- It’s clear that you want to have your Windows 10 applications updated at all times, but there's always the chance that some unexpected problem will show up.
- Wondering what to do about the Windows 10 update error code 0x80073712? In an effort to get things back to normal, you may try to run a DISM scan, refresh your PC, and fix recent Windows Update errors.
- This article is part of a larger hub that discusses various Windows Update errors. Don’t hesitate to check it out closely and get further help.
- This section will help you answer questions and troubleshoot other Windows 10 errors you are experiencing.
In Windows 10 or after you first install the operating system on your device you might get the error 0x80073712. Don’t worry, this isn’t only happening to you.
What is error code 0x80073712? That’s an error letting you know that your operating system failed to successfully update an application on your device.
Fortunately for us, there is a solution and by reading the tutorial posted a few rows below you will find out what you can do to fix the update error 0x80073712 and know next time how to handle this issue.
There is a feature inside Windows 10 called the component store. Basically, this feature keeps the files and folders required to update your applications every time it is required.
If this feature is corrupted in any way you will most likely get the update error 0x80073712. So, follow the methods below very carefully for a quick fix and be sure to do them step by step.
How can I fix Windows 10 update error code 0x80073712?
1. Troubleshoot your PC
- First, you will need to left click or tap on the link posted below in order to install a system repair tool.
Download here system repair tool
- After you selected the link above you will need to save the file to your PC by left-clicking on the OK button.
- Run the executable file and let the troubleshooter run its course.
- After it is done you will need to reboot the Windows 10 device and check if the update error 0x80073712 appears again.
2. Run a DISM scan
- Move the mouse pointer over to the upper right side of the screen to open the charms bar.
- Left-click or tap on the Search feature.
- In the search feature, you will need to write Command Prompt.
- Left-click or tap on the Command Prompt as Admin icon after the search is finished.
- After the Command Prompt window pops up you will need to write in there the following line: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth but without the quotes.
- Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
- Write in the command prompt window the following line: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth without the quotes.
- Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
- Write in the command prompt window the following command: Exit but without the quotes.
- Press the Enter button on the keyboard to exit the command prompt window.
- Try to do the update again and see if you still have the same error message.
Note: if you get the same 0x80073712 error, reboot your Windows 10 device and try again to update the system.
3. Refresh your PC (critical solution)
- Move the mouse pointer over to the upper right side of the screen.
- Left-click or tap on the Settings feature.
- In the Settings feature you will need to left click or tap on the Change PC Settings option.
- Left-click or tap on Update and recovery.
- Left-click or tap on Recovery in the next window.
- You will see there a topic that says Refresh your PC without affecting your files and you will need to left click or tap on the Get started button.
- After this, you will only need to follow the instructions posted on the screen for a quick refresh of the system.
- After the refresh feature is finished please try updating again the files in Windows 10 and see if you have the update error 80073712.
4. Fix Recent Windows Update errors
Error 0x80073712 is not the only one that can obstruct the functionality of your PC. There were many updates released recently, and all of them had some specific problems.
Now you have a few working solutions to your 0x80073712 update error, which you can try and get rid of this issue once and for all.
You can also write us below for any questions that you may have regarding the error message 0x80073712 and we will help you in the shortest time possible.
FAQ: Learn more about the Windows Update service
- How do I fix Windows Update errors?
Fixing Windows Update errors isn’t an easy task, but running a DISM scan or refreshing your PC has often proved to be helpful. If necessary, check out this quick guide to fix DISM failed on Windows 10.
- Why is Windows Update not working?
Pointing a finger towards the root cause of your Windows Update not working is difficult. That’s why we recommend running the built-in troubleshooter to get a precise answer and a quick fix.
- How do I fix Windows 10 error 0x80073712?
As described in this article on how to solve Windows 10 update error code 0x80073712, you may try to refresh your PC or fix recent Windows Update errors.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in October 2014 and was revamped and updated in June 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.