How fix Update Installation Error 0x80070103 on Windows 10/11

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.

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3 Steps to Fix this Error
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Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
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Method 2: Update the outdated driver via Device Manager.

You must install updates for the outdated driver via the Device manager. An outdated or incompatible driver is the main culprit behind this error.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.

1. Click on Start Menu and search for the device. Click on Device Manager from the search result. It will open Device Manager Windows.


2. Search for the driver, which have the yellow exclamation mark and right click on them and select Update Driver Software. You must be connected to the internet before updating driver software.


3. Select, “Search automatically for updated driver software”. It will search the internet for the latest driver software.


4. If you have already a local file of driver software then select “Browse my computer for driver software” and browse a local copy of drivers.


Method 3: Restart the Update service.

If you feel that the Windows update is not performing well, you can give a restart to it.

Step 1: Open the Run window by pressing Windows Key + R and type the services.msc and click Ok.

open service windows in Windows 10 & 11

Step 2: Find Windows Update, Right click on it and select Restart.

restart windows updates

Step 3: Wait till the process completes and then try to run the Windows update again.

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.

Step 1: Download the wushowhide tool from the link below. Don’t worry, this tool is developed by Microsoft to encounter Update errors.

Step 2: Extract and run wushowhide.diagcab file.
Step 3: Click on the Advanced link.

wuhideshow advanced link

Step 4: Turn on “Apply repairs automatically” and click the Next button.


Step 5: It will start scanning and detecting the problem.


Step 6: Select Hide updates.


Step 7: Select the updates which you don’t want to install and click Next.

Hide updates that you con't want to install

Step 8: Wait till the process completes.

hide updates successfully

ⓘ If you want to re-enable the following updates, do the following thing.

Step 1: Run the wushowhide.diagcab file again.
Step 2: Select Show hidden updates.


Step 3: Mark the Update files which you want to show and click Next.

show update files to install

Step 4: Wait till the process is complete.

problem fixed showing updates

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.