Cannot use Windows Update, error code 800B0001

Over the past few days, I have been trying to run Windows Update to upgrade my new laptop to the latest versions. Whenever I run Windows Update, it gives me the "Checking for Updates..." dialog box, before telling me that Windows Update needs to install new software with the "Install Now" button. I click this, wait for about 15 seconds, and then it slaps me with a "Windows could not search for new updates" box with an error code "800B0001". I have attempted running the updater from both my college campus, and from home, with the same results.

Is there a fix out there for this? I can't run any updates if my updater isn't working...

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Last updated February 12, 2019 Views 81,844 Applies to:


Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

I understand that you are getting error “800B0001” while installing updates in Windows 7.

I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you with this.


Please follow the steps from the link.

Windows Update error 800B0001






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