In this post, we will help you fix the Windows Update error code 0xd0000034. This error mainly occurs when users try to install a Feature update to Windows 10. Most of the time, the updates are downloaded and installed successfully. However, many users face the issue that Windows Update fails to install or will not download and they receive an update error code. One of such errors is update error 0xd0000034. If you face this problem, you can try some solutions covered in this post that might help you. The error message for Windows Update goes like this:
There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later.
Feature update to Windows 10, Error- 0xd0000034
Before you move ahead to the solutions listed in this post, we suggest you switch to a local account if you are connected to a domain. Check if it works. If you still receive the Windows Update error 0xd0000034, try the solutions covered in this post below.
What causes Windows Update failure?
There are multiple causes of a Windows Update failure. Some of the common causes are:
- Lack of disk space: Windows Update will not install until you have enough disk space. Try to delete the files from your computer that you do not want. If all the files are important for you, you can upload them to some cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, etc., and then remove those files from your computer. This will free some space on your computer
- Corrupted Windows Update Components or update files: The corrupted Windows Update files also cause Windows Update to fail. There are many causes of Windows Update files corruption, like a sudden power failure during the update process.
- Hardware conflicts: Sometimes, the peripherals that you have connected to your Windows 10 computer interrupt the update process. To fix this issue, disconnect all the connected peripherals and then try to update your system.
Fix Windows Update error code 0xd0000034
The following solutions may help you fix the Windows Update error:
- Disable your antivirus software temporarily
- Disconnect the Internet when the update reaches 100%
- Reset Windows Update Components
- Download updates manually
- Troubleshoot in Clean Boot.
Let’s see these solutions in detail.
1] Disable your antivirus software temporarily
Sometimes, antivirus software blocks Windows Updates due to which the user receives the Windows Update error. You can try to disable your antivirus software temporarily and check if Windows throws the update error.
If you are using Microsoft Defender Antivirus, follow the steps below to disable it:
- Use Win+I hotkey to open the Settings app
- Click on Update & Security category
- Click on the Windows Security page available on the left side
- Select Virus & threat protection option visible on the right section. It will open a new window
- In that window, click on the Manage settings option under the Virus & threat protection settings section
- Turn off the Real-time protection button.
You can also try to disable the Microsoft Defender Firewall.
Now, check if the Windows Update is working. If yes, do not forget to enable the Microsoft Defender Antivirus real-time protection and Microsoft Defender Firewall after the update gets completed.
2] Disconnect the Internet when the update reaches 100%
When you update Windows 10, first, it downloads the update patches from Microsoft and then applies them to your system. If you receive the error at the time the update is being applied to your system, disconnect the Internet when the update reaches 100% and the installation starts. This might work.
3] Reset Windows Update Components
If the above two methods did not fix the issue, then you should manually reset Windows Update Components. For that, you need to stop Windows Update services (Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Cryptographic Services, etc.), rename the SoftwareDistribution folder, reset the catroot2 folder, and more. That should fix this Windows Update error problem.
4] Download updates manually
If you are still encountering this Windows Update error 0xd0000034, try to download the updates manually.
5] Troubleshoot in Clean Boot
If nothing solves your problem, then troubleshooting in Clean Boot might fix this problem. If there is a program that is preventing Windows 10 from updating, Clean Boot will help you identify it. If you find such software on your system, uninstall it, and update Windows 10.
Hope something will work for you.
How do I fix Windows Update errors?
Sometimes, while downloading the updates on your Windows 10 system, you may encounter update errors. There are several causes of Windows Update errors like the corruption of Windows Update Components, sudden power failure while applying the updates, etc. When you encounter a Windows Update error, the first thing that you should do is run the Windows Update troubleshooter to fix the issue.
If the troubleshooter does not fix the issue, you can try other Windows Update error troubleshooting methods.
How do I check Windows Update status?
You can check the Windows Update status in the Settings app. For this:
- Launch the Settings app using Win+I hotkey
- Access Update & Security category.
It will open with the Windows Update page where you can see Windows Update status. If you do not have any pending updates, you will see a message, You’re up to date.