August 26, 2010

Windows Update Error - Code 80073712

My main desktop PC was dormant for some time and I recently just got it back up. When I tried to install all the Windows Updates that had accumulated I started to receive error Code 80073712. After trying to install them multiple times I Googled the error code but found the solutions did not help. This fix didn’t help since I didn’t have the pending.xml file on my system.

After some more searching I found a free tool from Microsoft that fixed my problems. Microsoft Fix it 50202 will reset your Windows Update components. I ran the default fix but you can also run an Aggressive mode too. I had to search for new updates a couple times after running it but eventually I was able to install all the Windows Updates.

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