What is Windows Update error 0x8007025d0

0x8007025d0 is one of many Windows update errors that occurs whilst trying to install KB5001330 or KB4343909 patches. These patches have been released by Microsoft to fix previous security and printer-related issues. Whilst they are important to fix various bugs, some users are unable to install them correctly up to this point still. The abrupt error pops stating that Windows failed to install the corresponding update. Sometimes such failures may lead to system crashes reflected in BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). The presence of such an error may leave a trace of dismay on many users as they are unable to keep their PC updated. Despite this, we are happy to say that 0x8007025d0 is easy to solve using our tutorial below. Along with solution instructions, you will also understand the fundamental reasons why such errors appear across various systems.

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1. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

As our first method to open the list, we recommend you to use Windows Troubleshooter, which is an in-built utility meant to address and fix the issue leading to update errors.

  1. Open settings as we did above and navigate to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  2. On the right pane, locate Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter.
  3. Finish the process following the on-screen instructions and restart your PC.

2. Check integrity of the system files

The biggest reason for update errors normally lies in corrupted or missing files. If there is something falling out of important segments, more likely it will erupt the update errors. Below, we are going to use both SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management), which will detect and restore absent or damaged components. Here is how:

Using SFC

  1. Open Command Prompt by typing cmd into the searching box next to the Start Menu button.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  3. Once the console is opened, type the sfc /scannow command and click Enter.
  4. When the fixing process is done, restart your computer.

Using DISM

  1. Open Command Prompt as we did in the previous step.
  2. Copy and paste this command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth.
  3. Click Enter and wait until Windows ends the scanning process.
  4. Then, type down DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and click Enter afterward.
  5. Once done, restart your PC and install the update again.

3. Restart Windows components and Update service

When it comes to update errors, resetting Windows Update settings can be an option to solve the problem. It is very helpful and recommended by experts as it restarts vital services from scratch. The whole procedure involves restarting BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and Windows Update services as well as renaming some update folders (SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2). These folders contain special signatures for Windows Updates. Based on this, we will force Windows to delete corrupted elements and recreate update components from scratch. We are going to use the console to run the necessary commands. This is more advanced, but will not take too much time and knowledge to do it. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open Command Prompt by typing cmd into the searching box next to the Start Menu button.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  3. Copy-paste this list of commands one by one clicking Enter after each. (This action will disable services responsible for Windows Updates)
  4. net stop wuauserv
    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver

  5. Then, we have to rename the above-mentioned folders. Simply paste these commands by clicking Enter after each.
  6. ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

  7. Finally, all left to do is to turn the disabled services back. So apply these commands likewise we did previously.
  8. net start wuauserv
    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver

  9. Now we are all done with it. Go to the Windows Update center and try to perform the installation again.

4. Turn off/delete third-party software

There has been a number of cases when third-party software like antivirus was able to cause instability in Windows services (including updates). This can be related to anti-malware protocols that mistake and block a suspicious process running over your system. For some unfounded reasons, even Windows services may become part of this list getting restricted by anti-malware software. This is why it is worth trying to disable a third-party antivirus if you have it installed. Also, it is worth mentioning that unwanted or malicious programs can lead to the same consequences as well. If you remember installing something new recently, try to remove it and download the update again. If you are unsure how to get rid of malicious programs properly, we recommend you to download an efficient and trusted antivirus developed by Malwarebytes (use the button below).

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5. Install the necessary update in Safe Mode

If you do not know which third-party software raises a conflict with Windows Updates, you can boot up your PC in Safe Mode. This option will launch your system only with the default configuration settings, which will prevent third-party programs from interacting with Windows processes. Here is how:

  1. Open Settings via the Start menu or press Windows key + I buttons together.
  2. Navigate Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced Startup.
  3. Then, click Restart Now.
  4. Your system will restart and boot with the Windows Recovery Environment.
  5. Whilst there, choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings.
  6. Now click on Restart and choose Enable Safe mode with Networking once it reboots.
  7. Finally, being in Safe Mode, try to install the conflicting update as usual.

6. Use Media Creation Tool

In cases when nothing helps out, you can go further and use Media Creation Tool. This is an official Microsoft utility allowing users to upgrade their systems to the latest version available. Therefore, this should help you avoid errors when you try to install updates manually. Do not worry, this procedure will not delete your personal data but simply update the PC. In order to do it, follow the steps listed below:

  1. First, you have to download the utility from the Microsoft website.
  2. Then, execute the downloaded file.
  3. After agreeing with the Terms of use, there will be two options to choose from. Select Upgrade this PC now.
  4. Choose to Keep Personal Files to ensure they will be untouched.
  5. Finally, launch the process and wait until it ends.
  6. Hopefully, this method helped you combat the 0x8007025d0 error.

7. Uninstall KB5001330 or KB4343909 Updates

Some users managed to install these patches successfully, however, part of them also reported that new problems appeared after the installation. After installing these updates, some people started experiencing unexpected crashes, slowdowns, and other instabilities that distort users’ experience. If this is your case, you can delete the installed update that brought in these problems. Here is how:

  1. Press Windows Key + I and go to Update & Security.
  2. In Windows Update tab, choose View update history.
  3. Then click Uninstall updates.
  4. Control Panel will open and display all updates installed in your system.
  5. Right-click on the latest update installed (it should be KB5001330 or KB4343909) and choose Uninstall.
  6. This will delete the installed update as well as instability problems.

8. Perform a System Restore

If you started getting new problems after installing the update, you can roll back your system by selecting the date when everything worked without the errors. This can be done via restore point. Just follow the steps below to do it:

  1. Right-click on This PC and choose Properties.
  2. In the opened window, go to System Protection and click on System Restore.
  3. Then, click Next and choose the date you remember working without a problem. You can also click on Scan for affected programs, which will show what might be changed after running a restore.
  4. When done, click Next and start the System Restore.

Summary

After running all of these steps, you should finally be able to resolve the error. Reinstalling Windows from scratch is also an option, but only in case when all attempts to solve the issue end up utterly desperate. Basically, this guide can be considered a versatile manual to dealing with various issues of such sort. This is because many issues have similar reasons for their appearance. On our blog, you can also find a variety of other articles dedicated to solving different issues that are encountered by users on an everyday basis.

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