When installing a Windows Update, you receive an Error Code 80073712.
According to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821, 80073712 is ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT The component store is in an inconsistent state.
From KB947821 I downloaded & ran the tool for my version of Windows. It can take a while.
When it was finished, I checked C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log. It found one error.
Doing a Bing search for part of the bad manifest, I was able to determine it was KB3150513. I manually downloaded the update from the Microsoft Update Catalog (http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3150513) then installed it on the computer. No more error!
I didn’t have to do this but may have to also reset the Windows Update Components (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058)
I know another Windows Update post. I’m just going through a backlog of stuff that I never published & just want to get it up here.
A while back I wrote about a very similar error when installing the .NET 4.0 Framework (KB982671). https://patrickhoban.wordpress.com/2010/09/29
When installing the .NET 4.5.2 Framework (KB2901907) you receive an error code 13EC.
If you try to install it manually you get an error that says, “An error was encountered. Unspecified error.”
If you watch the free space while installing the update you will see it drop down next to nothing.
I tried to free up some space by doing normal disk clean up (i.e. delete temp files, old profiles, etc.), shrank the WinSXS folder (dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded). It got a little further but still no dice. Luckily it was a VDI so I could just “give” it more hard drive space.
I ran the update again & this time it worked.
As referenced in https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42642, this update requires 4.5GB of free space for both x86 & x64.
When checking for Windows Updates it fails with an error code 80244010.
From what I can tell it’s an intermittent connectivity issue (or firewall block, etc.). I had to click Try again a few times but then it worked.
When installing Windows Updates it fails with an error code 8007045D.
You also see an error in the System log with an Event ID 57 & Source of NTFS that says, “The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.”
To resolve the issue run a check disk. Be sure to select Automatically fix file system errors & Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors then click Start.
Click Schedule disk check & reboot the computer.
When checking for updates using Windows Update it may fail with an error code 80244019.
Make sure the Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Windows Event Log, Windows Update, & Software Licensing services are all running.
When installing Office 2013 updates using Windows Update they may fail with an error code 80070663.
I tried all kinds of stuff to no avail. I ended up uninstalling Office 2013 then reinstalling. Then ran Windows Update again without any errors.
Feel free to post a comment you resolved using another method.
Warning: This post deals with editing the registry. If you don’t know what that is stop right here & ask someone else to help you. Using the registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. Use the registry at your own risk.
Description – When running Windows Update you receive an error that says, “Code 80070308”
Rebooting does not resolve the issue. Stopping the Windows Update service & deleting everything in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution does not resolve the issue.
Solution – Open Regedit & browse to HKLM\COMPONENTS. Delete the PendingRequired value name.
Click Yes when prompted then close Regedit.
Now run Windows Update again.
Now go get a beer & celebrate!
When running Windows Update it may fail with error code 80243004.
After that happens you will notice that if you expand the system tray there is a lot of white space.
To “resolve” the issue right click the Taskbar & click Properties. In the Notification area frame click Customize. Put a check by Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar & click OK. Now all the white space will be expanded in the system tray. Hover over all the white space & it will go away. Now run Windows Update again.