Update error code 0x800700d8 is new and prevents smooth installation of monthly patches. Due to this error, you won’t even be able to apply cumulative monthly updates. In this blog post, we explain some simple ways to solve the system update problem.
Error code 0x800700d8 can be caused by several reasons such as slow network connection, third-party applications, corrupted Windows Update components, etc. Delayed updates can also cause this error. Run the troubleshooter, disable anti-malware programs, and delayed updates can fix the inconsistencies in the updates. If none of these work, try using the update wizard to fix this error.
What causes error 0x800700d8 in Windows 10?
We’ve investigated this particular problem by looking at the various custom reports and repair strategies commonly used by affected users in a similar situation. It turns out that there are several different scenarios in which this error code is triggered:
Third-party AV interference – It turns out that several over-protected AV complexes have been known to cause this problem by effectively interrupting communication between GUF servers and update servers. If this scenario applies, you can solve the problem by disabling real-time protection or removing a third-party package.
Common Fault – The problem may arise from a common fault that is already covered by the repair strategy included in Windows 10. In this case, you can resolve the problem by using Windows Update Troubleshooting to automatically resolve the issue.
WU can’t manage the update – Some updates encounter obstacles when a user tries to install them on a new version after upgrading from an older version of Windows. In this case, you can avoid the error code by using the Update Wizard to update your version of Windows 10 to the latest version.
Your computer is set to “delay updates” – some versions of Windows have the ability to delay some updates (except security updates). It turns out that this error code can occur when your computer is set to allow “delayed updates”. In this case, you can solve the problem by disabling the “Deferred Update” feature.
Faulty WU components – In some cases, error code 0x800700d8 may occur due to inconsistencies in the way Windows Update interacts with other components used in the update process. In this case, you can solve the problem by resetting all components and dependencies involved in the update process.
How to fix error 0x800700d8 in Windows 10?
Reboot your computer.
Although it sounds simple, Windows consists of various services that work together in the background to provide you, the user, with a hassle-free experience. System errors, such as 0x800700d8, can occur and prevent Windows from updating if any of the “components” that make up Windows malfunction. Component problems can be resolved by rebooting the computer. Turn your computer off, turn it back on after a few minutes and try updating Windows.
Run the Windows Update diagnostic program
Developed by the Windows development team, Windows Update Troubleshooter is a powerful tool designed to help you fix many Windows errors, including error 0x800700d8. Running Windows Update Troubleshooter may be just what you need to fix this error and update Windows.
To run the Windows Update Troubleshooter and fix this error, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings and click Update and Security.
- Click Troubleshooting, and then click Windows Update Troubleshooting.
- Run the tool and follow the instructions on the screen.
Scan your computer for viruses
A virus can cause Windows error 0x800700d8 because it can infect your Windows system files. In this case, simply install antivirus software and remove the malware. In order to be safe in the future, you should make sure that you do so:
- Don’t open messages from unknown senders or your spam folder.
- Update your antivirus program regularly.
- Do not install programs that have not been downloaded from the developer’s website.
Uninstall the program(s) that may be causing this problem.
It is possible that a program installed on your computer does not allow you to install the latest Windows update, resulting in error 0x800700d8. In this case, simply uninstall the program(s).
If the error message appears right after you turn on your computer and boot Windows, it could be one of the programs that run when Windows starts up. In this case, you should disable all of these programs to determine the culprit. Then you need to run the programs one by one to find out which one is the most malicious. Once you have identified the program, simply remove it by following these steps:
- Right-click on the Start menu and select Programs and Features.
- Select the program you want to uninstall and click Uninstall.
Changing your current firewall and antivirus settings
Your current firewall and antivirus settings can play an important role in the day-to-day operation of Windows or other files closely related to Windows. You can start by temporarily disabling the firewall and antivirus to see if it makes a difference. If error 0x800700d8 does not occur, open the firewall and antivirus program and reconfigure them, following the articles and instructions you can find on the Internet if you are not sure how to reconfigure the firewall and antivirus settings.
Run the System File Checker (SFC) tool.
Windows system files can be corrupted by bad programs and malware if they are not well protected and maintained. These changes and corruption can lead to many errors, including this one. The SFC tool is a powerful tool developed by Windows that scans and restores all the system files that can be fixed and fixes this error so that you can update your computer. To use the SFC tool, follow these steps:
- Go to the Start menu and type Command Prompt.
- Right-click on it and select Run as administrator.
- At the command prompt, type the following command:
sfc / scan now.
- Wait for the process to complete.
Windows Update Update.
To fix error 0x800700d8, you can update Windows update, that is, reset the update process to reinstall it. To update Windows, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer and reboot it while you do this.
- An error message will appear, and you will need to run the repair tool when you startup. You must highlight this tool by pressing the up or down arrow keys and pressing Enter. If the repair tool is not installed on your computer, you will need to install it from the Windows installation DVD. Just insert the DVD, run it, and continue.
- Once the boot recovery tool is running, click Cancel.
- In the dialog box that appears, click Do Not Send and then click View advanced recovery and support options.
- At the bottom of the window that opens, locate the command line (CMD).
- At the command prompt, type the following commands, then press Enter after you have typed all the commands:
net stop wuauserv
If none of the other solutions have been able to fix this error and update Windows, you can reinstall Windows and install the update before installing other programs. Before reinstalling Windows, be sure to back up all personal data (photos, music, videos, and other valuable documents) stored on your computer, on an external hard drive, or in-network backup solutions such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and others to avoid losing them in the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Make sure you have enough memory on your device.
- Run Windows Update several times.
- Check third-party drivers and download any updates.
- Disable any additional hardware.
- Check your device manager for errors.
- Remove third-party security software.
- Recover hard drive errors.
- Perform a clean reboot in Windows.
- Move updates.
- Use the multimedia creation tool.
- Run Windows update troubleshooting.
- Restart the Smart Background Transfer service.
- Reset Windows Update components.
- Disable anti-virus/legal/firewall protection.
- Disable the VPN software.
According to Microsoft Knowledge Base, "error code 0x80072EE7 may occur if the client computer cannot find the correct IP address when trying to resolve the URL for the Windows Update website or the Microsoft Update website. This error may occur if the host file contains a static IP address."
- Run the Windows Update diagnostic program.
- Use a system file checker.
- Turn off your firewall or antivirus.
- Reset the Windows Store.
- Remove items from the SoftwareDistribution folder.
- Re-register the 32nd crypt.
- Download the necessary updates manually.
- Install Windows updates in a clean state at startup.