Windows Update Error Code 0x8e5e0147

The Windows Update mechanism for Windows 10 is complicated. It depends on thousands of files and services to operate normally. There are Services and DLLs that support this mechanism’s effective working. Malfunction of these files and services results in broken Windows Updates. One such error is Windows Update error code 0x8e5e0147. The error states:

There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help – Error 0x8e5e0147

Let us now check how to fix this error.

Windows Update Error Code 0x8e5e0147

Windows Update Error Code 0x8e5e0147

The following are effective methods to fix error 0x8e5e0147 for Windows Updates:

  1. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter
  2. Manually reset Windows Update components
  3. Reset Windows Update Agent to default using PowerShell cmdlet
  4. Run the fix WU utility
  5. Clear SoftwareDistribution folder and install the Update offline

1] Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter

You have two options here. Either you can use the Windows Update Troubleshooter or Microsoft’s Online Windows Update Troubleshooter to detect and fix any conflicts for Windows Updates automatically.

2] Manually reset Windows Update folders

In this method, you need to delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder & reset the Catroot2 folder.

Both of these folders contain some temporary system files that are responsible for applying updates to a computer. They include data that support Windows Updates as well as installers for new components.

3] Reset Windows Update Agent to default using PowerShell cmdlet

Reset Windows Update Components Tool

Reset Windows Update Agent to default and see if it helps. This procedure will:

  1. Scan all protected system file and replace the corrupted one’s (sfc /scannow)
  2. Scan, detect and repair corruptions in Windows system image
  3. Clean up superseded components
  4. Reset Windows Update components
  5. Change invalid values in Windows Registry
  6. Delete temporary files.

4] Run the Fix UW Utility

The Fix WU Utility re-registers all Windows Update related DLL files and reset other settings to default. You can give it a try, and that should help you in fixing your issues.

5] Clear SoftwareDistribution folder and install the Update offline

You may clear the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder and then try to download & install the Update offline.

Hope this fixes Update Error Code 0x8e5e0147.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.