Windows Update error "0x80248007"

Summary

Use the troubleshooter in this article to resolve Windows Update errors "0x80248007". This problem occurs when some files in the Windows Update are missing, or when the Microsoft Software License Terms cannot be located by Windows Update. 

Resolution

If you are running Windows 8.1 Windows 8, or Windows 7, follow these steps:
  1. Use the Windows Update troubleshooter below. To start the troubleshooter, click run now.
    The Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update troubleshooter may automatically fix the problem described in this article.
    This troubleshooter fixes many problems.learn morerun now
  2. Install Windows Update again.

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If you are running Windows Vista or Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), follow these steps:
  1. Use the Windows Update troubleshooter below. To start the troubleshooter, click run now.
    The Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update troubleshooter may automatically fix the problem described in this article.
    This troubleshooter fixes many problems.learn morerun now
  2. Install Windows Update again.
If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Windows XP, follow these steps:
  1. Run the Fix it solution below.
  2. Install Windows Update again.

Did this fix the problem?

Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact us for more help, connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
If the Windows Update troubleshooter can't resolve your problem, follow these steps to resolve the problem manually:
Step 1: Stop the Windows Update service
Step 2: Delete temporary update files in the SoftwareDistribution folder
Step 3: Restart the Windows Update service
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Article ID: 958046 - Last Review: Jul 9, 2014 - Revision: 1

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