Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: windows update error 80070003

15 Oct 2009   #1
diodorus

 
 
windows update error 80070003

Hi everyone!

I cant install updates anymore. They download fine, but installation stops and I get unkown error 80070003. Any idea?

Thanks,
diodorus


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Oct 2009   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
Windows Update error 80070003

If you receive Windows Update error 80070003 while checking for updates, you need to remove the temporary files that Windows uses to identify updates for your computer. To remove the temporary files, stop the Windows Update service, delete the temporary update files, restart the Windows Update service, and then try to check for Windows updates again.
Windows Update error 80070003

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #3
diodorus

 
 

i did all that, but i get the same error...!

i dont know if it's relevant, but when windows updates downloads the updates, the progress goes "normally" from 0% to 11% and then suddenly starts to install. I wonder if updates are downloaded properly/entirely?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


15 Oct 2009   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Maybe this Microsoft Knowledge Base article could give you more info?

I've had this problem once, for me it was enough to do as told in the article I mentioned earlier.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #5
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

You could try deleting the update files that were already downloaded.

Then run update again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #6
diodorus

 
 

while trying to delete previously installed updates, i found out that the list is corrupted (only silverlight is in the list!) and moreover, when i go to "turn windows feature on/off", that list is also empty!
that brought me to this:

The "Windows Features" dialog box is empty in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, or you receive an error message that includes the following code when you try to use Windows Update: "0x80073712"

i ran the sfc, which found currupted files and stated to have fixed those. however, the issues are not solved (The "Windows Features" dialog box is empty, and i cant install updates).

This is getting more scary... any other idea?

thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I'm starting to think a repair install could be the best possibility to solve this issue.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #8
diodorus

 
 

thanks kari, i didn't know about that. i'll try that, and if that fails... i'll just do a new intallation from scratch (the only consolation of this being 90 more days without having to activate...)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 windows update error 80070003




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 15 updates fail error code 80070003
hello friends. i am ready to break my pc cause there are 15 updates that always fail to update with error code 80070003 Steps i already did. I RESET windows update by stopping windows update service delete the folders that i should started again the windows update service restarted the pc...
Windows Updates & Activation
Win7 Update error code 80070003, tried everything
I have tried all the recommended fixes from Microsoft, multiple times. Finally downloaded the Hotfix (took overnight to complete). But a few weeks later I still cannot the updates since installing the Hotfix. Have I used and pasted the Diagnostic tool correctly? Can someone help? Diagnostic...
Windows Updates & Activation
Error 80070003 when trying to install Windows 7 SP1
So i got this error code (80070003) when trying to install windows 7 SP1 I Have windows 7 ultimate x86 Genuine System information : OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name LAMA-PC...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 update and error code: 80070003
Hi all, I'm facing with this problem today. I have two updates available from Windows Update: 1) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2687311) 2) Update for Microsoft Office suites (KB2596848) I tried to download them but I got the error code: 8007003 as soon as the...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows update error code:80070003
To anyone that can help me: (as shown in the thumbnail)
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update error 80070003
my internet has been off for a few days just checked my windows update and ive got 13 updates but evey time i try to install them i get Windows Update error 80070003 how do i fix this
Windows Updates & Activation

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App