Microsoft recommends users keep their systems up to date. You can install Windows Updates from Windows 11/10 Settings. But sometimes, Windows Updates fail to install and show an error message. In this article, we will discuss some solutions to fix the 0xe0000003 Windows Update error.
Fix 0xe0000003 Windows Update error
Usually, Windows Updates fail due to a bad internet connection and less space on the C drive. However, many other causes can also trigger Windows Update errors. Use the following fixes to fix the 0xe0000003 Windows Update error.
- Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Reset Windows Update Components
- Install Windows Update in Clean Boot state
- Use Media Creation Tool to install Windows Update manually
- Download Windows Update from Microsoft Update catalog
Let’s talk about these solutions in detail.
1] Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
If you have a problem with Windows Updates, you can run the Windows Update Troubleshooter. It is an automated tool developed by Microsoft. You can access it via Windows 11/10 Settings.
In Windows 11 22H2 and later builds, Microsoft redirected Windows Update Troubleshooter to the Get Help app. Hence, clicking on the Run button will automatically open the Windows Update Troubleshooter in the Get Help app. If this does not open the Get Hep app automatically and you see the “Troubleshooters have moved and this tool will be retired” message, you can run it directly through the Get Help app.
2] Reset Windows Update Components
Corrupted Windows Update Components can cause Windows Updates to fail. In such a case, resetting the Windows Update Components can fix the Windows Update issues. If running the Windows Update Troubleshooter did not help, we suggest you reset the Windows Update Components and see if it helps.
3] Install Windows Update in Clean Boot state
Clean Boot state can help you to recognize a conflicting third-party app and service. The Windows Update may fail due to a third-party background app or service. Start your computer in a Clean Boot state and see if you can install Windows Updates in Clean Boot State. In most cases, Windows Updates are installed in the Clean Boot state. Maybe it helps you.
4] Use Media Creation Tool to install Windows Update Manually
The Media Creation Tool to upgrade Windows and create an installation media. You can use this installation media to install Windows on another computer. If you cannot install Windows Update from Windows 11/10 Settings, give Media Creation Tool a try. This tool will download and install the latest version of Windows Update on your system.
5] Download Windows Update from Microsoft Update catalog
The Microsoft Update Catalog is a database that contains all Windows Updates released by Microsoft. If Windows Updates fail to install on your system, you can download that update package from this website and install it manually.
Every Windows Update has a KB number. To download the required Windows Update, you must know its KB number. This KB number is available on the Windows Update page in your Windows 11/10 Settings. Open your Windows Settings and note down the KB number of the update that is failing to install. Now, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website and search for the update by entering that KB number. Download that update and install it manually.
How to fix One or more Windows Update components are configured incorrectly?
The error message “One of the update services is not running properly” is self-explanatory. When you see this error, you should check the status of the Windows Update service in the Services Manager. Restarting this service can also fix this error.
How do I fix the Windows Update installation error?
There are many reasons why a Windows Update fails to install. If you are not able to install a Windows Update, you can try some fixes, like running Windows Update Troubleshooter, resetting the Windows Update Components, installing Windows Updates in a Clean Boot state, etc.
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