Fixing Windows Update Error Code 0x80073712

This issue occurs; Windows Update Error Code 0x80073712 when the Component-Based Servicing (CBS) manifest is corrupted. This is a folder that actually receives all your component based services i.e. it is actually a driver update folder which keeps hold on the up gradation process and makes sure that all the updates that are being installed are only what is required by the system. It also prevents the overwriting of the drivers.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

When Windows Update Error Code 0x80073712 occurs then you should know that it is not only one file that might have got corrupted but it is the whole folder that gets corrupted.
So, if you have understood why this is important to resolve urgently then here is what you should do.

You could alternatively look to use Advanced System Repair Tool if you are not an advance user, proceed further if you are confident you can still handle the situation.

Symptoms –

  • Your applications might stop working
  • Your functionality softwares might stop working (e.g. Printing, Scanning)

Causes –

  • Mainly due to the corruption of registry file or folders.

Solution –

Method 1: Using 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, enter 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.

Method 2: Reset your system

1.Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.

2.Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.

3.Under Remove Everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.

4.Follow the instructions on the screen.

Method 3: Restore your system

1.Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.

2.Enter Control Panel in the search box, and tap or click Control Panel.

3.Enter Recovery in the Control Panel search box, and then tap or click Recovery.

4.Tap or click Open System Restore, and then follow the instructions.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

If all the above steps fail to resolve your issue;Windows Update Error Code 0x80073712 try using Advanced System Repair Tool. This is an add-on tool for your system protection but primary for fixation of Windows Error Codes related troubles. It finds and updates all DLL files if they need correction for efficient running of the system also it helps in fixing BSoD errors.


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