following commands one-by-one and hit ‘Enter’ key after each to execute. This will reset the aforementioned BITS and Windows update files.

regsvr32.exe atl.dll

regsvr32.exe urlmon.dll

regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll

regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll

regsvr32.exe browseui.dll

regsvr32.exe jscript.dll

regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll

regsvr32.exe scrrun.dll

regsvr32.exe msxml.dll

regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll

regsvr32.exe msxml6.dll

regsvr32.exe actxprxy.dll

regsvr32.exe softpub.dll

regsvr32.exe wintrust.dll

regsvr32.exe dssenh.dll

regsvr32.exe rsaenh.dll

regsvr32.exe gpkcsp.dll

regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll

regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll

regsvr32.exe cryptdlg.dll

regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll

regsvr32.exe ole32.dll

regsvr32.exe shell32.dll

regsvr32.exe initpki.dll

regsvr32.exe wuapi.dll

regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll

regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll

regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll

regsvr32.exe wups.dll

regsvr32.exe wups2.dll

regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll

regsvr32.exe qmgr.dll

regsvr32.exe qmgrprxy.dll

regsvr32.exe wucltux.dll

regsvr32.exe muweb.dll

regsvr32.exe wuwebv.dll

Step 6: Now, run ‘netsh winsock reset’ command to reset Winsock and then run ‘netsh winhttp reset proxy’ to reset proxy

Step 7: After that, restart Windows updates by entering the following commands one-by-one in command prompt

net start bits

net start wuauserv

net start appidsvc

net start cryptsvc

Step 8: Once done, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.

Method 7: Delete everything inside ‘SoftwareDistribution’ folder

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘%systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\Download’ in the opened ‘Run’ dialog box and hit ‘Ok’ button to access SoftwareDistribution\Download folder.

Step 2: Once you are inside the folder, select all files/folders and delete them. Delete them from Recycle Bin also.

Step 3: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes and check if the Windows update error is resolved.

Method 8: Try Windows 10 update Assistant Tool

If you are facing Windows update error while trying to update Windows through ‘Control Panel’ or via ‘Settings’ App, then you can try Microsoft’s Windows 10 Update Assistant Tool. This tool offers you to install latest updates without any issues.

Step 1: At first, you need to delete all files and folders inside ‘SoftwareDistribution\Download’ folder in your computer. To do so, follow ‘Method 7’.

Step 2: After restart, Open your browser and visit ‘Microsoft Official page’, and download and install ‘Windows 10 Update Assistant’ tool, or visit ‘’ page for this.

Step 3: One installed, launch the assistant. This tool will install the available latest Windows 10 update without any issue.

Step 4: Restart your computer when promoted. Once assistant finished updating, go to ‘Settings App > Update & Security > Windows Update’ and check for updates again.


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