How to fix error code 0x80073D0B?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 0x80073d0b is a Windows update error that typically occurs when a user tries to install an update for Windows 10. The error message for this error code reads, "There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80073d0b)."

There are a few different reasons why this error code might occur, including if there is a corrupt file in the Windows update download, or if there are pending updates that need to be installed before the new update can be installed. In some cases, simply restarting the computer and trying to install the update again can fix the problem. If the error persists, users can try using the Windows Update Troubleshooter tool to fix the problem.

1. Restart your device and try again

  1. Tap on the Home button to open the Start Menu.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Choose System and then tap on Restart.
  4. When the phone restarts, choose Troubleshoot.
  5. Choose Advanced Options.
  6. Choose System Restore.
  7. Choose Next.
  8. Choose Restore from a recent backup.
  9. Choose your backup and choose Next.
  10. Choose Finish.

2. Check for updates and install any that are available

  1. Start up the computer and sign in.
  2. Click on the Windows button and then choose Control Panel.
  3. On the Control Panel window, under the System and Security heading, click on the Updates tab.
  4. In the Updates window, under the Available Updates heading, choose View All Updates.
  5. If any updates are available, they will be listed in the Updates window.
  6. If an update is available, you will be asked to install it. Choose to install the update and then restart the computer.
  7. If the update fixes the error code 0x80073d0b, the error code will be cleared and the computer will be updated.

3. Try running the Windows Store app troubleshooter

  1. Open the Start menu and type "Windows Store app troubleshooter"
  2. When the Windows Store App Troubleshooter appears, select it
  3. On the first screen, you will see the list of problems that are associated with the app.
  4. Select the problem that you are experiencing and click on the "Next" button
  5. On the next screen, you will be asked to provide some information about the issue.
  6. After providing the required information, click on the "Next" button
  7. On the final screen, you will be asked to provide a solution to the problem.
  8. If you are able to provide a solution, click on the "Next" button.
  9. If you are not able to provide a solution, click on the "Report a problem" button and provide the required information.
  10. After providing the required information, click on the "Finish" button.

4. Reset the Windows Store app

  1. Open the Start menu and click the “Settings” icon.
  2. Under “Apps and features”, click the “Windows Store” app.
  3. On the “Windows Store” app’s “Settings” pane, click the “Reset” button.
  4. On the “Reset” page, click the “Yes” button.
  5. On the “Reset” page, click the “Reset” button again.
  6. After the reset is complete, close the “Windows Store” app.

5. Re-register the Windows Store app

  1. Open the Windows Store app.
  2. Click on the three lines in the top left corner.
  3. In the "Register a new app" dialog box, click on "Re-register an existing app".
  4. Enter the app's registration ID, which you can find in the "App registration ID" field in the Windows Store app's "Settings" dialog box.
  5. Click on "Register" to re-register the app.
  6. If the registration succeeds, the app will be re-installed and the error code 0x80073d0b will be fixed.