After installing the new Anniversary update for Windows 10 that helps make the Action Center and touch screens a LOT more useful, I found that I was having a few issues updating some apps from the Windows Store. Clicking on the details for the problems returned an “0x80073cf0 error”.
Searching for the error code indicated that it could be a corruption of files related to the installer. However, there’s a quick and easy fix for it thankfully:
- Stop the Window Update service – this can be done from the Task Manager under the Services tab.
- Go to the directory C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.
- Start the Windows Update service.
- Trying installing/updating the apps you were having issues with.
This fix apparently will work under Windows 8.1 too if you haven’t made the jump yet to 10 (why?!?!). Anyway, it worked for me and any day you find a good solution like this it’s a good day indeed. 🙂