I had a client who was facing this issue, where he was unable to install Windows Updates. So my first thought about the problem was to reset the Windows Update components because it’s the first thing we try when we have a failed Windows Update. Because Windows Update Reset will reset Winsock values, clear the BITS queue, reset the Proxy connections and also reset the services responsible for Windows Update, it’s pretty much the standard way to fix most of the Windows Update related issues.
Fix Windows Update Error Code 8007371B
Here is how you can try and fix Error 8007371B when installing updates on Windows computers.
The best and fastest way to reset Windows Update is to use the traditional Windows Update Troubleshooter. So go ahead and run it.
Just follow the on-screen prompt to complete the process – it’s pretty standard and straightforward. Once it was done, I rebooted the system and tried it. It again failed.
So I had to do some research and finally found that there was a way to fix this error by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management.
To run it we first need to open the Command Prompt as administrator. To do so, open Command Prompt (Admin). Search for CMD in the search box and hit ‘Enter’. Then, right-click Command Prompt, and choose the ‘Run as administrator’ option.
Then type in the following one by one by pressing the Enter key:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Once it had run its course, I rebooted the system and re-ran the update and voilà it had been fixed.
I hope you find this article helpful. If you ever get stuck in a Windows Update related issue please try these steps and let us know if it worked.