1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
The easiest way to automatically resolve this error is to use the Windows Update Troubleshooter. This built-in utility will find common errors during the update process and fix them. This is how you can use it:
- Click on the Start button, and go to Settings.
- In the Settings menu, click on Update & Security.
- On the navigation bar towards the left, click on Troubleshoot.
- Under the Get up and running section, click on Windows Update.
- Wait for the troubleshooter to detect and fix problems, then reboot your computer.
2. Disable Antivirus Applications
It is well known that popular antivirus programs (such as Norton and McAfee) can interfere with Windows updates. For safety reasons, it is best to temporarily disable third-party antivirus software and Windows Defender when updating your computer.
Disable Third-Party Antivirus
Unfortunately, the process of disabling each antivirus software is different, but it can usually be done using the icon in the system tray. Find your antivirus software in the system tray, then right-click on it and select Disable Protection.
Disable Windows Defender
Windows Defender can also have problems during updates, so it is best to disable it. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click on Start, then go to Settings.
- In the Settings menu, click on the Update & Security option.
- Go to the navigation bar on the left, click on Windows Security.
- In the window that opens, under Protection areas, click on Virus & threat protection.
- Subsequently, click on Manage settings under the Virus & threat protection settings option.
- Switch Real-time protection to off.
After installing the update and resolving the error 0x8007001F, you can reopen your antivirus program.
3. Troubleshoot Audio Driver Issues
One of the main reasons for the error 0x8007001F is that the audio driver is damaged or has a problem. The best way to resolve this issue is to run the audio troubleshooter and then manually update the audio driver. It is always helpful to know how to find and replace other outdated drivers.
Run the Audio Troubleshooter
- Click on Start and then go to Settings.
- Select the System option.
- In the navigation bar on the left, click on Sound.
- Look for a button labeled Troubleshoot and click on it.
- Wait for the troubleshooter to finish detecting and fixing the problems.
Update the Audio Drivers
Although Windows usually automatically updates the system driver, in this particular case, the audio driver may be out of date. To manually update the driver using Device Manager, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + R to launch the Run command. In the text box, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.
- In the Device Manager window, navigate to Sound, video and game controllers and expand the menu.
- Right-click on your audio driver and click on Update driver.
- In the window that opens, click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Windows will automatically download and install the latest drivers.
4. Fix Corrupt System Files
Many times, missing or corrupted system files will cause a number of problems on your computer. One of the most common symptoms of file system corruption is Windows update problems. Fortunately, Windows has several powerful tools for scanning and repairing corrupted system files. The two most popular tools include DISM and SFC.
Use DISM to Repair System Image
DISM stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management. In short, this service can repair problems in system images. Works well with SFC.
- Go to Start menu search bar, type cmd , right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
- In Command Prompt console, type dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth and press Enter.
- Wait for the process to complete, then type dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and hit Enter.
- After the process is complete, it’s time to use SFC.
Use SFC to Repair Corrupt System Files
SFC stands for System File Checker, which is exactly what it does. Checks for missing or corrupted system files and repairs them. It is also used to diagnose many common BSOD errors.
- Go to Start menu search bar, type cmd. From the search results, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
- In the Command Prompt console, type sfc /scannow.
- Wait for the process to complete and then reboot your computer.
5. Update Windows Using the Media Creation Tool
If none of the above methods work, you can update Windows 10 manually using the Windows Media Creation Tool.
This tool is not built-in. Users need to download it from Microsoft’s official website. Go to the site and select “Create Windows 10 Installation Media.” After downloading the tool, follow the steps below to update Windows:
- Run the Media Creation Tool. You’ll need administrator privileges to do so.
- In the Windows 10 setup window, select the Upgrade this PC now option and click on Next.
- Wait for the tool to download the latest version of Windows 10.
- In the next screen, click on Change what to keep.
- Select the Keep personal files and apps option and click on Next.
- Click Install and wait patiently until the process is over.
Windows Updates Fixed
Following the above steps, users can easily fix the error 0x8007001F in Windows 10. Although Windows usually displays an error code when it cannot install the update, sometimes the update wizard gets stuck. In this case, it’s best to know how to save your update safely.