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How to fix error code 0x8007139f on Windows 10/11

If you are a Windows 10 or Windows 11 user, you may have seen error code 0x8007139f. You can now see this error code for Windows Update, a Mail app, a Microsoft account, and Windows Defender when activating Windows, playing Xbox games, or using a PIN. Let’s consider each situation and find a solution in the following article!

Windows Update error 0x8007139f

You may receive Windows Update error code 0x8007139f while trying to install updates on your device. This post provides the most suitable solutions to successfully solve this problem. You may experience this error for one or more of the following known causes:

  • Corrupt system files
  • Windows Update is malfunctioning
  • Interference from third-party security software

If you are facing the 0x8007139f version of this Windows Update error, you can try the suggested solutions in the order shown below to resolve the issue.

1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

As with most Windows update errors you may encounter on your Windows 10/11 device, you should first run the available Windows Update Troubleshooter tool and see if that helps resolve the 0x8007139f problem with Windows Update or not.

2. Run DISM scan

Vì đây có thể là trường hợp file hệ thống bị hỏng, nên bạn hãy sử dụng công cụ DISM, có nguồn gốc từ hệ điều hành Windows, để sửa các file gặp sự cố. Hãy thử giải pháp tiếp theo nếu cách này không hiệu quả với bạn.

3. Disable/Uninstall third-party security software (if applicable)

Firewalls and anti-virus software are important for system safety, but sometimes these programs can interfere with the normal operation of a Windows PC.

This solution requires that you turn off your AV software and try running Windows Update again. If the error persists, you can remove third-party antivirus programs from your PC by using a dedicated removal tool, which will remove all files associated with your antivirus.

If removing the antivirus software fixes the problem, you can now reinstall the antivirus software, switch to an alternate AV software, or better yet, use the original Windows AV program, Windows Defender.

4. Reset the Windows Update component

In this solution, you can use the Reset Windows Update Agent Tool and see if it helps. You can reset the Windows Update Client using a PowerShell script. Besides these two automatic tools, if you want, you can manually reset each Windows Update component to its default.

5. Install updates manually

This solution requires you to download it manually from the Microsoft Update catalog; otherwise, the update fails to install and thus causes the mentioned error. Then install the update on your Windows 10/11 PC.

Additionally, Windows updates can be installed through a number of other methods, such as using the Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool. For major updates, like feature updates, you can update them manually using the two mentioned tools.

Error code 0x8007139f in the Windows Mail app

This section will help you fix the Windows Mail application error code 0x8007139f.

1. Check the Mail and Calendar apps’ privacy settings

Check the Mail and Calendar apps' privacy settings
Check the Mail and Calendar apps’ privacy settings

This solution requires you to check your Mail app permissions. Here’s how to do it:

  • To open Settings, press the Windows key + I.
  • Click Privacy.
  • Go to the left panel and click the Email button.
  • On the right pane, enable the Allow apps to access your email button.
  • Still in the right pane, under Choose which apps can access your email, turn on the Mail and Calendar buttons.
  • You may also need to turn on the People button.
  • Close Settings app.

Now, try to add an email account and see if the Mail app error code 0x8007139f reappears. If so, try the next solution.

2. Reset Mail app

This solution requires you to reset the Mail app and see if that helps.

3. Uninstall and reinstall the Mail app

This solution requires you to uninstall the Mail app and then reinstall it, set up the app, and finally add an email account. Do the following:

  • To access the Power User menu, press Windows key + X.
  • Press A on your keyboard to launch PowerShell with administrator rights.
  • In the PowerShell console, copy and paste the command below, and then press Enter to uninstall the Mail app.
Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online

After the command executes successfully, you can reinstall the Mail and Calendar apps from the Microsoft Store. Finally, set up and add your email account.

However, if the problem persists, try the next solution.

4. Sign in to Windows with a local account

This is more of a temporary workaround than a solution; it requires you to sign in to your Windows PC with a local account instead of a Microsoft account.

  • Learn about error code 0xc000000e and how to fix it

Microsoft account error code 0x8007139f

Microsoft account error code 0x8007139f 
Microsoft account error code 0x8007139f 

To fix this error code with a Microsoft account on a Windows PC:

1. Sign out of your Windows account.

2. Sign in with a local account.

3. Sign in again with your Microsoft account to your PC.

This will fix the problem.

Windows Defender Error Code 0x8007139f

To fix error code 0x8007139f in Windows Defender, follow these suggestions:

1. Restart Windows Defender Services.

2. Reset Windows Defender to its default settings.

3. Run the System File Checker tool.

4. Run DISM to repair the system image.

To check Windows Defender Services, open Windows Services Manager and find the following 4 services:

  • Windows Defender Antivirus Service
  • Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service
  • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service
  • Windows Defender Firewall

You can stop and start them or just use the Restart option, available in the right-click context menu.

Windows activation error code 0x8007139f

To fix Windows activation error code 0x8007139f:

  • Run the Windows Activation Troubleshooter and see if it helps you.
  • Advanced users can see more ways to troubleshoot the Windows activation status.

Good luck with your troubleshooting!

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