How to Fix ERROR CODE 8007000E 

Windows update error code 8007000E can occur in just about any version of the operating system. The error message that you are likely to receive once this error happens include, Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer” or “Some updates were not installed. Failed:……..” or “Error(s) found: Code 8007000E Windows update encountered an unknown error”.

This error happens when updating the Windows operating system. The issue can also come up when searching or installing updates from Windows Update Store.

Common Reasons For Error Code 8007000E

Here are some common reasons for the error code 8007000E to happen:

  • Installed antivirus or malware program and firewall blocks the installation of updates
  • Accumulated junk files with live threats
  • Corrupt system files
  • Corrupt software distribution folder
  • Virus or malicious program that blocks installation of updates
  • Internet connectivity problems

DIY Solutions for Windows Update Error Code 8007000E

Solution 1: Troubleshooting steps to fix error code 8007000E

  1. Run the installed antivirus program and check for any infections and malicious programs
  2. Check if the internet connection is stable and reliable
  3. Scan the computer for System File Corruption or any hardware Failure using Total System Care

Now check if the error has resolved

Solution 2: Remove Junk Files

Junk files can eat up computer space and also be a threat to security. Here are the steps to get rid of junk files.

  1. Press Win + X and open Menu
  2. Select ‘Command Prompt’ with Admin option
  3. Click ‘Yes’ and run with complete Admin control
  4. Type ‘cleanmgr’ and hit Enter
  5. Let the tool run completely and then check all the boxes with unrequired files inclusive of temporary files
  6. Click ‘OK’ and let the tool remove all junk files.

Now try to access the Windows Update feature and install all pending updates.

Solution 3: Run System File Checker

  1. Click ‘Start’
  2. Type ‘cmd’ in the ‘Search programs and files’ box
  3. Press CTRL+ Shift + Enter and then click ‘OK’ to open ‘Command Prompt
  4. Type, ‘sfc/scannow’ into the Command Prompt and hit Enter
  5. Type ‘Y’ in response to the resultant notification
  6. Once the process is complete, it will throw up the corrupt files found and if they were replaced.
  7. Go to Windows Update and check if the error is fixed.

Solution 4: Delete Software Distribution Folder to fix 8007000E

The software distribution folder is found in the hard disk. It is possible that some files are corrupt and that is causing the error. Here is how to fix this error.

  1. Click to launch ‘Windows Explorer’
  2. Navigate to ‘C:\Windows’ folder
  3. Search and Delete folder named ‘SoftwareDistribution’
  4. Check if the error has resolved

Solution 5: Download Cumulative Updates

  1. Go to Microsoft Update Catalog page
  2. Search for 3020369 and then select the appropriate installation of the cumulated batch of updates, as per the Windows OS on your computer (KB3020369).
  3. Download and install the batch
  4. Now go back to catalog page and then search for 3125574 and then select the appropriate installation of a cumulated batch of updates
  5. Click to download and install the batch
  6. Restart the computer once the two downloads have been installed successfully
  7. Go to Control Panel and then click ‘Windows Update’.