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Fix Windows® 7 Update Error 8000FFFF

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How to fix Windows 7 Update Error 8000FFFF?

Did you come across Windows 7 Update Error problem? This generally happens when you try to update Windows 7. Instead of updating it would show the error code of 8000FFFF. This error means that the Windows 7 could not be updated. The Update Error 8000FFFF is caused due to the relevant Windows update not working. There are chances in which your temporary folders of the Windows 7 update are being corrupted. The update error 8000FFFF also occurs when the update agent does not work. The main symptom of this error is that the system does not function properly with Windows 7 Operating System. Windows 7 is unable to update the software with the recent updates which result in the irregularity of the system performance. This would result in the failure of the Operating System.

Following are the ways to resolve the update error 8000FFFF:

  • Verify the relevant Windows Update services
  • Rename the Windows Update Software folder
  • Reinstall Windows Update Agent

Verify the relevant Windows Update services

You need to verify the relevant update services by clicking ‘Start’. Click on the Windows 7 which is present in the ‘Start’ search box and press ‘Enter’. You need to verify whether the following three services such as Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), Windows Event Log service and Windows Update are started. If it is not working you need to start it one by one in order to resume the function.

Rename the Windows Update Software folder

You need to open the Windows 7 ‘Start’ search box and press ‘Enter’. You need to paste the following commands in the search box such as ‘net stop wuauserv’, ‘net stop Cryptsvc’, ‘ren %windir%SoftwareDistribution SD.old’, ‘ren %windir%system32catroot2 catroot2.old’, ‘net start wuauserv’ and ‘net start Cryptsvc’. Then you need to log on to the notepad editor window and save the file. You need to rename the file as ‘register.bat’ in order to fix the issue. After that run the file and make sure that the update is taking place correctly.

Reinstall Windows Update Agent

If the system is showing the same error then you need to install the Windows Update Agent in your system. Then you are supposed to download the executable file and save it in your system. Then run this file in your system for the software to take the effect. You need to search for updates with the help of the software by proceeding with the ‘Windows Update again’ option.

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