[KB9199235] – How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x800700c1?

This article discussed easy methods to fix Windows Update Error Code 0x800700c1.

Error Code 0x800700c1

Causes for Windows Update Error Code 0x800700c1

  • Network connection issues
  • Corrupted or missing system files
  • Update installation services failing to start
  • Malware infection
  • Disable/Uninstall 3rd party security software

Disclamir:  antivirus or windows defender are important for your system safety, but sometimes these programs can interfere with Windows 10 and windows 11 operating system cause this windows update error code 0x800700c1.

[KB9199235] – Solutions for Windows Update Error 0x8024401f

  • Start and type “Windows Security” to search
  • Select the Windows Security app >> go to Virus & threat protection, >> under Virus & threat protection settings >> select Manage settings
  • Real-time protection to Off

Steps to disable Antivirus

  • Open Antivirus program installed on the computer.
  • Click settings and select to real time protection.
  • Select Turn Off real time protection.
  • Then Navigate to Antivirus firewall.
  • Turn off Antivirus firewall

Run SFC scan to fix Error Code 0x800700c1

SFC SCAN is the command line that we use to do that process. I will provide an explanation for you the stairs in element on the way to carry out this scan.

  • Open the Command Prompt as an Administrator
  • Type this below syntax on the command line window

SFC Scan

  • Finally, Hit Enter

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Disk Clean Up To Remove Temp Files to fix Error Code 0x800700c1

  • Press Windows key + R
  • Type “cleanmgr” in the run search bar
  • Select Drive C
  • Select the transitory record envelopes recorded in the plate tidy-up box
  • Click Ok to continue and clean up the unwanted temp records

Scan for Malware

We recommend using reliable antivirus programs and enabling real-time protection to prevent such issues.

Please scan your computer if you encounter this error.
The method differs between different antivirus software.

To scan your computer with the Virus & Threat Protection,

  • Click on the Windows Security icon (Shield icon) from the notification tray.
  • Click the triple-lines and select Virus & threat protection.
  • Check on Full scan and click Scan now.

Deleting the Software Distribution folder

The Software Distribution folder temporarily store Windows Update files. If any of those files are corrupted, you may experience this Windows Update error 0x800700c1 issue.

The steps for the same are as follows:

  • First, you have to stop the Windows Update Service. For this, type services in the Search box of Windows 10 and windows 11
  • Press the Enter key. This will open the Services app window
  • Right click Windows Update service. Use the Stop option
  • Now, access C drive or where you have installed Windows
  • Open the Windows folder
  • Open Software Distribution folder
  • Access the Downloads folder present under the Software Distribution folder
  • Select all the files and folders available in the Downloads folder
  • Press the Delete key
  • Open the Services app
  • Right-click on the Windows Update service
  • Use the Start option.

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Reset the windows components

Disclaimer: We recommend you to do the back up before we proceed these steps, during reset Windows 11 and windows 10 installation means that all your files and settings will be lost during the reset process.

Windows 10 – Reset your PC

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Open Recovery settings.
  2. Next to Reset this PC, select Reset PC. Then choose from the options and/or settings in the table below.

Windows 11 – Reset your PC

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Open Recovery settings.
  2. Next to Reset this PC, select Reset PC. Then choose from the options and/or settings in the table below.

In Conclusion,

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