You have a Microsoft Windows 8 Professional x64 computer and when you run Windows update your computer returns the following Error 80246003 and refuses to install updates.



The solution to this error is fairly simple and you won’t need to make changes in the system registry.

On the Windows 8 Professional x64 computer:

  1. Open up Explorer
  2. In the top-left corner select File > Open CMD > Run as Administrator.
  3. Type Net stop wuauserv and hit enter.
  4. Type cd %systemroot% and hit enter.
  5. Type Ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old and hit enter.
  6. Type Net start wuauserv and hit enter.

Now go ahead and run Windows Update again on your computer and it should work properly again.

Published by Wouter Makkinje

I am a 30 Year old IT Consultant from Kalmar Sweden.