Some Windows users have been encountering Windows Update Error 0xc8000247. According to reports, users have been facing this issue for some particular updates, but others are installing just fine. In this article, we are going to talk about this issue in detail and see what you need to do to resolve this issue.
What causes Windows Update Error 0xc8000247?
Error Code: 0xc8000247 is usually seen when any of the Windows Update or System files are corrupted. The corruption can be caused by various things, such as viruses and malware, improper download of the update file, or just some random glitch. Whatever the case, it can be resolved. We have mentioned all the solutions you need to repair those files.
Also, there is a possibility that the corrupted Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (IRST) is responsible for the error in question. To fix it, you need to update the driver, we have mentioned steps to do the same.
Fix Windows Update Error 0xc8000247
If you are seeing Error 0xc8000247 in Windows Update, then check these solutions to resolve the issue.
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Install the latest version of Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (IRST)
- Run SFC and DISM
- Flush SoftwareDistribution Folder
- Reset Windows Update Components
- Troubleshoot in Clean Boot
Let us talk about them in detail
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Let us start by deploying the built-in Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix the issue. This utility will scan your update files and resolve the fault in them. To run the troubleshooter, follow the prescribed steps.
- Open Settings.
- Go to System.
- Click on Troubleshoot and then select Other troubleshooters.
- Now, click the Run button for Windows Update.
Let it run and resolve the issue for you.
- Launch the Settings app.
- Click on Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.
- Finally, select Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter.
Hopefully, this will do the trick for you.
2] Install the latest version of Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (IRST)
For some users, outdated Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (IRST)is causing the issue. Even though most Windows 7 users have reported this instance, this solution is applicable for all the other versions as well. You need to visit intel.com and download SetupSRT.exe. Run the setup file and install the utility. This should do the trick for you.
3] Run SFC and DISM
You can also see the error code in question if your system files are corrupted. We are going to use two commands in order to scan and repair corrupted system files.
Open Command Prompt as an administrator by searching it out of the Start Menu and run the following command.
If that doesn’t work, then try the next command.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
These should do the trick for you.
4] Flush SoftwareDistribution Folder
The SoftwareDistribution folder present on your computer can get corrupted, as a result of which, you can see the error code in question. Try to delete the content of the folded and allow the Windows Update to create a new one.
Run Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands.
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
Open File Explorer and go to the following location.
Now, flush the folder. After clearing out the content of the SoftwareDistribution folder, we need to restart the services. To do that run the following CMD commands.
net start wuauserv
net start bits
Restart your computer and check if the issue persists. Hopefully, this will do the trick for you.
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5] Reset Windows Update Components
SoftwareDistribution folder is not the only component vulnerable to corruption, there are some other Windows Update Components that can get corrupted, we are going to reset them and see if that helps. These Windows Update components can get corrupted easily because of various reasons. You should reset Windows Update Components and see if that works. Hopefully, it will do the job for you.
6] Troubleshoot in Clean Boot
Last but not least, we can not overlook the possibility of a third-party application conflicting with the update process and causing issues. We need to troubleshoot in Clean Boot, manually enable tasks and then find out who the culprit is. Then, just remove the program that was conflicting and your issue should be resolved. This should do the job for you.
We hope that you are able to resolve the issue and install the update with the help of the solutions mentioned in this article.
How do I fix a Windows Update error?
Mostly, a Windows Update error is caused if there is an update file that got corrupted or went missing. You can try running the Windows Update troubleshooter as it will scan and fix the issue. However, it is better if you use the error code to search for the solution.
How do I fix Windows Update error 0x80248007?
Windows Update error 0x80248007, WU_E_DS_NODATA, The information requested is not in the data store, can be resolved by executing the solutions mentioned in the linked article.