Can't Install Windows Updates error 8007000E

fresh install of Windows 7 Pro won't take updates with exception of windows update agent and windows defender definitions...
Windows Update not working

This is a very common problem lately.

But, before you start Windows Update, make certain that the KB3102810 is installed.  Find out by clicking on Installed updates in the bottom left corner of Windows Update.  Once you click that, wait patiently while the green bar marches from left to right all the way.  Then put KB3102810 into the search box.  If it is not installed, Google the “KB3102810 Windows 7 64”  Assuming your system is 64 bit.  Download an install it.

In most cases, the following rather simple and quick process works.  This thread essentially lists a series of commands that I have found usually fixes WU.

Start, All Programs, Accessories, Right-click on Command prompt, Choose Run as administrator, OK.  Type the following in the black box:

  1. net stop wuauserv
  2. net stop cryptSvc
  3. net stop bits
  4. net stop msiserver
  5. ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  6. ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
  7. net start wuauserv
  8. net start cryptSvc
  9. net start bits
  10. net start msiserver
  11. pause
  12. Exit

Type services in the text box above the start globe.  Find each of the following and ensure they are set to automatic: Background Intelligent Transfer services, Cryptographic, Windows Installer, Windows Update.  Double click on each item and choose automatic.

Now re-start Windows Update.  Do NOT restart Windows.   Be very, very patient, it will likely take a long time.

If that does not produce results, you should download and run the following.  It takes a very long time to run as well.

If the above fails, use one of the following:

The 64 bit version Microsoft’s “System Readiness tool”

The 32 bit version.

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Last updated July 29, 2021 Views 289,033 Applies to: