Update Error code 0x800700c1 in Windows 10/11

Error code 0x800700c1 is yet another error preventing Windows users from installing the latest updates.
This error appears every time you try to download updates on your windows and doesn’t allow you to install them smoothly.

This error might be many but mainly are Corrupt Downloaded Updates or problems with windows update components.

The error message itself doesn’t reveal much information regarding the error. It just says :


There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help. Feature update to Windows – Error 0x800700c1.


So, as per My Research, I have figured few things that have helped users who were getting this same error on their Windows device.


How to Fix Update error 0x800700c1 in Windows 10/11?

Definitely, you are here on this page to find out how to get rid of error 0x800700c1 and download the latest update.


Windows 10 update error code 0x800700c1


Well, I have jotted down a few methods that you can try on your own and don’t require any professional help.

Before moving ahead and trying the solutions mentioned below, please make sure that your internet connection is stable, The Date, Time, and Region are correct on your system. If possible, try to Disable any third-party antivirus that you may have installed on your system.


Method 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix 0x800700c1

We will start with the easiest method. Running Windows Update troubleshooter on your system seems to be a go-to solution if you have any issues related to system updates.

If there are minor problems in your system preventing you from installing the latest updates, The Troubleshooter will fix them automatically, and the next time you try to update, you won’t get the error code 0x800700c1.

You can Access and Run Update troubleshooter by go to Settings > Update and Security > Troubleshoot > Additional Troubleshooter > Windows Update > Run the Troubleshooter.

It’s Easy; now, let us wait and let the tool diagnose your PC for problems that may interrupt updating your windows.

If you need a step-by-step guide on running Windows Update Troubleshooter, check out this GUIDE.


Method 2: Delete Downloaded Updates and Try again

In this method, you will delete the temporarily downloaded updates by Windows.
Before Installing Updates, Windows Downloads them in a folder on your system. Then, you will Delete or empty the folder to start afresh.

Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and Delete everything in the folder.


Delete everything from Download folder


The Download folder is where windows download the updates temporarily before going ahead and installing them.

The Downloaded updates can be corrupt, and maybe that is why Windows cannot install them. By Deleting the updates, you ensure windows will download the updates again.

Once you have done this step, You can check and install the updates without error code 0x800700c1 this time.


Method 3: Reset Windows Update Components & Solve 0x800700c1

We have a Step by Step article on How to Reset Windows Update Components.

You can click on the link and read How to reset Windows Update components in detail. If you are new and not tech-savvy, go and read the steps for a better understanding.

This Method Required Executing a few commands in the Command prompt or Windows Powershell.

  1. These Commands will first Stop Services required by Windows update.
  2. Then, Rename two folders that windows update requires to store the update.
  3. Lastly, Restart that Services which we stopped earlier.

I highly recommend checking out the Guide Here.

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