Q: Windows Update error code 8E5E03FA

original title: error code 8E5E03FA


Trying to install priority updates and cannot get message  error code 8E5E03FA


This was following a thread to Install Sage Instant Accounts: Which will not load th disc now, has been installed but would not open the file: I am awaiting a reply from Sage but I am not happy with Sage, have had more issues of one type or another, not least not being able to load in then cannot open the file + many others niggly things!




  1. Which updates are you trying to install?
  2. Are you using Windows update to install the updates?
  3. Which thread are you referring to?


You can try the following methods

Method 1:

Run the windows update troubleshooter


Method 2:

Put the computer in ‘Clean boot’ and then try to install.

Note: When the troubleshooting is over do not forget to reset the computer to normal startup. Follow step 7 in the above article.


Method 3:

Download and install the updates manually and check the status.

You can download the updates from the below mentioned link:


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I will have to run the update again to get the list, I remember some vista updates, an IE update, and a killbits update

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