If you receive a Windows Update error and cannot find the information you need to solve the problem, you can search Windows Help and Support for topics about the error code. For a list of the most common error codes, see the table below. Click any error code for help with that specific Windows Update error.

If your error code is not in the list, you can go to the Microsoft Update Solution Center website, which provides information about other types of errors, as well as additional resources for problems about downloading, installing, or scanning for updates. You can also find help on the Microsoft Answers website.