Can't update, my error code is 80070003

Hello please help,

I can't update 

I have windows 7 home premium,  64

my error code is 80070003

I have tried

I tried Microsoft fix

I have turned off my antivirus "symantec end protection"

I also down loaded "Microsoft Update Standalone Package" 
and installed it.  (I assume it does something to windows update.  I cant find a stand alone program to run, so I just ran "windows update" again

I still cant get updates.


Hi 1M1,


Method –

Note: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: - How to back up Registry.


You cannot install some updates or programs

Unable to install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: The Chkdsk scan will try to identify and repair and bad sectors found on the hard drive. Any data present on these sectors might be lost in the process. The computer can also go into a no boot state. Proceed at your own risk.

Hope this helps!!


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Last updated May 8, 2020 Views 3,756 Applies to: