How to Fix the Windows 1903 Update Failure with Error Code 0x8007000e

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Windows 10 version 1903, or the Windows 10/11 May 2019 update, is the latest release from Microsoft. It was rolled out to the general public in May this year.

Unsurprisingly, many users are experiencing problems since the update was released. It is not surprising, though because too many things could go wrong when upgrading from an earlier version of the OS to the new one.

Potential points of weakness here include the following:

  • The user who knows not how to perform a clean update
  • A Windows 10/11 update that is riddled with errors
  • The PC which could have incompatibility issues with this newest version of Windows
  • And the internet connection which could be unreliable and therefore not up to the task of finalizing a successful update.

One particular error that users are experiencing while seeking to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903 is the error code 0x8007000e. If you are getting this error on Windows 10/11, fret not. This error can be easily solved.

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How to Fix Error Code 0x8007000e After Windows Update Failed

  1. Check for System Compatibility

While it is unlikely that your computer fails to meet the minimum requirements for a successful Windows 10 version 1903 update, it is always advisable that you check these out. Microsoft identifies the following as the minimum system requirements for any Windows 10/11 upgrade:

  • At least 1 gigahertz (GHz) processor
  • At least 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM for a 32-bit system and 2GB RAM for a 64-bit system
  • At least 32GB of hard disk space
  • A graphics card compatible with DirectX 9 or later with a WDDM 1.0 driver
  • A display of 800 by 600 or more
  • A stable and secure internet connection for an online update

The two most crucial system requirements to look out for are enough hard disk space and a stable internet connection. Ensure that the available hard disk space is at least 20% more than the minimum requirement and that you have a stable internet connection that does not get easily interrupted. If you use your phone as the source of the internet connection, it is likely that the update might get interrupted. Try using a WAN link for this particular update or a modem, and reserve your phone connection for less demanding data requirements.

If you are confident that you are using a stable and secure internet connection but still cannot complete the installation, try resetting the network. But before you do it, first confirm that you are not sharing your internet with many devices. Too many devices sharing your bandwidth can affect the update process . In other words, limit the number of devices that are sharing your internet.

This is how you reset your network settings on Windows 10/11:

  1. Type “command prompt” on the Windows search box.
  2. Click on the Command Prompt app and Run as administrator.
  3. In the Command Prompt, run the following set of instructions each after the other:
    • Type netsh winsock reset and Enter.
    • Type netsh int ip reset and Enter.
    • Type ipconfig /release and Enter.
    • Type ipconfig /renew and Enter.
    • Type ipconfig /flushdns and Enter.

These commands should reset your network. After entering them, you can now check whether your network issues have been resolved. It is also important that you update your network drivers after resetting the network settings. A computer whose drivers are up-to-date hardly experiences any performance-related issues.

  1. Clean your PC

To increase the chances of a successful Windows 10 version 1903 update, it is essential that you rid your computer of any registry entry errors, junk files, outdated software, viruses, and install important updates along the way.

A reliable PC repair tool, such as Outbyte PC Repair, is your best bet at achieving all of this. It works by scanning your entire system for issues and repairing them right away. So, if there is a need to apply an update, PC-related problems are unlikely to interfere with the process.

  1. Go for a Manual Installation

Microsoft focuses a lot on automatic Windows updates, but nothing works like the good old manual installation process where hardly anything could go wrong.

If the 0x8007000e error code appears on Windows 10/11 while trying to upgrade to the latest version via a wireless connection, download the file instead. You can get the download file here. After which you can install it with the help of a media creation tool. This is how you do it:

  1. Download the media creation tool from Microsoft official site.
  2. After the download is complete, make sure you have administrator rights to run it.
  3. On the What do you want to do? page choose Create installation media for another PC.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select the language, edition, and the architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) for the Windows 10/11 that you want to install.
  6. Select and attach the media that you want to use. If you are sing USB flash drive it should have at least 8GB of available space and there should not be any other files on it.
  7. If you choose to use a DVD, instead of a flash drive, you can use a DVD burner to burn the ISO file on the DVD. Open the DVD burner and follow the instructions.

After creating a bootable device using the media creation tool, you can then insert the DVD or flash disk, switch off your PC, and switch it on again. From here, you can follow the onscreen instructions and make a new Windows 10/11 installation.

  1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Microsoft is the kind of company that anticipates issues while trying to update many of its software offerings because perhaps it is all too common for users to post in forums messages like this one: “Windows 1903 update failed with error code 0x8007000e”.

To help resolve PC problems that users find annoying, Microsoft has a pre-installed Windows Update Troubleshooter , a tool that seeks to find and fix any underlying issues that are preventing a successful Windows 10/11 update.

To make the most of the Windows update troubleshooter, click Advanced and tick Apply repairs automatically.

Following the above set of instructions will stop you from getting the error code 0x8007000e on Windows 10/11. If the problem persists, know that Microsoft offers excellent customer support. Right now, such is more focused on and dedicated to solving issues related to Windows 10 version 1903 because it is a new release. You should, thus, take advantage of their increased online presence by contacting them to get the kind of help you need.

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