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Windows Update Error Code Descriptions

The Windows Update error code description / meaning should be useful to you and IT professionals for troubleshooting. Although there is no much detail other than a short error description, it is still way better than looking at a clueless error code, like this infamous 80072EFD.

I stumbled upon this list of 22 Windows Update error code with description from Microsoft support article KB-836941, which outline many possible causes of Windows Update error and the corresponding solutions.

0x80070008 – ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY
0x800705B4 – Error_Timeout
0x8007000E – E_OUTOFMEMORY
0x80072EE2 – ERROR_INTERNET_TIMEOUT
0x80072EFD – ERROR_INTERNET_CANNOT_CONNECT
0x80072EE7 – ERROR_INTERNET_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED
0x80072EEF – ERROR_INTERNET_LOGIN_FAILURE
0x80072EFE – ERROR_INTERNET_CONNECTION_ABORTED
0x8024400E – SUS_E_PT_SOAP_SERVER
0x80072F76 – ERROR_WINHTTP_HEADER_NOT_FOUND
0x80244016 – SUS_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_BAD_REQUEST
0x80072F78 – ERROR_WINHTTP_INVALID_SERVER_RESPONSE
0x80244022 – SUS_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_SERVICE_UNAVAIL
0x80090305 – SEC_E_SECPKG_NOT_FOUND
0x8024402F – WU_E_PT_ECP_SUCCEEDED_WITH_ERRORS
0x8009033F – SEC_E_Shutdown_IN_Progress
0xC80003FA – hrReadVerifyFailure
0x80244008 – SUS_E_PT_SOAPCLIENT_PARSEFAULT
0xC800042D – HrVersionStoreOutOfMemory
0x8024400A – SUS_E_PT_SOAPCLIENT_PARSE
0x80071A90 – ERROR_TRANSACTIONAL_CONFLICT
0x8024400D – SUS_E_PT_SOAP_CLIENT

And for software developers who are using WinHTTP API might be interested on this list of WinHTTP error message.

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