How do I fix error code 800703f1?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 800703f1 is a Windows update error that typically occurs when there is a problem with the Windows Update service or the files that are used to install updates. This can be caused by a number of factors, including corrupt files, a faulty internet connection, or a problem with the Windows Update service itself. In most cases, this error can be fixed by running the Windows Update troubleshooter or by manually downloading and installing the required updates.

1. Try to restart your computer and then check for updates again

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Check for updates.
  3. If there are any updates, install them.
  4. Try to restart your computer again.
  5. If the problem is still not fixed, you may need to reinstall the operating system.

2. Try to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if it can fix the issue

  1. Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter by clicking Start, clicking Settings, clicking Update & Security, and then clicking Troubleshoot.
  2. Click Check for updates.
  3. If Windows Update is unable to find any updates, the Troubleshooter will show you a list of available updates.
  4. Click Install updates.
  5. If Windows Update is able to find updates, it will show you a list of available updates.
  6. Click the update that you want to install.
  7. When the update is installed, the Troubleshooter will show you a message that the update was successful.
  8. If the update was not successful, the Troubleshooter will show you an error message.

3. Try to reset the Windows Update Components

  1. Press the "Windows Key + R" to open the Run dialog box.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type "msconfig" and press Enter.
  3. In the System Configuration window, click on the Windows Update button.
  4. On the Windows Update window, click on the "Advanced options" button.
  5. On the Advanced options window, click on the "Reset" button.
  6. On the Reset Windows Update Components window, select the "Yes" radio button.
  7. Click on the "Reset" button to restart the Windows Update service.
  8. After the Windows Update service has restarted, check for the error code 800703f1 in the System Configuration window. If the error code is not present, then the Windows Update components have been successfully reset.

4. Try to install the updates in clean boot mode

  1. Start your computer in “clean boot” mode by pressing the “F8” key multiple times when the computer starts up.
  2. Click on the “Advanced Boot Options” menu option and then select “Clean Boot”.
  3. When the “Clean Boot” screen appears, click on the “Yes” button to continue.
  4. On the “Clean Boot” screen, make sure that the “Enable DEP and ASLR” checkbox is checked.
  5. Close the “Clean Boot” screen by clicking on the “OK” button.
  6. When the computer starts up, it should now start the installation of the updates.
  7. If the installation of the updates fails, you can try to install the updates again in “safe mode”.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Try to manually install the updates.