Fix: Windows Update Error Code 0x800f080a on Windows 10/11

While updating your Windows 10/11, you might encounter the error code 0x800f080a once in your life. This will not prevent Windows Update from installing completely but will cause the specified KB version.

If you are having trouble installing the latest update or some KB version on your system due to the same error, then follow this article to get the solution.

Here we have listed some solutions to help you install the latest update released by Microsoft on your device without any issues. Then let’s have a look. 

Causes of the Update Error Code 0x800f080a

There can be numerous causes for the same error, such like Corrupted system files, issues with Windows Update Service, misbehaving software and more. But here you will get a few solutions to overcome all these issues. 

Fix 1: Repair System Files

If any system files are missing or not working properly, you will face the error code 0x800f080a. Here you need to check and repair the system files and reinstall the update. To do so, 

  • Open the Command Prompt window by clicking “cmd” in the search box and launch with admin access.
  • Then type the following command and click the OK button, 
sfc/ scannow

sfc /scannow

  • Once done, you can type these commands as well, 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Finally, restart the system and see the error resolved for you. 

Fix 2: Run Update Troubleshooter

Sometimes running the Windows built-in Update troubleshooter will allow you to resolve the same error. To do so, 

  • Go to Settings-> Update & Security->Troubleshoot-> Additional troubleshooter
Windows update troubleshooter
  • Then select the Windows Update and click on the Run the troubleshooter button. 

Fix 3: Reset Windows Update Service

If there is any issue with your Windows Update service, you will encounter Error Code 0x800f080a. In this case, you should need to reset the Windows Update service and install the problematic KB version. To do so, 

  • Press Windows + R to launch the Run dialog box, type services.msc and press OK
  • On the new screen, find and right-click on Windows Update and choose the Properties
  • Now select Startup type as Automatic and Service Status as Running, and save the changes. 
  • Once done, reinstall the problematic update and see if the issue persists. 

Fix 4: Reset Windows Update Components

If the above fix does not help you, then you should reset Windows Update components. To do so, 

  • Open the Command Prompt window by clicking “cmd” in the search box and launch with admin access.
  • Then type the following commands in the black screen and click on Enter key,

net stop bits

net stop wuauserv

net stop appidsvc

net stop cryptsvc

Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftNetworkDownloader*.*”

rmdir %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution /S /Q

rmdir %systemroot%system32catroot2 /S /Q

regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll

regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll

regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll

netsh winsock reset

netsh winsock reset proxy

net start bits

net start wuauserv

net start appidsvc

net start cryptsvc

  • Finally, restart the system and see the error eliminated from your system. 

Fix 5: Remove External Components

If none of the above solutions helps you, then you should unplug all external components connected to your device and try again to install the latest update. You can unplug the printer, external hard drive, USB drive, etc.

These are the top solutions you can apply to resolve Windows Update Error Code 0x800f080a on Windows 10/11. If the problem persists, you should check your internet connection, close all apps running in the background and reinstall the problematic update.