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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Showing "0x80070002" or "0x80070003" error code after downloading updates from Windows Update



Showing "0x80070002" or "0x80070003" error code after downloading updates from Windows Update
Release
Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Problem
When we trying to update windows 7 , update may failed and a red X mark will appear near to the update window with some error code like 0x80070002 or 0x80070003 or 80070652.



Solution
This problem occurs when some files in the update are missing, even though the update is downloaded and extracted successfully.

Method 1
 Open the services by typing services.msc on command prompt. Click stop the Automatic updates service.
Rename the software Distribution directory located at C:\windows as software Distributionbak.
To do this, type the command cd %windir% on command prompt. Press enter.
Type ren SoftwareDistribution  SoftwareDistributionbak and press enter. Type exit and enter again.
Restart the Automatic updates services. And restart the PC.

Method 2
Reset the Windows Updates Components by using the Microsoft Fix it 50202 from the following the Microsoft link
After downloading the Fix, execute the file and restart the PC after finish it.



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