The error code 8007000e is mainly encountered by the WIndows users when they are searching for updates. The reason for this error to show up can be that the folder where the WIndows updates are stored has been corrupted. So, if you are facing this error, you don’t have to worry. Here, I will be discussing various methods to solve this error.
Procedures to fix the error code 8007000e
This error shows up in Windows 7 only. Here are the different methods that you can implement to fix this Windows update error.
1. KB3102810 update installation
- You have to download Internet Explorer 11 and install it. After that, you have to restart your PC.
- Now, you have to select the KB3102810 update and download it. However, do not install it right now.
- First, you have to restart the PC.
- When your computer starts up, install this KB3102810 update.
- When the installation is complete, you have to restart your computer.
- Next, you have to rebuild the folder for “SoftwareDistribution”. For that, you have to first open the Windows Services Control Panel. You will be able to do it by clicking the R and the Windows button at the same time. In the Run box, you have to write “service.msc” and then press the button of “OK”.
- After that, you have to find the “Windows Update” service.
- Then, you have to right-click on it and click on the option of “Stop”.
- Now, you have to delete the folder of SoftwareDistribution. For that, you have to go to the “C” drive and to the folder of “Windows”.
- After locating it, select the folder and click on the option of “Delete”.
- Next, you have to open the “Control Panel” again.
- After that, you have to locate the option of “Windows Update” and select the option of “Start”.
Now, check for updates and see if the error code 8007000e is still showing.
2. Windows System files repair
You can also try to solve the problem by repairing the system files. Follow the steps given below to successfully complete the repair.
- Select the “Start” icon and then select the option of “All Programs”. After that, click on the option of “Accessories”.
- Within this option, you will find the option of “Command Prompt”. Right-click on it and select the option of “Run as administrator”.
- Now, you have to write “sfc /scannow” in the command prompt and hit Enter.
- Next, you have to wait for some time as the Windows System Files are being repaired by the System File Checker.
- After the process is complete, restart your computer.
- Now, you can search for the updates that you want and then try to install them.
Check if the Windows update error 8007000e is still showing after this process.
3. Use the System Update Readiness Tool
Another way of solving this problem is to use the System Update Readiness Tool.
- First, you have to download the System Update Readiness Tool. Download the tool that is compatible with your version of Windows. Since this tool is regularly updated, you must locate the latest version.
- On the webpage of the Download Center, you have to click on the option of “Download”. Then, you can select any of the two options:-
a. You can choose to install the tool afterward. Start the downloading process by selecting the option of “Save”. This will download the file for installation on your computer. You will be able to install the tool later at your own time.
b. However, you can also choose the immediate installation process. You have to select the option of “Run” or “Open”. Then, you have to follow the on-screen instructions.
- After you have installed the tool, in the dialog box of “Windows Update Standalone Installer” you have to select the option of “Yes”.
- Now the tool will get installed. At the same time, it will also run automatically. Usually, this process takes about 15 minutes or less, however, it can also take longer than that. You have to wait patiently until the progress bar shows that the process is complete.
- After the installation process is complete, click on the button of “Close”.
- Lastly, reinstall the update that you were trying to update earlier.
Check if the Windows update error 8007000e is still there. You can move to the next solution if you see that the error is still present.
4. Turn off any third-party security software
This error can also show up when the third-party anti-malware and anti-virus software you are using interrupts with the update of the WIndows. So, it is better to disable this software if you have installed any. After disabling them, check if the error code 8007000e is still showing or not. If this method did not work for you, then you can go to the next solution.
5. SoftwareDistribution folder renaming
Another reason for this error to occur may be due to some damaged or corrupt folders of SoftwareDistribution. These folders can be fixed by renaming them. You can follow these steps to rename the folders:-
- Open the Run box by pressing the R and the Windows button at the same time. After that, type “cmd” in the box and then, to run the Command Prompt as an administrator, you have to press Ctrl + Shift + Enter at the same time.
- Now, you have to type in the given command and then hit Enter.
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution software distribution.old
This will help you to rename the folder to SoftwareDistribution.old.
- When the process is completed, you have to close the window of Command Prompt by typing “Exit” and pressing Enter.
After this, you have to restart your PC. Now, check if the error code 8007000e is still showing up.
I hope you will be able to utilize these solutions and solve your WIndows update problem. All of these solutions are very effective and easy to implement. I am sure that you will get results from any one of the above-discussed solutions. So, follow them carefully and solve the error code 8007000e on your own.