How To Solve Windows Update Error Code: (0x80073712) ?

how to fix error code 0x80073712 in Windows 10

A Windows Update error code: (0x80073712) means that a file needed by Windows Update or Windows Setup is either corrupt or missing, forcing the update or installation to fail.

Many a time system files get corrupted, and if the Windows upgrade process finds the quality of the system is unfair then the update, upgrade or installation may fail with error code: (0x80073712)and also comes with a message given below to make all users in a confused situation

error code 0x80073712

However,if you are getting similar update errors on Windows 10 then click on the errors to get their solution

How to Fix this Windows Update Error Code: (0x80073712)

To fix this Windows Update Error Code: (0x80073712) we have 4 troubleshooting methods given below:

Method 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Running the Windows built-in feature called Windows Update Troubleshooter can help you to fix your Windows Update Error. Follow the steps given below in order to run it:

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
  • Press the Windows key and I key together to go to Settings.
  • Select the Update & Security option
  • Now go to the Troubleshoot tab
  • Scroll down to the Windows Update.
  • Then click Run the troubleshooter to continue.

Method 2: Run the System File Checker (SFC) Scan

System File Checker (SFC) is a built-in Windows feature that helps scan your system files and repair missing or corrupted system files. So to run the SFC scan follow the steps given below :

run sfc scan
  • Press the Windows logo key and type “cmd
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and click on Run as Administrator
  • Then click YES if it is prompted for the confirmation
  • In the Command Prompt Window. type sfc/scannow and press Enter
  • Wait for 15-20 minutes to replace the corrupted file systems with the new one
  • Lastly, restart your computer

Method 3: Run the DISM Tool

DISM (Deployment Image & Servicing Management) is another built-in Windows tool that will help you to fix Windows-corruption-caused errors. So follow the steps given below to run the DISM tool

run dism tool
  • Press the Windows logo key and type “cmd
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and click on Run as Administrator
  • In the Command Prompt type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • Wait for a while and restart your computer
  • Again Run the SFC Scan from the Method 2 given-above to replace your corrupted files with the correct ones
  • Lastly, Check for the Windows update and see if the error code: ((0x80073712) is fixed or not.

Method 4: Reset Windows Update Components

Faulty or damaged Windows Update components can also cause Windows Update error to occur. To fix the problem follow the steps given below

reset windows update components
  • Press the Windows logo key and type “cmd
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and click on Run as Administrator
  • In the Command Prompt type the following command given below and hit enter after each command :

netstopbits
netstopwuauserv
netstopappidsvc
netstopcryptsvc
ren%systemroot%\SoftwareDistributionSoftwareDistribution.bak
ren%systemroot%\system32\catroot2catroot2.bak
netstartbits
netstartwuauserv
netstartappidsvc
net start cryptsvc

  • Restart the computer and try to update the Windows operating system.

Conclusion

That’s it, these are the top 4 fixes for your Windows update error code: (0x80073712) in Windows 10. I hope this fixes will help you to solve your error and if the problem still persists then contact Microsoft Windows Support for further help