How to Fix 0x8007023e Windows Update error on Windows 11/10


The 0x8007023e error is a Windows Update error that typically appears when trying to install updates on Windows 11 or Windows 10. Here are some steps you can try to fix the error:

  1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter: This tool can automatically detect and fix common issues with Windows Update. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update and run the troubleshooter.
  2. Clear the Windows Update cache: Sometimes, the update cache can become corrupt, causing errors like 0x8007023e. To clear the cache, open the Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands:
    • net stop wuauserv
    • net stop cryptsvc
    • ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    • ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old
    • net start wuauserv
    • net start cryptsvc
  3. Run the DISM tool: The Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool can fix issues with the Windows operating system that prevent updates from installing. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following command:
  4. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  5. Check your internet connection: Make sure your internet connection is stable and working properly, and check if there is any problem with your router or modem.
  6. Run the SFC scan: System File Checker (SFC) scans for and repairs any corruptions in the system files. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following command:
  7. SFC /scannow
  8. Remove any Antivirus software temporarily: Sometimes, antivirus software can interfere with the Windows Update process, causing errors. Try disabling or uninstalling your antivirus software and then run the update again.
  9. Check for available Windows updates manually: Sometimes the updates may be available but the Windows update service is not able to download them. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates.
  10. Uninstall recent updates: If the error started appearing after a recent Windows update, try uninstalling the update and then check if the problem is fixed. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View update history > Uninstall updates.

If none of these steps work, you may need to contact Microsoft support for further assistance.

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