Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80070003

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There are a lot of errors in Windows Update. One of them is called Windows Update error code 0x80070003. Every user of any windows operating system including windows 10 can get this error. It usually shows up with the message written that the Windows could not search for new updates and the error appeared while checking for new updates for your computer. Another message written “Error(s) found: Code 0x80070003 windows update encountered an unknown error”.

This error is related to an update. It means that you might get this error when your computer is automatically installing the updates they are available or when installing updates for the certain app manually. Also, you can get this one after upgrading the OS to windows 10.

How can this error code 0x80070003 happen? There are several factors that can be the culprit of the error. Some of them are the Windows Firewall related issues, the conflict(s) in the computer system, the insufficient RAM, the insufficient space on the installation disk, the issues in the system memory, and so on. For your information, this error can make the data lost and the Windows registry host damaged, so, it is better for you to fix this error as soon as possible.

Then, what can you do when you encounter this error code 0x80070003? There are several methods that can help you to solve the problem. The first one is running system scan. To do this, you have to click Start and go to Search Box. Then, type “cmd” in the search box before hitting the Enter button. After that, please type “sfc/scannow” in order to start the system scan. This method can scan the system of the computer for any issue(s) hat can cause this error. The process takes some time so please be patient because you have to led the scan to complete. When it is done, please restart the computer so you can see the existence of this error.

The second one is checking the proxy settings. In this method, you have to press the combination of win + R keys first. Then, press the Enter button in order to open the Command Prompt. Next, type “netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie” in the Prompt before hitting the Enter button. Afterward, you have to make the proxy in “Network Settings” disable unless you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)”. Lastly, it is better for you to restart the computer so you can see if the error is fixed or not.


The third one is updating the troubleshoot Windows. When there is the minor issue with windows Update, then this method is the correct one. to do this, you have to type “troubleshooter” in the search box first before hitting the Enter button. Then, select “Troubleshooter” and click “View all”. After that, please select “Windows Update troubleshooter” and the follow the instructions that you see on the screen.

The other methods that can you try when the methods above do not work are running the repair tool, uninstalling the apps, restoring the system, and making the Windows Installation fresh.

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