Recently one of my colleague send me an email regarding the Windows Update error. Here is what he said:
I have got some Windows Update error and due to which I am unable to update the computer. Actually I am trying to run the latest updates for McAfee but troubled with error provided by Windows Defender. The error is that “Installer encountered an error – 0xc8000247”. I am trying to update via standalone procedure. Here is the snapshot of the issue. Please provide me any immediate fix.
Without wasting your time any more here is the immediate fix that you can do:
FIX : 0xc8000247 – Windows Update Standalone Installer Encountered Error
1. Open administrative Command Prompt.
2. Now type the following command and hit Enter:
net stop wuauserv
3. Now navigate to following location in Windows Explorer:
Find the folder Download here and delete all files inside it.
4. Now again follow the first step and this time provide following command:
net start wuauserv
Now reboot the machine and re-try to install the updates, it should work fine.