Error Code 80200053 on Windows Update in Windows 7 Professional

Just upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional.  Now cannot get updates - get error code 80200053 

Hey DerekSSS,

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a. What is the update you’re trying to install?
b. Were you able to update before upgrading to Windows 7 Professional?
c. Have you activated your copy of Windows 7?

Download the standalone package of the update and try installing the same and check if that fixes the issue.

Method 1:

Microsoft has released a new "Fix it" solution that should automatically solve your problems with Windows Update. Click the link below and follow the instructions.

How do I reset Windows Update components?
Method 2:

Follow the instructions in the link below to rename Software distribution and catroot folders and try to install the service pack.

You cannot install some updates or programs

Method 3:

Download and install the Windows Update agent

The Windows Update Agent lets you manage which updates will be installed on your computer. The Windows Update Agent works together with the Windows Update Web site to provide the latest updates to your computer. The Windows Update Agent also works together with servers that are running Microsoft System Management Server and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in a corporate environment.

For more information refer the below link:

How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent to help manage updates on a computer

Hope this helps!
Gokul- Microsoft Support

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Last updated November 2, 2020 Views 112,837 Applies to: