How To Fix Windows Update Error 0x8007043c on Windows 10

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Windows 10 has the Windows Update which its job is to frequently provide you updates that help and improve your PC, but somehow it doesn’t work and show you error code 0x8007043c instead. Here’s how to fix it.

Why error code 0x8007043c occurs

There can be multiple reasons why you get error code 0x8007043c on Windows Update. It can be corrupted system files, antivirus interference, and more things that are too complex that you may need to reset your PC (but hopefully not).

But don’t worry, there are still some ways to fix this kind of issue effortlessly, especially on Windows 10.

How to fix Windows Update error code 0x8007043c on Windows 10

Windows 10 has multiple ways to fix this 0x8007043c issue. Not just this specific error code, but other Windows Update problems in general.

Using the troubleshooter

Windows 10 has the Windows Update troubleshooter. It’s an effortless method to fix any issue related to Windows Update, including the error code 0x8007043c.

The troubleshooter works by identifying the problem and then automatically fix it afterward. To do this, simply open Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Select Additional troubleshooters.

how to fix windows update error 0x8007043c

Here, simply select Windows Update on the Get up and running section.

get up and running windows update troubleshooters

You’re going to see a button. Select Run the troubleshooter button to detect problems related to the error code 0x8007043c.

run the troubleshooter

Windows Update troubleshooter is going to automatically detect problems. Wait for a few minutes until it’s done. If it manages to find a problem, it will be automatically solved.

windows update troubleshooter

Make sure there aren’t antivirus apps interfering with Windows Update

Some antivirus apps can interfere with Windows Update downloads and installations that it causes problems in the process. Although it’s unlikely, you may want to disable your antivirus for a few minutes to hours to make sure Windows Update works fine.

virus and threat protection

Using the System File Checker (SFC)

Windows 10 has this tool that you can run from CMD to automatically search for corrupted system files and then replace or restore them with cached copies. Issues like the error code 0x8007043c can be caused by corrupted system files, and this is the way to fix it.

To do this, simply open Command Prompt. You can do that using the search feature or Windows+X menu. Run it as administrator.

opening cmd

Here, simply copy and paste this line of code to the Command Prompt (by pressing right-click). Press Enter to start scanning.

sfc /scannow

sfc scannow

Wait until it finishes. Do not close the Command Prompt window until it’s done. It can take minutes to hours depending on your PC.

Using DISM if SFC can’t help fixing the problem

Windows 10 has the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool that can fix what SFC can’t. It is always recommended to use SFC before using DISM. Both are done using a command line in CMD.

Open the CMD. Then, enter this line of code, and press Enter.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

dism cmd

This process can take minutes to hours depending on your PC and the problem that it is going to fix.

Reset your PC if none of the above works

The last method to do if none of the above works is resetting your PC. It won’t remove your personal files, but it will remove the apps that are installed.

If it still doesn’t work to fix the error code 0x8007043c, you can try using the installation media to fix the problem during startup.

If it doesn’t work, reinstalling is probably the last option. It will remove the files, apps, settings, and everything else. Thus, you need to backup your personal files first.

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Windows Update that has a problem during installation or download can make your PC vulnerable since you don’t get more updates. Hopefully, the above methods solve it so your PC can keep running smoothly.

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