This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 800F0830-20003 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.
– Some updates were not installed. Failed: 44 updates
Error(s) found: Code 800F0830-20003 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 800F0830-20003 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   40 mins
Difficulty Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError9875.log
Source: System
Event ID: 9933
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: System Error
User: Admin
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 1.3.7953.11221, time stamp: 0×83140239
  • Faulting module name: Windows  log.dll, version: 3.0.5202.18310
  • Exception code: 0xe03g230a
  • Fault offset: 0xe01c197g
  • Faulting process ID: 0×217
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800c5g05487125
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: f7d78c14-1118-21c8-6367-9196ede3a722
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_800f0830-20003
  • 800F0830-20003
  • WindowsUpdate_800F0830-20003e
  • 800F0830-20003e
  • 0x800F0830-20003
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Cause of 800F0830-20003 Windows Update Error Code

  • System is infected with Virus/Adware
  • Junk files location is infected with active threat

How to Resolve Windows Error Code 800F0830-20003

Step 1: Temporarily Disable any installed 3rd Party Antivirus:

Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft Windows installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.

Step 2: Verify Windows Firewall Settings :

1. Press Windows Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter Firewall.cpl and Click OK.

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.

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error code 800F0830-20003 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: 24/01/2016
Solution ID: 795651

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