failed update

Velda Miller 1 Reputation point

This has been going on forever and a day. I can't fix it and I even disabled my anti-virus temporarily thinking that it might have been stopping it. Still no luck.

I click to restart, the update tries but then says it can't and it backs all the changes off then it goes ahead and reboots. The update screen shows this:

Some update files are missing or have problems. We'll try to download the update again later. Error code: (0x80070003)

2021-11 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5007253)

I am at my wits end!

How can this be fixed?

system information:

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400T CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.21 GHz
Installed RAM 12.0 GB
Device ID C770F5CC-5D95-4B25-BBF2-DCD7392E1908
Product ID 00325-95876-97087-AAOEM
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch Touch support with 10 touch points

Edition Windows 10 Home
Version 20H2
Installed on ‎3/‎27/‎2021
OS build 19042.928
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0

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  1. Juan Sobrado - MSFT 396 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Velda Miller

    The error could be related Component Store Corruption. The recommended first step is to open and admin cmd and run:

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Then run: SFC /scannow

    Reboot machine and try a new scan.

    If problem persists I suggested you review and look for error in CBS log files located in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS


    Juan Sobrado


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  2. Docs 15,086 Reputation points

    Please post image of the scannow and restorehealth commands with results.

    If there is any difficulty posting images please use share links: one drive, drop box, or google drive

    Please then perform these steps and if there is any failure continue with the CBS log files.

    1) Download to the desktop Windows 10 iso 21H2:

    2) Uninstall any of these non-Microsoft software:
    a) antivirus
    b) firewall
    c) drive encryption

    3) Place the computer in clean boot:

    4) Perform an in place upgrade repair while in clean boot:

    5) For any failures run setupdiag > post a share link into this thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive


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  3. Limitless Technology 39,206 Reputation points

    Hi @Velda Miller

    I would first suggest you try getting the updates manually and see you can install them.
    You can get the updates by KB (KB5007253) number from the below link

    You can also temporarily disable all your antivirus and try installing the updates.

    If this manual update fails you then try using the SFC & DISM command to check for any corrupted registries and try the update installation again.

    If the scan yield no result then try the Inplace update which will surely sort this issue out.


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  4. Andi Jones 1 Reputation point

    Try Windows update troubleshooter

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