This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 0x803f7001 if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Some updated were not installed. Failed: 36 updates
Error(s) found: Code 0x803f7001 Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 0x803f7001 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   40 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError6791.log
Source: System
Event ID: 4214
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Critical Error
User: System
Description:
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 7.1.0981.95683, time stamp: 0×92550298
  • Faulting module name: Windows  log.dll, version: 3.9.8170.29742
  • Exception code: 0xe09c034g
  • Fault offset: 0xd06b879a
  • Faulting process ID: 0×161
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800c4g77979678
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: e4e32e66-7946-24f4-7613-6977gee7e718
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_2020
  • 0x803f7001
  • WindowsUpdate_0x803f7001e
  • 0x803f7001e
  • 0x0x803f7001
  • fehler code `, foutcode 0x803f7001, fejlkode 0x803f7001, code d’erreur 0x803f7001, codice di errore 0x803f7001, feil kode 0x803f7001, cod de eroare 0x803f7001, código de error 0x803f7001

Cause of 0x803f7001 Windows Update Error Code

  • Incompatible Internet proxy configuration
  • Temporary files location contains active threat

How to fix Windows Error Code 0x803f7001

Step 1: Check if your network is behind Proxy:

1. Press Windows Key + R and Enter CMD
2. Click OK.
Office Resolve Error Proxy Check 3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)

 netsh winhttp show proxy 

Check Proxy Setting

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on CMD button and select “Run as Administrator

If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.

 You can contact our 24×7 Live support for any help during the whole process. 

Step 2: Check for corrupt system files:

1. In Start Searchbox type “cmd” (without quotes)
2. Click on CMD
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “operating system” integrity it will automatically fix it.

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator

 You can contact our 24×7 customer Live Technician for any help during the whole process. 

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 0x803f7001 should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 23/01/2016
Solution ID: 913956

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