0x80248007 Error in Windows Update in Windows 10 [Solved]

Sophie Luo, in Technical Tips

If you’re seeing the Error 0x80248007 on your screen when you try to update your Windows 10, you’re not alone. Many users are reporting this problem. 

No worries, it’s possible to fix. Here are 3 fixes for you to try. You may not need to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one works for you. 

Method 1: Modify Windows Update service

Method 2: Restart Windows Installer service

Method 3: Update device drivers

Method 1: Modify Windows Update service

This problem is usually related to ill-functioned Windows Update services. To fix it: 

Step 1: Reset Windows Update Service

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key . Then click  Control Panel. 

2) View by Large icons and click Administrative Tools

3) Double-click Services

Note: If you’re prompted for administrator confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 

4) Right-click Windows Update and click Stop.

Step 2: Delete temporary update files in SoftwareDistribution folder

1) Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

2) Double-click DataStore folder to open it. Delete all the files and folders in it. 

3) Go back to SoftwareDistribution folder, double-click Download folder to open it, then delete all the files in this folder.  

Step 3: Restart Windows Update service

1) Open Windows Update service again (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > Windows Update). 

2) Right-click Windows Update and click Start

3) Close the Services window and the Administrative Tools window. 

Method 2: Restart Windows Installer service

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X at the same time. Click Command Prompt (Admin)

Click Yes when this notification pops out. 

2) Type net start msiserver and press the Enter key on your keyboard. 

3) See if the problem is resolved.  

Method 3: Update device drivers

The reason for this error could be some missing files in Windows Update. You should verify that all your devices have the right driver, and update those that don’t. 

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. 

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee): 

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged device to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

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  • Ryan Randall

    Method 1 worked for me – thanks.

  • imf

    Solutions 1 & 2 just didnt work at my system.

  • delano d

    DID not work at all

  • Anderson Guedes

    Obrigado!

  • Femi Ighodalo

    Many Thanks, Was Really Helpful

  • KellyJ

    Bravo! Thank you – issue was driving me nuts!

  • jonny decc

    thanks man !

  • Jason

    Can’t delete datastore files, says folder or file is open in another program.

    • Sophie Luo

      Hi, please try restart your computer and then perform the delete.

    • Eddie

      I had the same problem. Make sure the WU service is stopped. The first time through mine refused the stop command.

    • Restart your computer and stop the Windows Update service then try again

  • smith

    thank you !

  • Birpal Bhinder

    Very good article.

  • me

    like a charm, thank you very much