Common Windows 7 update error codes and how to fix them

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Windows 7 is the still the most popular Windows OS, despite Microsoft’s efforts to convince users to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft still takes good care of its good old Windows 7 by regularly pushing updates to patch various security issues and improve system performance.

All Windows OS versions are affected by various update errors, and Windows 7 is no exception. When updates fail to install, the system displays various error codes, providing more information on the cause triggering the update failure.

To help you quickly interpret these error codes and find a solution to fix them, we’ll list the most common Windows 7 error codes, as well as links to Microsoft’s Support pages describing the proper workarounds to be used.

Here are the most common Windows 7 update error codes

  Error code   Error description Microsoft fix Link
0x80004002 KB2509997
0x8000FFFF KB2509997
0x80070002 ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND KB947821
0x80070003 COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND KB910336
0x80070005 ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED KB968003
0x80070008 ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY Update Diagnostic Tool
0x8007000D Error_invalid_data KB947821
0x8007000E E_OUTOFMEMORY Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80070020 STIERR_SHARING_VIOLATION KB883825
0x80070057 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMENTER- E_INVALIDARG KB947821
0x80070103 Microsoft Support page
0x80070308 Forum thread – see the first reply.
0x8007041F ERROR_SERVICE_DATABASE_LOCKED KB947821
0x80070420 KB958054
0x80070422 ERROR_SERVICE_DISABLED Forum thread
0x80070424 ERROR_SERVICE_DOES_NOT_EXIST KB968002
KB2509997
0x80070490 E_PROP_ID_UNSUPPORTED KB947821

KB2509997

0x800705B4 Error_Timeout Update Diagnostic Tool
0x800705B9 ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR KB947821
0x80070643 ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE kb2509997
kb976982
0x8007064C KB2509997
0x8007066A Error_Patch_Target_Not_Found KB2509997
0x80071A90 ERROR_TRANSACTIONAL_CONFLICT Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80071A91 KB2939087
0x80072EE2 ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUT Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80072EE7 ERROR_INTERNET_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80072EEF ERROR_INTERNET_LOGIN_FAILURE Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80072EFD ERROR_INTERNET_CANNOT_CONNECT Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80072EFE ERROR_INTERNET_CONNECTION_ABORTED Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80072F76 ERROR_HTTP_HEADER_NOT_FOUND Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80072F78 ERROR_HTTP_INVALID_SERVER_RESPONSE Update Diagnostic Tool
0x800736B3 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND KB2255099
0x800736CC ERROR_SXS_FILE_HASH_MISMATCH KB947821
0x80073701 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING KB2700530
0x8007370A ERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE
_VALUE
KB947821
0x8007370B ERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE
_NAME
KB947821
0x8007370D ERROR_SXS_IDENTITY_PARSE_ERROR KB947821
0x80073712 ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT KB957310
KB2509997
0x8007371B ERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE
_INCOMPLETE
KB947821
0x80090305 SEC_E_SECPKG_NOT_FOUND Update Diagnostic Tool
0x8009033F SEC_E_Shutdown_IN_Progress Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80092003 CRYPT_E_File_Error KB947821
0x800A0046 CTL_PermissionDenied KB883821
0x800A01AD Update Diagnostic Tool
0x800F081F CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING KB947821
0x800F0826 Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80200010 BG_E_NETWORK_DISCONNECTED KB958047
0x8024000E SUS_E_XML_INVALID Update Diagnostic Tool
0x8024001b WU_E_SELFUPDATE_IN_PROGRESS Windows Report fix article
0x8024200D SUS_E_UH_NEEDANOTHERDOWNLOAD Windows Forum thread – see the first reply.
0x80242016 WU_E_UH_POSTREBOOTUNEXPECTEDSTATE Install the update manually from the Windows Update Catalog.
0x80244008 SUS_E_PT_SOAPCLIENT_PARSEFAULT Update Diagnostic Tool
0x8024400A SUS_E_PT_SOAPCLIENT_PARSE Update Diagnostic Tool
0x8024400D SUS_E_PT_SOAP_CLIENT Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80244016 SUS_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_BAD_REQUEST Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80244022 SUS_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_SERVICE_UNAVAIL Update Diagnostic Tool
0x8024402c WU_E_PT_WINHTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED KB883821
0x8024402f Update Diagnostic Tool
Windows forum thread – see first page.
0x80245001 WU_E_REDIRECTOR_LOAD_XML KB2509997
0x80245003 WU_E_REDIRECTOR_ID_SMALLER KB2509997
0x8024502d WU_E_PT_SAME_REDIR_ID Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80246002 SUS_E_DM_INCORRECTFILEHASH KB2509997
0x80246007 SUS_E_DM_NOTDOWNLOADED KB2509997
0x80248007 SUS_E_DS_NODATA KB2509997
0x80248011 SUS_E_DS_UNABLETOSTART KB883821
0x8024a005 WU_E_AU_NO_REGISTERED_SERVICE Windows Update Troubleshooter
0x8024d006 WU_E_SETUP_TARGET_VERSION_GREATER KB2509997
0x8E5E03FE KB2509997
0xC80001FE hrLogWriteFail KB2509997
0xC80003FA Update Diagnostic Tool
0xC800042D HrVersionStoreOutOfMemory Update Diagnostic Tool

In case you encountered other Windows 7 error codes, list them in the comment section below and add the respective workarounds as well, if possible.

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Tags: Source: Microsoft Forum