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Windows 7: Windows Update Error 80070103

31 Jan 2009   #1
front243

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows Update Error 80070103

I get the Error number in the title when I try updating my Ethernet drivers via Windows Update.

Clicking the "Get help with this error" from Update finds 0 results, and the description of the error is "unknown error" so I am a bit at a loss what it means.

Does anybody have any idea what I could try?


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31 Jan 2009   #2
ekopaxus

Win7
 
 

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Hi.

The same thing happened to me. In my case, I tried later in the day and it worked fine.

Good luck.

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02 Feb 2009   #3
front243

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the answer. I have tried several times now the past few days and I still get the error. Even google can't help me!
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02 Feb 2009   #4
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

The error code means that you already have the driver installed or the driver that's being installed has a lower compatibility rating than the one you have.
Here are a few steps you could try out;
Go to your component's site, in this case the Ethernet manufacturer site, and download the latest driver from them
Run CCleaner's registry scan then cleaner, read about it here
Restart
Uninstall your current Ethernet driver that's causing the issue
Restart
Install the latest driver you've just downloaded
Restart
Do windows update

Let us know how it turns out for yah
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02 Feb 2009   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Have you tried grabbing the latest drivers from the manufacturers etc?

(your specs aren't filled so we don't know which Ethernet your using)
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03 Feb 2009   #6
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NosferatuX View Post
The error code means that you already have the driver installed or the driver that's being installed has a lower compatibility rating than the one you have.
Here are a few steps you could try out;
Go to your component's site, in this case the Ethernet manufacturer site, and download the latest driver from them
Run CCleaner's registry scan then cleaner, read about it here
Restart
Uninstall your current Ethernet driver that's causing the issue
Restart
Install the latest driver you've just downloaded
Restart
Do windows update

Let us know how it turns out for yah
Make sure when uninstalling the current Ethernet driver that's causing the issue to select the "delete driver files" option if available. That keeps them from reinstalling if Windows decides they're better than what you want to install.
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