This post mainly about to fix the Windows update error code 80073701 and related error windows update errors in windows 10/8 operating system. These steps should help with all errors and not just the ones listed. If you have reached this step and it is not solved then it will advise you to reset the computer.
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.)
Downloading updates should be set on to update automatically but this does come with its own problems. One of them being if you are a person that uses a pre-paid data service it could use up all your data and you will probably be unaware that it is happening.
Generally, Windows updates use a lot of data and if there is a problem with the particular network that you are using it could have problems due to the length of time it takes and if it is a poor network the interruptions could cause errors with the update.
The solution applies the following versions of Microsoft Windows
Updated outdated drivers in Windows:
Windows allows manually updated the divers. In case Windows 10 automatically download the new drivers or you install the new drivers from the downloaded manufacture’s website.to identify your hardware drivers and find suitable drivers from the manufactures and updated manually.
If you choose the former, Windows will automatically install the driver and ask you to reboot the computer afterward. The latter allows you to update the driver with the driver file that you have downloaded. This step should fix windows update error 80073701 and related errors.
Then finally Re-enable your firewall is on.
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