How to fix Windows Update Error 0x80070003

Windows Update Error 0x80070003 occurs when user wants to upgrade the existing MS Window with newer version. Terminal misses supported Windows registry files or corruption in last update attempt upto Win XP. The reason produces slow performance and current request crash with upgrade and “cannot update” message. User should fix and solve Windows Update Error 0x80070003 with “Advanced System Repair tool” to avoid system crash.


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

The error may generate other symptoms – abrupt shutdown, frequent opening program windows and system stuck. One of the possible reasons may be having the said symptoms – internet disconnection, proxy server time out, firmware failure, RAM fated installation within the slots, non-synchronization in – user profile, system time and date. Windows Update Error 0x80070003 should be removed with either automatic tool or manual solution.

Manual Solution:

  1. Start (Press “Windows Key + Q” to open Charms Bar.) >> Type: cmd >> Right click on cmd in start menu and select ‘Run as Administrator’ >> net stop wuauserv >> Enter >> type ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old >> Enter >> type net start wuauserv >> Enter >> type exit >> Enter
  2. Try to Update

If user gets failure then:

  1. Start >> Right Click >> Run >> type SFC /SCANNOW
  2. Start >> Right Click >> Run>> Enter>> Cmd >> /c ren %WinDir%\System32\Spupdsvc.exe Spupdsvc.old >> Exit >> Enter
  3. Try to Update

If user gets failure till now, then:

  1. Press Windows + R >> type “cleanmgr.exe” >> Enter
  2. Ensure internet connections
  3. Repair associates registry entries of Error 0x80070003
  4. Ensure user profile, System time and date
  5. Accomplish Antivirus program
  6. Update PC Device Drivers
  7. Restore to alter recent changes
  8. Uninstall and Reinstall updates
  9. Install all available Windows updates
  10. Perform a clean installation (while following distinct steps in versions)
  11. If error still resist, make a fresh Installation of existing Win OS


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

Conclusive Decision:

If user getting trouble or failure with the said manuals for Windows Update Error 0x80070003 removal, a third party “Advanced System Repair tool” can be applied for easy banish with pace of cache, defragmentation, free technical support, repair of HDD bad sectors, spot of firmware, malware-spyware-adware-virus with erase.


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