This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 8E5E03FE or 0x8e5e03fe  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: 54 updates -KB982526, KB972270, KB975560, KB979482, KB980218, KB979099, KB974431, KB2761465, KB9804 08, KB980846, KB2719857, KB2750841, KB2732487, KB2729094, KB2729452, KB2658846, KB2719985, KB2676562, KB2604115, KB2685939, KB2621440, KB2660649 and KB981793
Error(s) found: Code 8E5E03FE 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 8E5E03FE Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError6813.log
Source: Device
Event ID: 8568
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Warning
User: User
Description:
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 3.5.8099.18193, time stamp: 0×49151911
  • Faulting module name: Windows  event.dll, version: 8.9.6797.48550
  • Exception code: 0xa08a450c
  • Fault offset: 0xa09b200e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×688
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800f0e84555077
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: d7g28e75-5842-27g5-3658-3998eae3c276
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_8e5e03fe
  • 8E5E03FE
  • WindowsUpdate_8E5E03FEe
  • 8E5E03FEe
  • 0x8E5E03FE
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Cause of 8E5E03FE Windows Update Error Code

  • Internet connectivity issue
  • Temp files location contains active malware

How to Resolve Windows Error 8E5E03FE

Step 1: Check if your network is behind Proxy:

1. In Start Searchbox type CMD
2. Click on CMD.
Office Resolve Error Proxy Check 3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)

 netsh winhttp show proxy 

Check Proxy Setting

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

If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.

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

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 “operating system” 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 8E5E03FE 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.

You can chat one-on-one with one of our Microsoft Certified Support Representative 24/7 by clicking on the Chat button.

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Last Updated: 05/01/2016
Solution ID: 735567

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    April 13th, 2016

    Posted In: Microsoft Windows

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