Common Windows 7 update error codes and how to fix them

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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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 descriptionMicrosoft fix Link
0x80004002KB2509997
0x8000FFFFKB2509997
0x80070002ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUNDKB947821
0x80070003COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUNDKB910336
0x80070005ERROR_ACCESS_DENIEDKB968003
0x80070008ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORYUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x8007000DError_invalid_dataKB947821
0x8007000EE_OUTOFMEMORYUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80070020STIERR_SHARING_VIOLATIONKB883825
0x80070057ERROR_INVALID_PARAMENTER- E_INVALIDARGKB947821
0x80070103Microsoft Support page
0x80070308Forum thread – see the first reply.
0x8007041FERROR_SERVICE_DATABASE_LOCKEDKB947821
0x80070420KB958054
0x80070422ERROR_SERVICE_DISABLEDForum thread
0x80070424ERROR_SERVICE_DOES_NOT_EXISTKB968002
KB2509997
0x80070490E_PROP_ID_UNSUPPORTEDKB947821

KB2509997

0x800705B4Error_TimeoutUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x800705B9ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERRORKB947821
0x80070643ERROR_INSTALL_FAILUREkb2509997
kb976982
0x8007064CKB2509997
0x8007066AError_Patch_Target_Not_FoundKB2509997
0x80071A90ERROR_TRANSACTIONAL_CONFLICTUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80071A91KB2939087
0x80072EE2ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUTUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80072EE7ERROR_INTERNET_NAME_NOT_RESOLVEDUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80072EEFERROR_INTERNET_LOGIN_FAILUREUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80072EFDERROR_INTERNET_CANNOT_CONNECTUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80072EFEERROR_INTERNET_CONNECTION_ABORTEDUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80072F76ERROR_HTTP_HEADER_NOT_FOUNDUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80072F78ERROR_HTTP_INVALID_SERVER_RESPONSEUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x800736B3ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUNDKB2255099
0x800736CCERROR_SXS_FILE_HASH_MISMATCHKB947821
0x80073701ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSINGKB2700530
0x8007370AERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE
_VALUE
KB947821
0x8007370BERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE
_NAME
KB947821
0x8007370DERROR_SXS_IDENTITY_PARSE_ERRORKB947821
0x80073712ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPTKB957310
KB2509997
0x8007371BERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE
_INCOMPLETE
KB947821
0x80090305SEC_E_SECPKG_NOT_FOUNDUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x8009033FSEC_E_Shutdown_IN_ProgressUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80092003CRYPT_E_File_ErrorKB947821
0x800A0046CTL_PermissionDeniedKB883821
0x800A01ADUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x800F081FCBS_E_SOURCE_MISSINGKB947821
0x800F0826Update Diagnostic Tool
0x80200010BG_E_NETWORK_DISCONNECTEDKB958047
0x8024000ESUS_E_XML_INVALIDUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x8024001bWU_E_SELFUPDATE_IN_PROGRESSWindows Report fix article
0x8024200DSUS_E_UH_NEEDANOTHERDOWNLOADWindows Forum thread – see the first reply.
0x80242016WU_E_UH_POSTREBOOTUNEXPECTEDSTATEInstall the update manually from the Windows Update Catalog.
0x80244008SUS_E_PT_SOAPCLIENT_PARSEFAULTUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x8024400ASUS_E_PT_SOAPCLIENT_PARSEUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x8024400DSUS_E_PT_SOAP_CLIENTUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80244016SUS_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_BAD_REQUESTUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80244022SUS_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_SERVICE_UNAVAILUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x8024402cWU_E_PT_WINHTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVEDKB883821
0x8024402fUpdate Diagnostic Tool
Windows forum thread – see first page.
0x80245001WU_E_REDIRECTOR_LOAD_XMLKB2509997
0x80245003WU_E_REDIRECTOR_ID_SMALLERKB2509997
0x8024502dWU_E_PT_SAME_REDIR_IDUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0x80246002SUS_E_DM_INCORRECTFILEHASHKB2509997
0x80246007SUS_E_DM_NOTDOWNLOADEDKB2509997
0x80248007SUS_E_DS_NODATAKB2509997
0x80248011SUS_E_DS_UNABLETOSTARTKB883821
0x8024a005WU_E_AU_NO_REGISTERED_SERVICEWindows Update Troubleshooter
0x8024d006WU_E_SETUP_TARGET_VERSION_GREATERKB2509997
0x8E5E03FEKB2509997
0xC80001FEhrLogWriteFailKB2509997
0xC80003FAUpdate Diagnostic Tool
0xC800042DHrVersionStoreOutOfMemoryUpdate 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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