How to Resolve Error 80070003 “Windows 10 couldn’t be installed”

Let’s figure out how to fix error code 0x80070003 Windows 10 Update could not be installed. The Windows update process may stop while downloading the update and error code 0x80070003 could not be installed. If updates are available, they cannot be downloaded and installed automatically through Windows Update.

In this article, we will cover a few troubleshooting steps that you can take to resolve the problem.

What causes error 80070003 “Windows 10 failed to install”?

There are two main reasons why this error occurs. The first is the wrong path, and the second is that EaseUS Partition Master 10.5 was used to repartition the disk, which changed the partition types and mapped the IDs of the reserved system partitions to OEM partition IDs in UEFI systems with GPT disks, resulting in a failed upgrade.

How to resolve error 80070003 “Windows 10 failed to install”?

Launch the Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Download the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
  2. Left-click or tap the Save File option.
  3. Then left-click or click OK.
  4. Allow the download to complete.
  5. Navigate to the directory in which you downloaded the Troubleshooter and right-click or tap it.
  6. In the menu that appears, left-click or tap Run as administrator.
  7. Left-click or tap Yes when the User Account Control message appears.
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows Update Troubleshooter installation process.
  9. Reboot your operating system after the troubleshooting is complete.
  10. Check again to see if you can update from Windows 10 without getting error code 0x80070003.

Perform a DISM command

  1. Press and hold the Windows key and the X key.
  2. In the menu that appears, click the Command Prompt (Admin) icon on the left again.
  3. Type the following at the command line:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth.
  4. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  5. In the prompt window, type the following:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth.
  6. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  7. The process will take about 10 minutes.
  8. After the process is complete, restart your operating system 10.
  9. After restarting, check again to see if the Windows update function is working normally.

Using the Windows Update Wizard

The Windows Update Wizard is a handy tool that can be downloaded manually from Microsoft’s official website. It makes it easy to update or upgrade your computer by doing everything automatically.

Simply download the tool, run it, and follow the on-screen instructions to update your system. Note that you’ll need a stable internet connection to run the update, and you’ll need to restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Restart Windows Update from the command line

  1. Left-click or tap the command line (Admin) that you have on your Windows 10 operating system.
  2. If you are prompted for an administrator account and password, enter them.
  3. In the prompt window, type the following:
    net stop wuauserv.
  4. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  5. Then in the prompt window, type the following:
    net stop bits.
  6. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  7. Reboot the operating system 10.
  8. After the machine restarts, open the command prompt window again.
  9. Write the following in the command line window:
    net start wuauserv.
  10. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  11. Type the following at the command prompt window: net start bits.
  12. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  13. Now try running the Windows update function again and see if it works this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Error 0x80070003 can occur when you try to run Windows Update on a Windows 10 computer. This error usually occurs when Windows updates cannot be installed, when the installation process is in progress, or when updates are installed but the process cannot be completed.

Too little memory: If you don't have enough free memory on your computer to run the Windows 10 update, the update will stop and Windows will report that the update failed. If you free up some memory, it's usually not a problem.

  1. Make sure the update is really stuck.
  2. Turn it off and on again.
  3. Check the Windows Update utility.
  4. Run the Microsoft Troubleshooter program.
  5. Start Windows in safe mode.
  6. Go back in time with System Restore.
  7. Clear the file cache in Windows Update itself.
  8. Run a full virus scan.

  1. Make sure you have enough memory on your device.
  2. Run the Windows update multiple times.
  3. Check for third-party drivers and download any updates.
  4. Disable any additional hardware.
  5. Check the Device Manager for errors.
  6. Uninstall third-party security programs.
  7. Fix the hard drive errors.
  8. Perform a clean Windows reboot.