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The error code 0x8007065e may occur when downloading the last update due to a corrupted update file.
System file corruption occurs when the system file is corrupted or missing. The error “0x8007065E Data of this type is not supported” can occur on almost any Windows PC.
To help you solve the problem, I recommend that you follow these troubleshooting steps:
Run the Troubleshooter for Windows Update
This automated diagnostic tool checks if your PC has any update problems and fixes them for you. Make sure you are logged in as an administrator to run the tool.
- Click the Start button, go to Settings > Update and Security > Troubleshooting.
- Select Windows Update under Get up and running.
- Click on Run Troubleshooting.
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
Fix Windows system file corruption
Click the Start button and type Command Prompt.
Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
If prompted, click Yes or enter the administrator password.
Enter DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and then press Enter.
note the space before each “/”
This step may take a few minutes to start and up to 30 minutes to run and complete.
Enter sfc /scannow and then hit Enter.
note the space between “sfc” and “/”
Wait for the process to complete.
Rerun the failed updates
First, try again to run failed updates; this could help Windows find the missing file and fix the error “0x8007065E Data of this type not supported”. Therefore, follow these steps to re-run failed updates:
- In the Start menu, go to the Control Panel, then to Windows Update.
- Then click on the view update history.
- If you see the updates failed, you can try to download the files again.
- Then install failed updates manually.
Fix SoftwareDistribution Folder
Normally, if there are corrupted installation files that could cause this problem, they are stored in the SoftwareDistribution folder. So, if you rename this folder, then try to download and reinstall the updates, Windows will be forced to recreate the folder and solve the problem. Once Windows has recreated this folder, it downloads a new copy that solves the corruption problem.
Here are the steps to follow to rename this folder from the command prompt:
Press the Windows key once
Enter the prompt in the Start Search field.
Right-click on the command prompt in the search results Start Search.
Select Run as administrator.
Type NET STOP WUAUSERV and press Enter
Type REN C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution SDOLD and press Enter
Type NET START WUAUSERV and press Enter
If you follow the steps above, you can correct the Windows Update 0x8007065e error code.
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