Windows Update 8007000E error (SOLVED)

If you receive the Windows Update error code 8007000E while searching for updates, then probably the Windows update store folder is corrupted and you have to re-created it.

Problem Description: Error Code 8007000e is received whenever Windows tries to search for Updates via Windows Update.

Windows Update Error Code 8007000E

In this article you can find detailed instructions on how to resolve "Code 0x8007000E" error in Windows update.


How to fix error 8007000E in Windows Update. *

* Note: The instructions below applies to Windows 7 OS. If you encountered the error 0x8007000E in Windows 10 OS then follow the instructions in this tutorial: FIX: Error 0x8007000e in Windows 10 Update.


Method 1. Install the KB3102810 Update.

Step 1. Install Internet Explorer 11

1. Download and Install IE11 from:

2. Restart your computer.


Step 2. Install KB3102810 update.

1. Download the KB3102810 update but DO NOT install it yet.

2. Restart your computer.

3. Install the KB3102810.

4. Restart your computer after installation.


Step 3. "Rebuild" the SoftwareDistribution folder.

The SoftwareDistribution folder (C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution), is the location where Windows store the Windows Updates. Some times this folder is corrupted and you have to re-create it, in order to download and install updates from scratch. To rebuild (re-create) the "SoftwareDistribution" folder follow the steps below:

Step 3A: Stop Windows Update Service.

1. Open Windows Services control panel: To do that:

  • Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
  • In the Search box, type: services.msc  & click OK.
  • (Accept the UAC warning if appears).



2. In Services control panel locate the Windows Update service.

3. Right-click on Windows Update service and select “Stop”.




Step 3B: Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.

1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to: C:\Windows folder.

2. Find and Delete the “SoftwareDistribution” folder (or rename it. e.g. to "SoftwareDistributionOLD") .



Step 3C: Start Windows Update Service.

1. Now go back to Windows Services control panel:

2. Right-click on Windows Update service and select “Start”.


3. Try to check for Updates again.


Method 2. Repair Windows System Files.

Open an elevated command prompt and execute the 'sfc /scannow' command to repair system files. To do that:

1. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories.

2. Right-click at Command Prompt and click Run As Administrator.



{Ask Yes at 'User Account Control' (UAC) warning message}.

3. In command prompt window type: sfc /scannow & press Enter.

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4. Now wait until the System File Checker repairs the Windows System Files.

5. When this done, restart your computer.

6. Try to search and install updates.

Method 3. Run the System Update Readiness tool.

1. Download and run the System Update Readiness tool according to your Windows version.

2. When the installation is completed, restart your computer and try to search updates,



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