Windows Update Error 0xC8000247 – Cannot Install Updates (Solved)

The Error Code 0xC8000247, commonly is faced while Windows tries to search and install updates through Automatic Update Service or when the user tries to install manually a specific Windows Update by using the Windows Update Standalone Installer, on a Windows 7 or Vista based computer. Other symptoms of the "0xC8000247" problem is that Microsoft Security Essentials (or Windows Defender) cannot update or download the virus database (definitions).

When the "0xC8000247" issue is faced, the user may receive one of the following error messages:

"Windows Update Service is not running"
"Windows Update could not run"
"Installer encountered an error: 0xC8000247"

Error 0xC8000247


In this tutorial you 'll find the most efficient methods to resolve the 0xC8000247 error in Windows Update (Windows Standalone Installer encountered an error: 0xC8000247).

How to fix Windows Update Error 0xC8000247 in Windows 7 or Vista.

Method 1: Solve Windows Update cannot check for updates” error using Microsoft Fix It utility

1. Download the Microsoft Fix It utility to your computer from:


2. Run Microsoft Fix It tool and press “Accept”.

3. Select “Detect problems and apply the fixes for me (Recommended)” option.

4. Let the troubleshooter to fix Windows Update problems and press “Next”. *

* If the problem is fixed, close the troubleshooter and check for Windows updates again. Otherwise continue to Solution 2.


Method 2: Update the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.

Install the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (Intel RST), from your computer's manufacturer support site.

If you own a HP Laptop, then you can download the Intel Rapid Storage Driver from or from (direct link).

– Additionally, you can download the latest IRST driver from Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) Download Center or to use the Intel® Driver Update Utility to find and install the missing drivers automatically.

Intel Driver Update Utility


Method 3. Uninstall the Intel Matrix Storage Driver.

In other occasions the solution to resolve the Windows Update error 0xC8000247, is to uninstall the Intel Matrix Storage driver. To do that:

1. Navigate to Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features.

2. Select the Intel Matrix Storage Driver and click Uninstall.

3. After uninstall, restart your computer and then check for updates.

That’s all! Did it work for you?

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