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How to Fix Windows Updates Issue


You were applying Windows updates to a Windows server and got an error with code 0x8007000d or 0x80073701. You tried restarting your server several times but it seemed that the problem still persisted.

0x80073701 = ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING which means there are some system files are missing, which caused the update installation failure.


1. Restart your server.

2. Open Command Prompt (Admin).

3. Execute the commands below.

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
:: Removes all files from the directory
del /q C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\*
:: Recursively removes all nested directories
for /d %x in (C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\*) do @rd /s /q "%x"
net start bits
net start wuauserv
control update

4. Close the Command Prompt (Admin).

5. Install Windows updates.

6. Click Retry button if you encounter an error.