When you try to install the latest updates on Windows 10 or Windows 11, you may see the installation error code 0x80070103. This error is very common and appears frequently on Windows 10 & 11. In this article, we will try to fix this problem.
Why 0x80070103 occurs?
Most commonly this error occurs when Windows tries to install a driver for a device that is already installed on your computer. Installing another version of the driver along with the previous version of the driver may stop devices sometimes and show you the error message.
Apart from it, corrupted system files also cause this error.
How to Fix Windows Update Installation error 0x80070103?
To fix this error, apply the solution given in this article.
Method 1: Fix using the Outbyte PC Repair Tool
Method 2: Update the outdated driver via Device Manager.
You must install updates for the outdated driver via the Device manager. An outdated or incompatible driver is the main culprit behind this error.
The above error is associated with driver software, so it is the best idea to update the driver manually.
Method 3: Restart the Update service.
If you feel that the Windows update is not performing well, you can give a restart to it.
Method 4: Hide the problematic Windows Update using the wushowhide tool.
The wushowhide tool is used to show and hide windows updates. It is also used to repair corrupted Windows update files. This tool skips the installation of hidden updates files and bypasses the error code 0x80070103.
ⓘ If you want to re-enable the following updates, do the following thing.
Method 5: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
I am not a big fan of Update troubleshooter because this does not work when you need it most. Although you may give try to update the troubleshooter and fix the error 0x80070103.
When installing updates through Windows Update & Security, you may see the error code 0x80070103. This error appears when installing the duplicate device driver via update. This article has a solution to fix this problem.