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3 best ways to deal with 0x800703e3

In this article you will find out:

  • what is the error code: 0x800703e3
  • efficient solutions for this issue
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

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What is 0x800703e3 error?

Error 0x800703e3 when updating the operating system most often occurs in Windows 10, while some Windows 7 and Windows 8 users experience this error to a lesser extent.

This situation can occur due to incorrectly configured system settings, unavailable Windows update, irregular entries in the Windows registry, failed Windows update, corrupted system files, etc.

To fix error 0x800703, you can use one of the methods below and be sure that the files are safe.

3 ways of how to get rid of 0x800703 error

Here is few methods that can be helpful and any of them can be your solution.

1. Update OS

It happens that the Windows Update component is temporarily unable to access the servers, or some local dependencies are damaged. Then you can fix the situation by manually updating Windows.

To do this, press the Windows key + I key simultaneously; this will take you to the Settings section. Here, select "Update & Security" and click View Installed Updates History. Then find the updates that failed to install automatically and install them on your computer. After that, restart your computer and check for Windows 10 error 0x800703e3.

2. Reset update components

You can also try resetting Windows update components via the command line as an administrator.

This will require certain commands that need to be inserted into the command line one by one:

clean stop wuauserv, press Enter.

clean stop cryptSvc press Enter.

clean stop bits, press Enter.

net stop msiserver, press Enter.

Ren C: \ Windows 10 \ SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old, press Enter.

Ren C: \ Windows 10\ System32 \ catroot 2 Catroot2.old, press Enter.

clean start wuauserv, press Enter.

clean start cryptSvc, press Enter.

clean start bits, press Enter.

clean start msiserver, press Enter.

After entering these commands, restart your computer and run Windows Update again to see if the error under investigation has been resolved.

3. Reinstall Windows

You can perform a clean install of Windows 10 if none of the above solutions fix the error.

Typically, a clean install of the operating system will resolve all operating system errors, but all saved files will be erased. Therefore, you need to back up your files to secure the saved data.

First, you need to create a Windows installation media. This can be done by going to Microsoft's official website to download the Media Creation Tool.

Once the installation media has been created, boot your computer from it. Then select your language, time, and keyboard input and click Install Now.

Enter activate license or click "I don't have a product key" (then you will need to activate Windows later). Then click Next and select the operating system you want to install and click Next to accept the license terms.

Select the installation type, select the drive where you want to install Windows, and click Next to continue and successfully complete the clean installation.

Protect your data

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Recover lost photos, music, videos, documents, etc. (despite the simplified application interface). It will even be easier if you use the built-in Recovery Wizard.

To ensure that your data can be recovered and the recovery quality is really the best, you can use the trial version of DiskInternals Partition Recovery. It's completely free for you, and you can view all found files in real-time for free. You will then have the opportunity to consider purchasing a data export license.

Having a license, you can always use the technical support of the company's specialists, so if you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

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