How To Fix Error 0x80073CF3 On Xbox Series X

The error code 0x80073CF3 on your Xbox Series X usually occurs when you are trying  to download and install the game from the Microsoft Store or Game Pass. This means that there is already an existing version of the game in your device.

The Xbox Series X is one of the best next generation gaming consoles that is available in the market today. It was first released by Microsoft late last year and has become an instant hit on consumers.

Some of the best features of this gaming console include a faster loading time, backwards compatibility to hundreds of gaming titles, and the ability to provide a true 4K gaming experience at up to 120 FPS.

What to do when you get the error code 0x80073CF3 on your Xbox Series X

You might encounter this error code when trying to download and install a game on your Xbox. You will usually get the message “Wait a few minutes and try that again. The update failed.”

This issue usually means that you already have an existing copy of the game installed. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.

Make sure to restart the Xbox Series X before proceeding with the solutions.

Solution 1: Uninstall then reinstall the game

One of the best ways to fix this issue is to uninstall the game then reinstall it again.

Time needed: 3 minutes.

To uninstall the game

  1. Press the Xbox button.

    You can find this on your controller.Fix Error 0x80073CF3  On Xbox Series X

  2. Select My games & apps.

    This will open the games and apps list menu.What to do when you get the error code 0x80073CF3 on your Xbox Series X

  3. Select See all.

    This will show all of your games and apps.Select See all

  4. Select  Games .

    This shows you all the games installed on your Xbox.Select Games

  5. Highlight the game .

    This is the title that you are having an issue with.Highlight the game

  6. Select the Menu button.

    This can be found on your Xbox controller.Select the Menu button

  7. Select Uninstall.

    This will uninstall the game.Select Uninstall

  8. Select Uninstall all.

    This will remove the game and any add-on from the console.Select Uninstall all

Once the game has been uninstalled you can proceed with installing it again from the disc, Microsoft Store, or Game Pass.

Solution 2: Wait a few minutes

There’s a possibility that the problem is caused by a temporary system glitch that will fix itself. You should try waiting a few minutes then check if the issue still occurs.

Having the error code 0x80073CF3 on Xbox Series X can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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