Windows Update Error 8007000d Fix

What is Windows Update Error 8007000d?  The "Windows Update Error 8007000d" occurs when you try to run a Microsoft Windows update. The error code prevents the user from installing any further updates on the operating system.  If you receive Windows Update error 0x8007000d or 8007000d, it means that a file needed by Windows Update is damaged or missing. Try one of these methods to resolve the problem.

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Windows Update Error 8007000d Vista Fix

Try importing the following file into your registry. wupdate.reg (You may need to right-click and select Save as…) Running this file will make changes to your registry to restore the Microsoft Windows Update functionality. As a precaution, you may want to backup your registry before making this change. See the code in the file below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionGroup Policy ObjectsLocalUserSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesWindowsUpdateDisableWindowsUpdateAccess]  

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoWindowsUpdate"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoWindowsUpdate"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateAU]
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000
"AUOptions"=dword:00000000

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesWindowsUpdate]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoDevMgrUpdate"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain]
"NoUpdateCheck"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesWindowsUpdate]
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoWindowsUpdate"=dword:00000000
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Error Code 8007000D When Installing Windows Updates

 Windows Update worked until about a month or so  ago and has since been giving me "unknown error code" 8007000D.  8007000D - Error_invalid_data.  Corruption in the SoftwareDistribution folder.  Please rename  %windir%/Softwaredistribution folder.
This is how you do it in Vista and I'm assuming it's the same in Windows 7 (make sure you reboot though as the folder cannot be recreated properly without a reboot).

Windows Update error 0x8007000d Windows 7 Fix

How to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder in Windows 7

  • Stop the Windows Update service (make sure you are logged on as an Administrator)Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative Tools
    Double-click Services
    (Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
    Right-click the Windows Update service and click Stop.
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  • Click Start, type %windir% in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  • Locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder.
  • Start the Windows Update serviceStart button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative Tools
    Double-click Services
    (Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
    Right-click the Windows Update service and click Start.

This procedure will erase your history on the Windows Update Site. Not important. You can always check what updates have been installed easily enough.

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Windows Update error 0x8007000d Windows 8 & 8.1 Fix

The fixes outlined below are for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 8.  Error codes this applies to:

  • WindowsUpdate_8007000d

  • 0x8007000d

Run the DISM tool

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)

  2. Enter command prompt in the search box.

  3. In the list of results, swipe down on or right-click Command Prompt, and then tap or click Run as administrator.

  4. In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

  5. To close the Administrator: Command prompt window, type Exit, and then press Enter.

  6. Run Windows Update again.

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