If you face problems installing some Windows 11/10 Updates and see error code 0x80071160 then this post will help you. This error could occur if Windows Update system components have been corrupted.
Fix Windows Update error 0x80071160
If you’re faced with this Windows Update error 0x80071160, you can try our recommended solutions in the order presented below to resolve the issue.
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Clear the SoftwareDistribution folder
- Manually Reset Windows Update Components to default
- Manually download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog
- Perform Clean Boot and run Windows Update
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
As always, your first step in the attempt to resolve the Windows Update error 0x80071160 is to run the inbuilt Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if that helps to resolve the issue. Else, continue with the next solution.
2] Clear the SoftwareDistribution folder
Here you need to clear/reset the Windows Update cache and components and then retry the update process again and see if the error persists. If so, try the next solution.
3] Manually Reset Windows Update Components to default
Use the Reset Windows Update Agent Tool and see if it helps you. This PowerShell script will help you Reset Windows Update Client.
4] Manually download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog
This solution entails you manually download from the Microsoft Update Catalog, the update that is failing to install and consequently triggering the Windows Update error 0x80071160 and then install the update on your Windows 10 PC.
5] Perform Clean Boot and run Windows Update
A Clean Boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows 11/10.
Any of these solutions should work for you!
Related error: System restore failed to extract the file, error 0x80071160.