80050007 updating driver too, please!

How to fix Windows update error code 0x80070003 or 0x80070002 under Windows 8, 7 or vista

This tutorial is a short solution if you receive the error 0x80070003 or 0x80070002, when you try to install Windows updates inside Windows 8, 7 or vista. The above error(s) happens when your computer has wrong date/time settings or when Windows update temporary folder is corrupted.  To resolve these errors, follow the solution given below.

Error code description:

{ Update failed

Error(s) found:

Code 80070003 Windows Update ran into a problem }

How to fix Windows (8, 7 or vista) update error code 80070003 or 80070002

Method 1: Check you date and time settings.

Ensure sure that your computer’s date and time are correct.

To do this :

a. Click on the “Date and Time” in the lower right corner

b. In the window that opens, click on “Change date and time settings”.

c. Press “Change date and time” to ensure that you have setup the correct date/time/year in your computer.

d. When finished with date/time, press “Change time zone” to ensure that you have the proper time zone.


e. Restart your computer and try to update your computer. If the problem persists, proceed to the next method.

Method 2: Remove (delete) Windows update installation files:

Step 1: Stop Windows Update service.

To do this:

a. Simultaneously press Windows key + R  to open run command box.

b. Inside run command box type: services.msc and press Enter

c. Search for Windows Update service, then right click on it and select Stop.

Step 2: Rename Windows update folder.

To do this:

a. Open “My Computer” and navigate to “C:\Windows”folder.

b. Find and right click on “SoftwareDistribution” folder and choose rename.

c: Rename the “SoftwareDistribution” folder to “SoftwareDistributionOLD” and press Enter.

d. Ask “YES” to UAC warning and continue to next step.

Step 3: Start Windows Update service, and try to update your computer.

Method 3: Use the Microsoft Fix it 50202 Tool

Download and runMicrosoft Fix it 50202 and then try to update your computer.

Source:Microsoft article 910336

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