Several users reported encountering an error 0x8007000d while they were trying to upgrade their Windows 10 OS to the latest build version or Windows 11. Once this problem occurred, you won’t be able to download and install the latest cumulative updates (security, non-security, or optional).
You may sometimes succeed to initiate the upgrade via Windows Update. However, this will either fail or get stuck at a certain percentage. Let’s learn the probable causes behind this error code and six workarounds that might solve this problem on Windows 10.
What causes Update Error 0x8007000d?
This update error 0x8007000d normally occurs when either the system files and folders have been corrupted or there are unnecessarily stored caches within Windows Cache folders. You may try the SFC and DISM tools to find and repair file corruption within your system.
Purge Windows Cache folders to solve the cache problems within SoftwareDistribution and catroot2 folders. If this error persists even after applying these fixes, go for troubleshooting Windows Update or Reset Update Components. Let’s explore these tweaks in more detail –
Update error code 0x8007000d Solutions
To solve the Update error 0x8007000d on Windows 11/10, try the following suggestions –
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows Update, in general, fails due to corrupt Windows update components. Since bugs and errors are pretty common in Windows 10 OS, the company provides an essential tool that works to minimize such issues. Here’s how to run the troubleshooter –
- First of all, launch the Settings app using Win & I keys combination.
- When this desktop app comes into view, click Update & Security category.
- Next, select Troubleshoot on the left column and head over to the adjacent side.
- Scroll down to Windows Update and hit Run the troubleshooter.
- The repairing task begins immediately afterward, Restart the PC when this gets completed.
2] Scan and repair missing/corrupted system files
The presence of corrupt/damaged system files may also lead to the error code 0x8007000d on Windows 10. Hence, we suggest using the in-built tool – System File Checker by Microsoft. Running this command-line utility program scans the entire PC for obsolete files and repairs the same (if exists any). Here’s how to proceed –
- Press Win + R to invoke the Run dialog.
- Type cmd at the void and simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to launch the Command Prompt.
- On the User account control window, tap Yes to go ahead.
- Now, type
sfc/scannowon the elevated prompt and press the Enter key.
- This process will take a few minutes to complete, so wait accordingly.
- Once over, Reboot the Windows 10 device and check whether this solves the update error 0x8007000d or not.
3] Perform DISM scan
Sometimes the SFC scan fails to fix the underlying causes. Ins such cases, one should run the Deployment Image Servicing and Management in-built tool to repair the corrupt files. Here is the complete procedure –
- Go to the Search and type Command Prompt.
- Right-click on the top result and choose Run as Administrator.
- If the UAC window comes into view, tap Yes.
- Copy/paste the following code near the blinking cursor and hit Enter –
dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
- The execution process begins immediately afterward, so wait accordingly.
- When the scanning/repairing completes successfully, execute the below code –
dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- This command too will take a few minutes to finish. When this completes and reports fixing the underlying cause, Restart the PC.
- Now, try upgrading the Windows 10 OS without receiving the error code 0x8007000d.
4] Enable Windows Update using Group Policy Editor
Sometimes, the disabled update components may cause this error 0x8007000d while performing an OS Build upgrade. If this indeed is the case, enable Windows Update components via Policy Editor. Here are the essential steps to work upon –
- Jointly press the Win and R keys to open the Run dialog.
gpedit.mscat the void and press OK to start the Group Policy Editor.
- On the upcoming window, reach out to the following path –
Computer Configuration/ Administrative Templates/ System
- Scroll down and locate the “Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair” policy.
- Once you find this policy, double clicks the same to open the respective window.
- Here, check the Enabled radio button and hit OK to save the recent changes.
- Finally, Restart your Windows and check for Updates from the next login.
5] Manually download standalone packages and install them on your PC
Microsoft uploads the standalone packages for each and every cumulative update that came for either Windows 11 or 10 OS. All of them remain available on the Update catalog website. Go visit this site, and look for the latest patch update number that came for your version of Windows 10. Windows 11 users may visit this website instead.
Now that you have the KB number with you, copy/paste the same into the Microsoft update catalog’s search field. Press Enter and you will find a list of updates corresponding to different system architectures. Pick the one that suits your system configuration and hit the download button.
Click the top link on the succeeding window and the patch file starts downloading. Double-click on the downloaded setup file and the error 0x8007000d resolves automatically thereafter.
Here’s a detailed description of how to download and install updates manually into your system.
6] Manually Reset the Windows Update Components
If none of the above solutions resolve the error 0x8007000d, you should try to manually reset the Windows update components. To perform this task, you need to start Windows Console as an Admin and execute a few command lines. Here’s how to proceed –
- Right-click anywhere on the taskbar and select Task Manager.
- When this desktop app comes into view, click File followed by Run new task.
- Under the text box, type cmd (Admin) and hit the OK button.
- Now, run each of the below codes separately. They are meant for stopping the essential core services –
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
- Subsequently, remove the qmgr*.dat from Windows 10 OS executing the command line –
Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat
- Afterward, navigate to the System32 folder running the below code –
cd /d %windir%\system32
- Now, copy/paste the following codes to re-register .dll files. They, in turn, reset the corrupted Windows Update components. Don’t forget to press Enter at the end of each command line –
- Next, use the below commands to reset the network services –
netsh winsock reset
netsh winhttp reset
- Once over, restart the services that you have stopped initially. To do so, use the below codes –
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc
- At last, Reboot your system so that the changes made come into effect after the next login.
I hope, the above fixes work to address the update error 0x8007000d on your computer. If you have any queries or suggestions related to this article, ask us in the comment section.
Tip: If you are facing update, activation, or driver issues on your Windows PC, try RESTORO PC Repair Tool. This software will scan your device for potential issues and resolve them automatically.