Windows error code 0x80070003 windows 10

Hello Friends!! If you receive error 0x80070003 while click on widows update in windows 10, then follow our 5 steps to get rid of this error permanently.Generally this error shows that some update files are missing or there is some network problem downloading the update.

If that downloaded file is corrupt then we cannot access them. This image shows you the actual error page that you faced at the time of windows update.

Windows error code
0x80070003 windows 10
Windows error code 0x80070003 windows 10

Now we are providing 5 Steps to get rid of this Windows error code 0x80070003.

Table of Contents

Step 1: Windows Update TroubleShooter

Windows 10 have own built-in troubleshooter for resolve some update related issues, which was named as windows update troubleshooter. When you face problem in windows update then you should try first this option for resolve some issues.

  • First click on windows search option then type ‘windows update’ after this click on windows update settings which was shown in below image:-
Windows update troubleshooter
Windows update troubleshooter
  • After following this click on Troubleshoot then click on Next if available and follow same instructions. Other side you can click on Additional troubleshooters for checking more troubleshooting options. Sometimes some Ethernet adaptor, network issue, and other causes for not updating and downloading windows update.

We are providing below image which gives you more comfort for understand-

Windows update troubleshooter
Windows update troubleshooter

Step 2: Reset Windows Update Folder

If you windows update issue still persist then follow our second working step which was reset windows update folder. Sometimes due to network or server issue some updates does not download properly and it was damaged.

So we can recover this issue after resetting windows update related folders. Now we are gives you full methods for resetting this folder which was follows:-

  • Having press Windows key along with R key at same time from your keyboard.
  • After that type cmd and press ctrl, shift and Enter key for run command prompt as administrator
  • When cmd get opened then type following command net stop wuauserv for stopping windows update service.
reset windows update
reset windows update
  • Then rename the windows update folder, SoftwareDistribution to SoftwareDistribution.old by following this path: – C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.We can rename this folder name from ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • command. At last for restarting windows update service by following net start wuauserv command
reset windows update
reset windows update

Now restart your PC/Laptop, when system get restart then check for windows update. If your issue still same then try our next step of solution.

Step 3: Disable Antivirus

Some apps, programs and antivirus installed on your PC/Laptop may create issue with the Windows update process. Some Third-party programs, antimalware, antispamware and firewall software often block the Windows Update service.

The fastest way to resolve this issue is to disable all the unnecessary third-party programs, firewall and antivirus which running on your computer. For disable any type of antivirus process will be same which are as follows:-

  • Right click on right corner arrow on taskbar then click on antivirus or firewall shortcut and click on disable antivirus protection. Friends!! For your reference I am giving you example of disable quick heal antivirus and its all protection.
 Disable your Antivirus
  • You can disable antivirus by set time limit (According to your required time limit). 
 Disable your Antivirus

After follow this antivirus disable process then check issue if error 0x80070003 persists check our next solution.

Step 4: Restart Windows Update Service Windows 10

Sometimes windows update service creating problem for updating windows update and create error 0x80070003. If windows update troubleshooter fails to resolve this error so we can try to resolve this error by restart windows update related services which was as follows:-

  • Windows update service
  • BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service)
  • Cryptographic Services

By restarting those following three services we can get success about windows update error 0x80070003. Process regarding restart services are follows but first we have to stop all three services:-

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop bits
  • net stop cryptsvc

For example, we are providing you one image regarding stopping service command which was same for all three services.

net stop wuauserv
net stop wuauserv

Now we are providing you one image regarding start service command which was same for all three services.

net stop wuauserv
net stop wuauserv

One Important thing is that we have to check their startup type which was set to Automatic and their state is set for running mode.

After this working process your issue has been resolved. If issue still remain same then try our Last step for rid this error 0x80070003

Step5 : Replace Spupdsvc.exe File

This spupdsvc.exe file is a genuine file which was a software component of Microsoft. This service in one of the very useful service for all Windows users and runs silently at background. It gives necessary updates to Windows operating system.

When a new update available then a process run in background and finally one entry added to the registry for spupdsvc.exe. The .exe extension indicates an executable file. This type of file run at background of windows process. Basically spupdsvc.exe is a process file which update the operating system (OS) as needed by system.

Replace Spupdsvc.exe File

By following those command we can replace spupdsvc.exe file from system32 folder.

  • After press Windows key along with R key at same time from your keyboard.
  • After that type cmd and press ctrl, shift and Enter key for run command prompt as administrator
  • Now press enter key and type following command. This command create new spupdsvc.exe file and replace old file to spupdsvc.old.
  • cmd /c ren %systemroot%\System32\Spupdsvc.exe Spupdsvc.old
Replace Spupdsvc.exe File

By following this command press enter and you found that new sprpdsvc.exe file has been created on same location which was we required. Now restart your PC/Laptop and then check windows update error 0x80070003.

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