How do I fix error code 0x8007007f?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 0x8007007f is a Windows error code that indicates a problem with a particular file or directory. This can be caused by a number of factors, including incorrect permissions, corrupt files, or incompatible drivers. In most cases, this error can be resolved by running a scan with a reliable anti-virus or anti-malware program.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Click on the Start button on your computer.
  2. Type "cmd" in the search bar and press Enter.
  3. Type "reboot" in the command window and press Enter.
  4. If the computer starts up, you can try to repair the problem again.

2. Check for updates and install any that are available

  1. Under Available updates, click Check for updates.
  2. If an update is available, it will be listed in the Available updates dialog box.
  3. Click Install to install the update.
  4. If the update requires a reboot, click OK to reboot your computer.

3. Try running the System File Checker tool to repair corrupted system files

  1. Open the System File Checker (SFC) tool by clicking on the Start button, typing "system file checker" in the search box, and clicking on the SFC tool that appears.
  2. Click on the Repair button.
  3. If the tool detects any corrupted system files, it will offer to repair them. Click on the Repair button.
  4. After the tool repairs the corrupted system files, it will provide a report of the repairs. Click on the Close button.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Run the built-in Windows 10 troubleshooter for this error.
  2. Perform a clean boot of your system to see if that helps.
  3. Use the DISM tool to repair your Windows 10 installation.
  4. Reset or reinstall Windows 10.