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Windows Update is a Microsoft service that provides updates to the Windows operating system and installed components, including Internet Explorer. It is important to update your system regularly because obsolete software and components can cause a number of problems for your computer. This has happened to many people, but they have experienced problems with Windows Update themselves, which includes an error:
Error number: 0x8007043C
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What causes the error 0x8007043C
An error of this magnitude usually occurs due to underlying problems from the depth of the computer, such as
- Missing or corrupted registry files
- Missing update of Windows Installer
- Viruses and spyware
- Common signs of this error code are pop-up messages, program locks, document opening problems and screen freezing.
Run Windows Update Troubleshooting
The second solution to correct the Windows Update 0x8007043c error code is to run Windows Update Troubleshooting.
Well, here’s the tutorial.
Step 1: Press the Windows button and I will do everything together to open the settings, then select Update and Security to continue.
Step 2: In the pop-up window on the left, click on Troubleshooting. Then choose Run Troubleshooting in Windows Update to continue.
Perform a complete antivirus scan
In most cases, a malicious attack is responsible for the Media Creation Tool error 0x8007043C – 0x90017 on your system. Scan and remove potential viruses on your computer to correct this error. You can use Windows Defender and follow these simple steps.
Step 1: First, press the Win & S shortcut keys together to start Cortana.
Step 2: Type Windows Security in the text box, then press Enter to open the application.
Step 3: On the visible page, select the Shield icon again (Virus and Threat Protection), then the Scan Options link.
Step 4: If you are successful, check the Full Screen box, then the Scan Now option to start this process.
This will detect all corrupted files that affect performance and delete affected documents.
Execution of DISM and SFC scans
If the above methods did not solve the problem or were not applicable, let us investigate to see if the problem is not caused by some kind of corruption in the system file. As reported by several Windows users, this problem can be caused by system file corruption that affects important files in the operating system.
If this scenario is applicable, you should be able to solve the problem by running two integrated utilities capable of handling corruption cases – DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) and SFC (System File Checker).
SFC corrects logical errors better, while DISM focuses much more on solving the system dependencies that are most likely to break. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you run both utilities to maximize your chances of fixing corrupted instances that could cause error 0x8007043c.
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