Sunday, June 30, 2013

How to Fix the Windows Update Error 0x80073712

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/windows-update-error-0x80073712
"If you receive Windows Update error 0x80073712 or 80073712, it means that a file needed by Windows Update is damaged or missing. Windows has troubleshooting tools that can help you address this problem. Follow the steps below to use these tools..."
Basically you run the "DISM" tool which is an obscure command line app of Windows at least in Windows 8. If you have a 64 bit installation you need to follow the directions to start up a 64 bit CMD instance in Administrator Mode. 

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