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Windows Update error code 80070103

Tried several times to install update for Bluetooth & every time getting the error code as above

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Basically Windows Update Error 80070103 happens after you conceive to update drivers with Windows Update, however the drivers are already put into your laptop. Instead, an equivalent error will happen if you are attempting to put in a driver that contains a low compatibility rating together with your machine. This windows update 80070103 error may appear as different message in your Windows Os operating systems 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 stating any of the following:

  • Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer
  • Error(s) found: Code 80070103 Windows Update encountered an unknown error
  • Windows Update ran into a Problem.

Causes Of Windows Update Error 80070103

Here are several possible reasons why Windows update error 80070103 can occur:-

  • You are trying to install an incompatible driver over one that already exists for a particular device.
  • Another reason you may encounter this error is that there is a problem with Windows Update.

In each case, there'll be some manual intervention needed from you to proceed with the task and restore your system. Here are some suggested ways you ought to attempt to resolve the matter on your own.

Method 1: Update device drivers using Windows Update to fix Error code 80070103
Method 2: Manually update the drivers
Method 3: Hide Update
Method 4: Reinstall the device drivers
Method 5: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Hopefully, you'll be able to fix the bug on your own with the assistance of the on top of strategies.

Posted on Aug 25, 2020


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Microsoft Windows is the worlds most used operating system, Some of the windows users may face the windows error code 80070103 while updating the windows, If your one of them then this article will help you understand how you can solve it? and why you're facing this error. So without any further delay lets get started...
Why you're facing this error?
Error Code 80070103 is pop up when your system is trying to install the drivers which are already installed on your pc. Or sometimes the drivers on your pc is corrupted because of the virus and malware and your system try to reinstall in this condition Error Code 80070103 will pop up. Now let's understand how you can solve this.
How to solve it?
Error Code 80070103 is a common error you need to worry about it, It will solve if you follow the below steps correctly,
Here I am going to tell you two different method to solve it, For is to manually update your device drivers and second is to Rename software distribution folder, Both of the methods are able to solve, Try both methods one by one, I will assure you that your error will be solved, Lets start with method first of manually updating drivers.
The best solution to this error is to manually update the device drivers which system unable to update. so let's understand how you can update it manually.

  1. first, go to setting
  2. Then click on update and security
  3. On the left-hand side, you get an option "Windows update" click on it
  4. Now click on View installed update history.
  5. Look for the windows update which Fails to install
  6. Now select the derives and right click on it, Here you get the option to update it.
After updating the drivers restart your PC and check for the error, If you're still facing to error then move to the next method.
Rename software distribution folder
To solve the error by this method just follow the below process
First of all, go to the start menu and search for CMD, Open it.
Now type the following CMD one by one in it
  1. net stop wuauserv
  2. net stop cryptSvc
  3. net stop bits
  4. net stop msiserver
After doing this now enter the following CMD one by one to rename the software distrubution folder
  1. ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  2. ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
Now after that enter the follow CMD
  1. net start wuauserv
  2. net start cryptSvc
  3. net start bits
  4. net start msiserver
After complecting this restart your pc and check for the error, If still, you're facing this error then move the method third.
If you understand both the above method, If after following the above method you're still facing this error lets me know in the comment section, We will help you to solve it.
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Simple SFC scan method for common file system issues to fix windows update error:-
The system file scanning process is very simple to try while fixing issues with Windows issues. Just follow these steps.
Open command prompt in admin mode, to do this Type CMD in windows start menu search and right click on CMD application to get through Run as admin option.cmd window
In the command prompt window, type SFC/SCANNOW and press enter
The scanning process takes some time to return results.
If you are still facing the issue, visit theis website

Posted on Apr 27, 2018

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This windows update error code means you already have the latest drivers installed onto your computer and you don't really need to upgrade it.

To know more, follow this link: Windows Update error code 80070103
or you can also visit: Update error Code 80070103

Hope this helps, Mrityunjay.

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SOURCE: I have only just today received my brand new HP

I had the exact same problem.

As some nice fellow pointed out at HP forum, HP as a downloadable package that should fix this problem:

Kinda sucks thought that thoses folks at HP Support are not even aware of it...

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just reverse the negative and the positive on the bios battery have fun ...youre welcome. no ac adapter needed you can keep it on your laptop battery and not worry about the cmos battery dying

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Check this answer at it may be as simple as turning off your antivirus while installing these update. You may also try the installation in Safe-mode.

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