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Windows 7 – Windows Update error 8007000D

The following fixed this for me

8007000D – Error_invalid_data. Corruption in the SoftwareDistribution folder. Please rename %windir%/Softwaredistribution folder.

To rename the Windows Update temporary SoftwareDistribution directory follow these steps:

1. Start an administrative command prompt.
2. Run the following commands hitting enter after each line:

  • Net stop wuauserv
  • cd %systemroot%
  • Ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • Net start wuauserv

3. Reboot
4. Try to install updates again

September 26th, 2014 by robconvery

First problem with XP SP3

After hearing all the disaster reports about installing SP3 I decided to take the dive and installed it on my works ‘Intel’ laptop. It all seemed to go on fine. Could not really say if its much quicker. Maybe boots up a bit quicker but didn’t do any timed tests. As it all worked fine I then installed it on my works desktop (again Intel) no problems again…

…then only a new little server I was building for a friend. Fresh install…got to SP3 – installed fine. It found some updates…but they would not install. No updates would install via Windows Update.

After a bit of googling it appears that the SP3 install did something to one of the Windows Installer DLL. To fix it I needed to run the following

  • regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\wups2.dll

After than all updates installed fine. Annoying but not too hard to fix (well only because someone else got there first.

Thanks to lstep for his solution from the MS forums.

May 22nd, 2008 by robconvery