How to fix Windows 11/10 update error 0x800700c1

Error code 0x800700c1 is associated with a major Windows 11/10 feature update due to network issues, a corrupted update catalog, disabled services, or a third-party antivirus.

In this guide, we will look at ways to resolve the feature update error in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

1. Running WU Troubleshooting

First of all, run the Windows Update troubleshooter on Windows 11/10 to automatically fix error code 0x800700c1.

2. Resetting the update catalog cache

To fix feature update error in Windows 11/10 Update, run Command Prompt as Administrator and enter below commands which will restore default update cache folders:

  • net stop bits
  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop appidsvc
  • net stop cryptsvc
  • Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\*.*”
  • rmdir %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution /S /Q
  • rmdir %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 /S /Q
  • exe /s atl.dll
  • exe /s urlmon.dll
  • exe /s mshtml.dll
  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh winsock reset proxy
  • net start bits
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start appidsvc
  • net start cryptsvc

3. System integrity check

Damaged system files and registry keys may be the cause of Windows 11/10 update error 0x800700c1 and to restore system integrity, run Command Prompt as an administrator and enter the commands below in order:

  • sfc /scannow
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

4. Install the update manually

Microsoft has a special catalog website with separate update patches, which can help you download the update separately and bypass error code 0x800700c1 in Windows.

  • Go to the Microsoft Update Catalog
  • Write the KB patch number and download it

5. Disable third-party antivirus

If you are using a third-party antivirus like Kaspersky, then disable it for a while or uninstall it completely , then reboot and check if the Windows 11/10 update error 0x800700c1 is resolved.

6. Update via Media Creation Tool or ISO

Since error 0x800700c1 is associated with a major feature update of Windows 11/10, this version has already been changed in the ISO image and the Media Creation Too assistant, through which you can update.

Option 1:

  • Go to the Microsoftwebsite and download Media Creation Too
  • After launching Media Creation Too, select Upgrade this PC now
  • Select next with saving files. This will save allinstalled programs

Option 2:

  • Download an ISO image of Windows 11 or 10 from the official Microsoft website
  • Create a virtual drive from an ISO image
  • Open the ISO drive and run exe

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