This Error Code 80073712 is commonly caused due to the .NET framework installation failure. These are the following ways in which you can attempt to correct this error. If you receive this error code, it means that a file required by Windows Update is damaged or missing. Our experts have troubleshooting tools that can help you address this problem.
Disclaimers: Before you attempt to fix an issue with the windows update, we highly recommend you to take a registry backup and create a system restore point as a precaution method. In case if something goes wrong, we can restore your computer to the same stage and fix the issues. (In case if you not sure how to back it up, talk to an expert for assistance.)
This .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 won’t come with pre-installed .Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, and must be separately enabled to run applications that depend on it. So enable the .NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel to avoid Error code 80073712 .
Note – Make sure you have set correct Date and time on your computer, try to install pending updates through other available networks. Run windows update troubleshooter.
If the windows update error code 80073712 still exists, follow some more steps to fix the issue and install/upgrade/update your operating system.
System file scanning process is very simple to try while fixing issues with windows issues. Just follow these steps.
For most of the serious issues, and to save your time the best way to fix these critical issues are restoring to good healthy partition. Before doing this stop the windows update services. Open the command prompt as admin (Mentioned above in sfc scan process), Then instead of running sfc scannow command type this following command in the window.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
After some time your machine will be restored to a good healthy state. Now you can start your windows updates as usual.
Microsoft has released several fix-it tools/patches for most of updates’ issues. Depends on your requirement choose the right fix it tool for your issue and run it on your machine. This will help you when there are simple issues like folder missing errors, permissions-related issues. Download fix it tool- for WINDOWS 10 click here, for window 7/8/8.1 click here.
In this method, we clean and recreate the software distribution folder by deleting all temporary files in it.
Follow this when you have less knowledge in windows technology about command prompts, files and registry fixing steps
During installation you may encounter error 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f, in which case refer to .NET Framework 3.5 installation error: 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f. Note that these are possibly resolved by installing security update 3005628.
Finally, If you are still not able to resolve this error 80073712, we suggest you to chat with our assured experts. I am sure they will give you the best solutions to resolve this error completely. You can also visit our website for more information.
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