When do you encounter error code 0x8007043c? How to solve Windows Update error code 0x8007043c? This Techquack post shows you how to fix Windows 10 error 0x8007043c. In addition, you can also visit Techquack to find other Windows Update errors and solutions.
Some users complain that they encounter error code 0x8007043c while updating their operating system. They search online for solutions for this Windows Update 0x8007043c error code.
Windows Update is a Microsoft service that provides updates to the Windows operating system and installed components, including items such as Internet Explorer. It is important to update your system regularly, as outdated software and components can cause a number of problems with your computer. This is exactly what has happened to many people, but they have a problem with Windows Update itself, which has an error:
Error Number: 0x8007043C
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What is the cause of Windows Update Error 0x8007043c?
We have investigated this particular problem by reviewing various user reviews and trying different repair strategies that are often recommended by other users who have found themselves in a similar situation. It turns out that several different situations could be responsible for causing this problem.
Here’s a shortlist of possible culprits that you may have to deal with:
Windows Update Incompatibility: It turns out that this problem can also be caused by a Windows update that your operating system is trying to install, even though it is not compatible with the operating system version. If this scenario applies, you may be able to solve the problem by running Windows Update diagnostics.
Third-party AV interference: As reported by various affected users, this problem can also occur due to overprotected third-party antivirus software that blocks communication between the PC and the UFG server due to false alarms. In this case, you can solve the problem by disabling real-time protection or removing the third-party security package.
Corruption of the system file is another possible cause that causes this error code: corruption of the system file. In this case, you should be able to resolve the problem using a set of utilities (DISM and SFC) that are able to repair and replace the corrupted instances that corrupt the upgrade component.
Faulty operating system component: In rare cases, this problem may be caused by a corrupted base instance that cannot be repaired by normal means. In this case, the problem can be solved by upgrading each operating system component using a procedure such as a repair shop or clean installation.
If you are experiencing the same problem and one of the above scenarios applies to you, this article provides some diagnostic steps that should help you get to the bottom of the problem. Below is a set of possible solutions that other users in a similar situation have successfully used to fix error code 0x8007043c.
If you want to be as efficient as possible, we recommend that you follow the instructions in the order in which we have classified them (by efficiency and severity). In the end, you should come up with a solution that solves the problem, regardless of the cause.
How to fix Windows Update error 0x8007043c?
Run Windows Update to diagnose Windows 10
By running the Update Troubleshooter, you can determine what’s wrong with the latest update. The troubleshooter also automatically recovers the problem found in the process.
- Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R keys.
- You should go to the Troubleshooting tab of the Settings application. To do this, type “ms-settings: troubleshoot”.
- On the right sidebar, find “Run” and select “Windows Update”.
- Click the “Run Troubleshooter” button.
- The process will take some time to scan. After the repair strategy is displayed, click “Apply this repair”.
- Then restart your computer and see if the problem persists.
Perform a full virus scan
The 0x8007043c update error may be caused by viruses that are already present in your operating system. This will hinder the progress of the update, so it is recommended that you remove the threat.
- Open settings or press the Windows + I keys at the same time.
- Look for “Update and Security” and select “Windows Defender” below.
- On the right side, look at “Enable Windows Defender Antivirus” and click “Next”.
- Select “Virus Threat -> Protection” and a pop-up window will open.
- Select “Advanced analysis” and click “Full analysis”.
- Wait for the process to complete and restart your computer. Check for the error.
Update the device driver
Updating the device driver can help you install components that may be missing or necessary for the update process. Follow the steps below to update the device driver:
- Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R.
- Type devmgmt.msc to open Device Manager and click OK. A list of drivers installed on your system will appear.
- Look for the faulty driver. Sometimes there is a yellow exclamation mark on the left side of the screen, indicating that the driver is damaged or missing. Right-click on the driver and select “Update Driver”.
- In the options, select “Automatically check for the latest driver software”.
- Allow the process to run before restarting the computer.
Performing DISM and SFC scans
Some operating system errors are often related to corrupted system files. In this case, running the system file checker and installation image service control can help identify possible file corruption and correct the error.
To perform an SFC scan
- Open the Run dialog box or press Windows + R. Type a command to open a command prompt. Right-click and select Run as administrator. You can also press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the command prompt directly with administrator privileges.
- Once you’re at the command prompt, type sfc / scan now to start checking. The process may take some time.
- When the process completes, exit the command line and reboot your computer.
To launch the DISM tool
- Open the Run dialog box and go to the command prompt with administrator privileges.
- Once open, type the following commands followed by the Enter key.
DISM / Online / Cleanup image / CheckHealth
DISM / Online / Cleanup Image / ScanHealth
DISM / Online / Cleanup Image / CheckHealth
- These commands allow you to check the status of your system and fix any errors. The process takes a long time, so don’t turn off your computer.
- Then exit the command line and restart your computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Open Run.
- Type: C:UsersUSERNAMEAppData. Replace C: with the drive letter where Windows is installed.
- Click OK.
- Right-click the local folder.
- Click Properties.
- Switch to the Security tab.
- Click "Edit > Add".
- Enter "All."
- Copy the OFV.CAB file to your desktop or download it.
- Navigate to the location where you copied OFV.
- Double click on the extracted OFV.
- In the "User Account Control" window, ask "Yes".
- Once the installation is complete, go to Windows Update and click the "Retry" button.
- Update or uninstall the corrupted drivers.
- Uninstall your antivirus program.
- Disconnect all peripheral devices.
- Remove any extra RAM or network card.
- Perform an SFC scan.
- Check the free space for updates.
- Use the multimedia creation tool.
- Remove any problem requests.
- Click on the Windows icon to open the search window.
- In the results of the raised search, click the "Troubleshooting Settings" button.
- In the "Settings" window, scroll down until you see the "Windows Update" troubleshooter.