What is error code 0x8007000d?

Error 0x8007000d crops up when components have been damaged in the course of an update or are missing altogether. There are a few ways to solve 0x8007000d, including with the Windows troubleshooter.

What does error code 0x8007000d mean?

When Windows runs into damaged system files during an update, you can end up with error code 0x8007000d. The error message will read ‘Some update files are missing or contain errors’. The error comes up in Windows versions 7, 8, 10 and 11 and prevents an update from being carried out. It’s thus important to fix 0x8007000d as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to prevent this problem from coming up. If components are missing or damaged, Windows will abort the update. But there are a number of possible solutions.

How to solve 0x8007000d with Windows troubleshooter

The first thing to try when you get error code 0x8007000d is the automated Windows troubleshooter. It will look for possible causes for the error and then try to fix the problem. To use the troubleshooter on 0x8007000d take the following steps:

  1. Open the settings.
  2. Click on ‘Update & Security’.
  3. Look for ‘Troubleshoot’.
  4. Click on ‘Additional troubleshooters’ and then ‘Windows Update’.
  5. Click on ‘Run the troubleshooter’, and the system will start searching for the source of the error. This can take a few moments.

If Windows finds the source of the problem, it will attempt to solve it right away. If this works, you can restart the update. If it can’t find the source of the problem or can’t fix it, you’ll need to look for other possibilities.

Can temporarily deactivating anti-virus programs help?

Another equally simple solution involves your anti-virus programs and firewall. If you’re using third-party programs, they might interfere with the connection to the Windows server. Try temporarily deactivating these programs and restart the update. After the update is complete you can reactive them.


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How to repair files to solve 0x8007000d

If neither of the above solutions have worked for you, 0x8007000d might have been caused by a broken system file. Windows has a number of commands you can use for repairing these files on your own. First you’ll need to open the command prompt, which you can do as follows:

  1. Click on [Windows] and [R] to open ‘Run’.
  2. Enter ‘cmd’ into the command line and then press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Enter] all at once.
  3. Confirm with ‘Yes’. Then keep working with admin privileges.
  4. Enter the following command:
sfc /scannow
  1. Confirm with [Enter].
  2. Wait until the command has been fully executed. Then restart your computer.
  3. Now use the DISM command (Deployment Image Servicing and Management). To do so, open the console and enter:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  1. Confirm with [Enter], and let the process run until it’s finished. Then restart your computer. You can now reinstall the update, and you shouldn’t have any problems with 0x8007000d.

How to reset update components

If that also doesn’t work, you’ll need to reset the update components to get rid of 0x8007000d once and for all. You can do so in a few steps:

  1. You’ll need admin privileges, so press [Windows] + [R], enter ‘cmd’, press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Enter] and then confirm with ‘Yes’.
  2. Enter the following four commands one after another and then confirm each of them with [Enter]:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
  1. Now rename two download folders with the following commands:
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
  1. Now restart the services from above:
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

Error 0x8007000d shouldn’t come up anymore.


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