Error codes,  Windows error

Windows Update Error 0x80073cf1

This document is explaining how to fix Microsoft Windows update error 0x80073cf1 if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for windows.
– Some updated were not installed. Failed: 93 updates
– Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error
Error(s) found: Code 0x80073cf1 Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
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Error 0x80073cf1 Windows Update Overview

Avg. Time to Resolve Issue  45 mins
Log Name:MicrosofWindowsUpdateError7005.log
Event ID:6789
Operating SystemWindows 7Windows 8Windows 8.1Windows 10
Description:Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 8.3.0642.26321, time stamp: 0×96506432Faulting module name: Windows  error.dll, version: 6.4.9636.64318Exception code: 0xe07e759gFault offset: 0xb09f837bFaulting process ID: 0×215Faulting application start time: 0x800e7d88122054Faulting application path: ~<userpath>Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32Report ID: f3b54d37-9572-57b5-4374-5127dgb3a944
Also Known asWindowsUpdate_0x80073cf10x80073cf1WindowsUpdate_0x80073cf1e0x80073cf1e0x0x80073cf1fehler code 0x80073cf1, foutcode 0x80073cf1, fejlkode 0x80073cf1, code d’erreur 0x80073cf1, codice di errore 0x80073cf1, feil kode 0x80073cf1, cod de eroare 0x80073cf1, código de error 0x80073cf1

Cause of 0x80073cf1 Windows Update Error Code

  • Port Blocked
  • Microsoft Windows internal Application Conflict

Steps to resolve Windows Error 0x80073cf1

Step 1: Check Windows Firewall :
1. Press Win Key + R and Type Firewall.cpl
2. Click OK.

Turn Windows Firewall on or off
Disable Windows Firewall

3. Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
4. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)
5. Do the same for Public Network Setting.
6. Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

Step 2: Temporarily Disable any installed 3rd Party Antivirus:

Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft Windows installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.

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In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 0x80073cf1 should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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