This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 0x8004100E if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Installation was not successful. 0x8004100E
– Upgrade of Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 1511 terminates with error code 8004100E
– Some updated were not installed. Failed: 87 updates
Error(s) found: Code 0x8004100E Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 0x8004100E Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError6786.log
Source: Device-manager
Event ID: 3617
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Critical Error
User: System
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 3.8.4805.11938, time stamp: 0×67453568
  • Faulting module name: Windows  update.dll, version: 5.2.3184.21145
  • Exception code: 0xa07g469g
  • Fault offset: 0xe08g843e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×659
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800a7c92812878
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: c3e68g56-7469-62b5-4347-1949gfe7a268
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_0x8004100e
  • 0x8004100E
  • WindowsUpdate_0x8004100Ee
  • 0x8004100Ee
  • 0x8004100E
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Cause of 0x8004100E Windows Update Error Code

  • Port Blocked
  • Temporary store location is infected with active malware

How to Resolve Windows Error 0x8004100E

Step 1: Check Windows Firewall Settings

1. In Start Search box type “Firewall.cpl” (without quotes)
Open Windows Firewall2. Click on Windows Firewall.
3. Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
Turn Windows Firewall on or off4. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)
5. Do the same for Public Network Setting.
Disable Windows Firewall6. Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

Step 2: Check System Integrity

1. In Start Searchbox type Cmd
2. Click on CMD
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “os” integrity it will automatically fix it.

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator

 You can contact our 24×7 customer Live Technician for any help during the whole process. 

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error code 0x8004100E should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 28/01/2016
Solution ID: 693548

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