- Aug 17, 2017
Microsoft confirmed that botched WSUS Server upgrades led to failure of the Windows 11 22H2 Patch Tuesday update delivery, though thankfully the company provided a workaround for the same. Following that, VMware confirmed that Secure Boot was leading to boot failures on vSphere VMs post-installation of Patch Tuesday. And although not totally related, many users across various online forums are reporting about driver update failures when trying to install them via the Windows Update. Such affected users say they are encountering driver update failures with the error code "0x80070103". The issue seems to be affecting Surface devices, though other reports show all sorts of drivers, from Realtek. to Intel, to Dolby, to Dell, and many more, are failing to install, all exhibiting similar symptoms. It is believed that [beware! connection not secure] this error is displayed when Windows Update tries to install a previous version or less compatible version of an already installed driver. Intel however recommends fixing the issue using Windows Update Troubleshooter.
After a couple of major issues we reported earlier regarding the latest Windows 11 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is apparently having more trouble with various driver updates failing with 0x80070103 error.