The error code 0x80070103 is technically nothing serious. It’s actually a warning message, and you shouldn’t panic. The error simply means that you may be trying to install a device driver that is already installed in your computer. It can also mean that Windows Update is trying to install a device driver that has a lower compatibility rating that the one is already on your PC — meaning that the driver on your computer is better.

How to fix error 80070103

When you’re trying to upgrade to Windows 10, but you get the error code 80070103 telling me my graphics driver isn’t compatible, and you know that you have most recent drivers installed on your computer, then do the following.

Hide the update

If the device driver is working properly, it isn’t significantly important to install the update. In this case, you can hide the update to prevent Windows Update from trying to install.

Reinstall device driver

If the device driver, game or program is having issues, you may need to install the latest device drivers manually. Head over your manufacturer’s support website to find the latest driver and details on how to install it properly.

Research your specific scenario

When you get an error like 0x80070103, you’re likely not the only person. Do a search online specifying the name of the device, game or program with the error message, and see if you can find any discussion where you may find a better solution for your specific scenario. Were you able to fix the error code 0x80070103 in your Windows PC? Let us know in the comments below. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.