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Windows Update error code 80070103

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 4th, 2022

What is 'Error code 80070103' in Windows Update?

Error code 80070103 is an error that usually occurs when the device driver you are trying to install is already installed or has a lower compatibility rating than the one you already have on your computer.

How can you fix 'Error code 80070103' in Windows Update?

Some of the solutions to this error include:

  • Hiding the update

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Hide the Update

Error code 80070103 may occur when your Windows update is installing a driver that is already installed. Please hide the update if Windows update is causing a problem.

Hide the Update
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    1. In Setting click Windows Update, and then click Show all available updated.
    2. Click Optional.
    3. Right-click the update that you want to hide, and then select Hide update.
    4. Click OK and click Install Updates.

The error may also occur when you are installing a third-party driver, which is outdated from that of the currently installed driver from Windows. For error in installing driver, please download the latest driver or just let the current driver run.