[Fixed] Windows Update Error Code 8007371B

This Windows Update Error Code 8007371B is commonly caused due to the .NET framework installation failure. These are the following ways in which you can attempt to correct this error. 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. To enable the.NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel to avoid windows update Error 8007371B.

Note: Make sure you have set correct Date and time on your computer, try to install pending updates through other available networks.

Error Code 8007371B

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.)

how to fix windows update error 0x8007371b?

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter to Fix Error Code 8007371B

  1. Control Panel> Programs and Features
  2. Turn Windows features on or off then check.NET framework 3.5. The pre-requisites should installed
  3. If it is not successful uninstall the KB’s related to.NET Framework 3.5 and then re-install them
  4. Restart your computer if needed

If the windows update 8007371B still exists, follow some more steps to fix the issue and install/upgrade/update your operating system.

You Can Also Try These Solutions to Fix Windows 11 Update Error 8007371B While Updating/Upgrading

  1. Perform an SFC scan so that you can fix potentially corrupted or missing files, most of the cases this system file scan fix common issues with a file system
  2. To do a restore to healthy previous setup with command prompt to fix potentially corrupted or missing files
  3. Using windows update troubleshooter fix it tool, this is also a good tool to automatically fix most common issues
  4. By cleaning SDF (Software distribution folder) for a clean slate for Windows Update or renaming so machine itself creates a fresh one in next update
  5. Resetting PC

Simple SFC Scan Method for Common File System Issues to Fix Windows Update Error

The system file scanning process is very simple to try while fixing issues with Windows issues. Just follow these steps.

  • Open command prompt in admin mode, to do this Type CMD in windows start menu search and right click on CMD application to get through Run as admin option
  • In the command prompt window, type SFC/SCANNOW and press enter

SFC Scan

  • The scanning process takes some time to return results

Using Restore Health Option to Fix Corrupted Files to fix this Windows Error

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 scan now 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.

Windows Update Troubleshooter/Fix it Tool

Microsoft has released several fix it tools/patches for most of the updates issues. Depends on your requirement choose a 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.

SDF Cleaning Method to fix Windows 10/11 Update Error Code 8007371B

In this method, we clean and recreate the software distribution folder by deleting all temporary files in it.

  1. Go to C:/ drive, then open windows named folder in it
  2. Open SoftwareDistribution folder (SDF)
  3. Open DataStore folder and then delete all files and folders in it
  4. Again go back to SoftwareDistribution folder, open the Download folder and delete all files in it
    Note: while deleting, it may prompt for admin permission, click on OK and proceed

Resetting Operating System in Windows Update

Follow this when you have less knowledge in windows technology about command prompts, files and registry fixing steps.

  • If you are using Windows 10, just type in “RESET PC” in the Cortana search bar(windows start button search) and select RESET PC from the results
  • Then under the RESET PC, click on get started button to proceed
  • There are two options to keep your files and complete clean. (You must take backup of your desktop files, pictures, downloads, documents before proceeding to completely clean)
  • After reset, you may do updates cleanly without any issue. This resetting process takes time so please do it when you don’t have any urgent work with your computer

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 code 8007371B in windows 10/11 update, 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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Related Error Codes

0x80004005 0x800705B4 0x80070020 0x80070422 0x8024200B 0x80070643 0x8024402F 0x80073712 80248011 80200010 8007371B 8007370A 80070570 80070246 8E5E03FA 0x80070190 80246008 800F081F 80073712 8E5E0147

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