Windows Update Error [Error number: 0xC80003FE]

KB ID 0000220 Dtd 09/04/10

Problem

Windows update produces this error.

0xC80003FE

Solution

1. Click Start > Run > cmd {enter}

2. Issue the following commands,

net stop wuauserv {enter}
cd %windir%softwaredistributiondatastore {enter}
del datastore.edb {enter}
net start wuauserv {enter}

[Error number: 0xC80003FE]

Note: If is complains it cannot find datastore.edb, then at that point reboot.

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