The troubleshooting steps to resolve the Windows Update Error 0X800703F1 problem are provided on this web page.

Windows Update Error 0x800703f1

Malfunctioning drivers:

  • Select the Device Manager option from the Start menu.
  • After finding the problematic device, right-click it and select the Properties option.
  • Click the Driver tab followed by the Roll Back button.

    SFC and DISM tools:

  • Choose the Command Prompt (Admin) option from the Start menu.
  • After typing the ‘sfc/scannow’ command in the Administrator Command Prompt window, press the Enter key.
  • Wait until the SFC scan gets over. This might take up to 15 minutes.
  • If the SFC scan does not resolve the problem, enter the ‘DISM.ex/Online/Cleanup-image/Restorehealth’ command in the Command Prompt window.


  • The third-party antivirus on your Windows computer might interfere with the update process.
  • So, you are recommended to disable the third-party antivirus program temporarily.
  • If the problem persists even after disabling the antivirus program, uninstall it.
  • To disable the built-in antivirus program, i.e., Windows Defender on the Windows computer, refer to the guidelines given here.
  • After pressing the Win and I keys at the same time, select the Settings option followed by Update & Security option.
  • Once you select the Windows Security option on the left panel, click the Open Windows Defender Security Center button followed by the Virus & Threat Protection button.
  • Click the ‘Virus & threat protection settings’ link and disable the Real-time Protection feature.

Windows Update Troubleshooter:

  • Press the Win and I keys simultaneously, select Settings -> Update & Security -> Troubleshoot -> Windows Update, and click the Run the troubleshoot button.
  • Proceed with the rest of the prompts that display on the screen to finish running the Windows Update Troubleshooter on the Windows computer.
  • If all the instructions mentioned above fail to resolve the Windows Update Error 0X800703F1 problem, restart all the components of Windows Update.
  • After navigating to the Start menu, choose the Command Prompt option.
  • This will launch the Administrator Command Prompt dialog window on the screen.
  • Type all the commands that are listed here in the Command Prompt window and press the Enter key on the computer’s keyboard.
  • Start all the components:
  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • Renaming services:
  • ren C:\WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:\WindowsSystem32catroot Catroot2.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • Start all the components:
  • net start cryptsvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver
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