Unable to install Windows Update. Error: C80003F3

Windows update wont run.  Says windows update services not running but it is running.


(Original Title: WindowsUpdate_dt000 WindowsUpdate_C80003F3)

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Thanks for the reply.  Was able to fix it by the following:


Type CMD in Start Menu and right click the result & run as administrator


1. Stop automatic updates client component service ( type net stop wuauserv in command prompt)


2. From explorer navigate to the C:windows\softwareDistribution\download folder delete all files and folders.


3. Restart the automatic updates service  (type net start wuauserv ) in command prompt.


4. Re-run windows update.


Woot- it works.

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Last updated September 10, 2021 Views 91,747 Applies to: