Windows update error code 80073701 during install of 2018-07 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x86-based Systems (KB4338818)

Fails to install repeatedly. Windows help says error code is recognized. Microsoft support website not helpful, seems to think every problem is related to network adapter. Does anyone know why this patch gets this erro and what the solution is?

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Last updated February 17, 2020 Views 1,878 Applies to:

It seems like I did a disk cleanup before and I also selected "Clean up system files" to make more room on my SSD.

This somehow created the problem. I restored an image prior to cleanup and I was able to download the update without problems.

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