Fix 1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
To repair the Windows update error 0xe0000002, you can try running the built-in Windows Update troubleshooter to detect and fix common problems with Windows updates. Here is how to do it:
Step 1. Press Win + I to open Settings. Then click Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.
Step 2. In the next window, click Windows Update and select Run the troubleshooter.
Step 3. Then follow the on-screen instructions and wait for the troubleshooter to scan and fix any issues it finds. Once done, restart your device and check if the error is fixed.
Fix 2. Rename the SoftwareDistribution Folder
Sometimes, the Windows update error 0xe0000002 occurs due to the failed system update process and corrupted or missing Windows Update installation files. You can try to delete or rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to fix this issue. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box. Then type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 2. Then run the following commands and press Enter after each one.
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
Ren %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren %systemroot%System32catroot2 catroot2.old
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc
Fix 3. Run SFC
To get rid of the error code 0xe0000002, you can run SFC (System File Checker) and DISM to repair corrupted system files. Follow the detailed steps below.
Step 1. Run Command Prompt as administrator. Then type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
Step 2. Once the process is completed, reboot your PC. If the issue still exists, run Command Prompt as administrator again.
Step 3. Then run the following commands and press Enter after each.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Step 4. Once done, restart your PC and check for the updates.
In addition, you can also use MiniTool Partition Wizard to check file system errors and bad sectors. Download, install, and launch MiniTool Partition Wizard. Then right-click the partition to be checked, and select Check File System or Surface Test. You can refer to this guide.
Fix 4. Manually Download and Install the Update
If none of the above solutions work, you can try manually downloading and installing the updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. You can go to the official website and search for the update number that you are trying to install.
Find the update that matches your system architecture (for example, x64) and click on Download. Then click the link, save the file to your PC, double-click the file, and follow the instructions to install the update. Once done, restart your computer and check if the issue is repaired.
In addition to the above methods, you can try performing a clean boot to fix the error code 0xe0000002.
Now, this post comes to an end. I hope that this post can help you fix the Windows update error 0xe0000002 successfully. Do you have any suggestions or nice methods to fix this issue? You can feel free to share them with us in the following comment part.