How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x8007025D

While installing the latest Windows 10 updates, if you ever run into the 0x8007025D error, this post will help you. There are a few things that must remain to apply a recent patch to the computer. In this post, we are going to cover all of the causes including solutions to fix any update-related trouble. 

The update error code 0x8007025D typically occurs due to the presence of missing system files, damaged Windows Image, or corrupt update components. In quite a few scenarios, running a third-party antivirus might also lead to this bug. Reset Update components, Use Update Troubleshooter, Run SFC, and DISM codes on the computer must solve the underlying cause. In case all of them fail to solve the issue, use system backups, or Clean Install Windows. Let’s check out these solutions in detail –

How to Fix Installation Error 0x8007025D in Windows 10

No matter why you are receiving the 0x8007025D error, you can fix this by following the below workarounds –

1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

In case of getting any update-related issues, one should first attempt running the default troubleshooter. Here’s how to use this tool –

  • Click the Windows key and select the Gear icon.
  • When the Settings UI comes into view, select Update & Security.
  • Subsequently, click Troubleshoot on the left column and move to the adjacent right.
  • Now, click Additional troubleshooters.

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  • Next, click to expand Windows Update and hit “Run the troubleshooter“.

Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter - Update error 0x8024a000

  • That’s it, this will immediately look for the culprits resulting in the 0x8007025D error and resolve them (if finds any).
  • Do Restart your PC to incorporate the above changes.

Sign back into Windows 10 device and try installing the pending updates. In case the bug re-appears, try the next solution.

2. Reset Windows Update components

In general, the troubleshooter itself is enough to solve any update-related bugs or errors. However, if you still get the 0x8007025D error, this might be due to windows components have become corrupt. The best way to repair these damaged files is to reset them to their factory settings. Here’s how to reset update components –

  • Press Win and R shortcut keys to start the Run dialog.
  • Inside the text area, type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys altogether.
  • If there prompts the UAC window, hit Yes.
  • On the elevated console, type the following code sequentially and press Enter at the end of each code –
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver

Clear Softwaredistribution and catroot2 folders

  • Running the above codes will stop the services like Windows Update, MSI Installer, Cryptographic, and BITS.
  • Now, rename the Software distribution and Catrool2 folders which are known to prevent Windows updates. To do this, execute the following commands –
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • After renaming the above two folders, restart the basic services that you have previously stopped.
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

After completing the above steps successfully, Restart Windows so that changes made come into effect.

3. Disable Third-party Antivirus

Sometimes, the presence of a third-party antivirus program may also result in installation error 0x8007025D. This is because the program itself starts interfering with the core system files thus preventing an in-place upgrade. The best thing to do here is to remove the third-party antivirus software then attempt to install Windows 10 Updates. 

Note: Microsoft Defender is a nice security-tool and has proven effective in keeping your PC safe and secure. Additionally, this also receives security-patches every second Tuesday of a month which no other manufactures provide. 

Here’s how to uninstall or remove the 3rd-party anti-malware program from the computer –

  • Jointly Press Win and I hotkey to launch the Settings app.
  • Go to the Apps category and head over to the right panel.
  • Scroll down and locate the third-party security program that you want to remove.
  • Select the application and hit Uninstall available at the top bar.

4. Run SFC and DISM

Many a time, corrupt or missing system files may also prevent a new installation on the device. This is why you must run sfc/ scannow command to check whether there lies any corruption inside the system files or not. Here are the essential steps to work upon –

  • First of all, launch the Command Prompt having administrative rights.
  • When the prompt opens up, copy/paste sfc/ scannow and hit Enter.

SFC Scannow

  • This usually takes 15-20 minutes to finish scanning/repairing process, so wait accordingly.
  • Once this is over, Reboot the computer so that changes made come into effect. 

The above code only looks for the corruption inside the system files. What if the Windows Image itself has gone corrupt or damaged. Well, to solve this, one may use the DISM tool. Here’s how to run the DISM codes –

  • Launch Command Prompt as Admin: Press Win+R to start Run, type cmd, and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys together.
  • On the elevated console, run the below codes one after another –

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

5. Use System Restore 

If the error prevails even after performing the above solutions and you do have created system backups in the past, it’s time to use them. Here’s how to revert back PC to an earlier state when everything was running pretty normal.

Note: If you haven’t created any restore points previously, skip this method and follow the next workaround.

  • Go to the Search bar and type create a restore point.
  • Click the well-matching result.
  • When the System Properties window appears up, click System Restore thereafter Next.
  • Here, choose the most recent restore point from the list.
  • Hit the Scan for affected programs button at the lower section. Doing so will present a list of applications that will be removed after running this backup.

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  • Click the close button then Next again to proceed further.
  • Lastly, click Finish to complete the remaining task.

6. Clean Install Windows

If none of the above solutions work to resolve the 0x8007025D error, you are left with only two options i.e. “Reset this PC” or “Clean Installation of Windows“. Choose whichever method suits you the most.

That’s it, I hope the above set of solutions indeed help to fix the 0x8007025D error.

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