Recently I had to do a fresh installation of Windows 7 in my laptop. But after the installation, I got an error ‘Windows could not search for new updates‘ with Error Code 8007000E which prevented the Windows update for my system.
So here is how I solved this problem,
Firstly open your Internet Explorer (IE). If it is not available, download and install the latest version of IE and then restart your system.
Now download the KB3102810 update from Microsoft’s website. Then restart your system. Once your system restarts, install the downloaded update. After the installation is completed, again restart the system.
Now you need to rebuild the SoftwareDistribution folder where the windows updates are stored. This file will be located in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. Here is how you do it,
Open the Run command window (keyboard shortcut is Windows + R ) and type services.msc & click OK.
Select the windows update from the list of services. Now right click and select the stop option in the menu.
Now rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistributionOLD.
Note: This will help windows to create a new SoftwareDistribution folder to store the windows updates from scratch.
Again start the windows update service.
That’s it! The error must get resolved by now. Try checking for updates.