Windows Update Error 0x3000D


0x3000D error keeps on happening while installing important updates. If you’re experiencing this error while using Windows Update, follow the steps given below:

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

Estimated Download Time: 10 Seconds

Fix Issues In Registry Causing 0x3000D

Make changes to your computer’s Registry settings in the following manner:

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Open Run.
  3. Type regedit.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the left pane, navigate to the following entry:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | WindowsUpdate | OSUpgrade
  6. If you cannot find the OSUpgrade key then create it.
  7. Right click anywhere in the right panel, and select New | DWORD (32-bit).
  8. Name it as Allow Upgrade.
  9. Double click on it and change it’s value to 1.
  10. Close the RegEdit.
  11. Re-run the updates or Media Creation Tool.

Change Computer Name

Sometimes simply changing the computer name fixes the 0x3000D error. Use the System Properties dialog box as shown below:

  1. Log in to your computer using administrator account.
  2. Right-click on Computer icon.
  3. Select Properties.
  4. Click Advanced system settings.
  5. Click the Computer Name tab.
  6. Click Change.
  7. Specify a new name for your computer, click OK | OK.
  8. Restart your computer for the changes to take effects.

Perform Update Troubleshooter

Your computer may have failed to install necessary Windows updates. Try attempting to fix any issues that might have failed driver download-installation.

  1. Type Troubleshooting in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
  2. Open the tool from the Search Results.
  3. Click System and Security | Windows Update.
  4. Click Advanced, and then Run as administrator.
  5. Click Next after the wizard closes and relaunches with administrative privileges.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Change Proxy Configurations

Go to the Internet Properties dialog box and correctly configure your computer’s proxy settings.

  1. Type inetcpl.cpl in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
  2. Open it from the Search Results.
  3. Click the Connections tab.
  4. Click LAN Settings.
  5. Eliminate the feature called Automatically detect settings.
  6. Click OK | OK.

Disable Universal Bus Controllers

If you have any unused universal bus controllers, disable them.

  1. Press Windows Key + X and select Device Manager.
  2. Expand the top node, and then Universal Bus Controllers.
  3. Disable your card reader and any other USB devices you do not use. To disable an item, right-click it and choose the Disable option from the context menu.

Unplug USB Peripherals

If you have external USB peripherals connected to your computer, disconnect them and restart your computer. USB peripherals include several devices such as game controllers, external hard disks, printers, and so on.


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