How To Fix Error code 0x800f081f in windows 10/11 update

The Windows 10/11 update Error code 0x800f081f typically occurs in Windows 10/11 update  operating systems and is related to issues with Windows 10/11 Update. Specifically, it indicates that a file that Windows needs to complete an update or installation is either missing or corrupted.

Some possible reasons for this windows 10 update Error code 0x800f081f include:

  • A problem with the Windows Update cache.
  • Corrupted or missing system files on your computer.
  • Conflicts with antivirus software or other security programs.
  • Insufficient disk space or other hardware issues.

Here are some solutions to Fix this windows 10/11 update Error Code 0x800f081f 

Run the Windows Update Trouble-shooter:

Windows troubleshoot

The Windows Update trouble-shooter can help diagnose and resolve issues related to Windows Update.

To run the trouble-shooter, go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update trouble-shooter.

Use the System File Checker (SFC) tool:

SFC Scan

The SFC tool can scan for, and repair corrupt or missing system files that may be causing the windows 10 update Error 0x800f081f

To run the SFC tool, Open Command Prompt as an administrator and

Type the following command: “sfc /scannow“.

Press Enter

And wait for the process to complete.

Run the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool:

The DISM tool can help repair the Windows system image and resolve issues that may be causing the Windows update Error Code 0x800f081f 

To run the DISM tool, Open Command Prompt as an administrator

Type the following command: “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth”.

Press Enter

And wait for the process to complete.

Disable third-party antivirus software:

Third-party antivirus software may interfere with the installation process and cause the windows 10/11 update Error 0x800f081f .Try disabling the antivirus software temporarily and then attempt the installation again.

Open to Windows Start menu.

Enter to Windows Security.

Click Enter tab on keyboard.

Press to Virus & threat protection on the left action bar.

Go down to Virus & threat protection settings and click Manage settings option.

Tap on to toggle button under the Real-time protection to turn off its Windows Defender Antivirus temporarily.

Press Yes to confirm the change.

To turn on back Windows Defender Antivirus, click on to the toggle button again.

If you do not turn on it the real-time protection manually, it will automatically resume upon the next computer restart.

Perform a clean boot:

A clean boot can help identify if a third-party program is interfering with the installation process.

To perform a clean boot, Go to Start menu.

Type to “msconfig” and select System Configuration >

click on the Services tab.

Select Hide all Microsoft services.

Press on Disable all.

Click on the Startup tab.

Click on Open Task Manager

Disable all startup items.

Restart the computer.

Install the Windows update or software manually:

If the above solutions do not work, try downloading and installing the windows update or software manually from the Microsoft website.

Clear the Windows Update cache:
  • This will remove any temporary files that may be causing the windows 10/11 Error 0x800f081f 
  • The steps to clear the update cache on a Windows computer are as follows: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type in “services.msc” and press Enter.
  • Scroll down to find the “Windows Update” service.
  • Right-click on the service and select “Stop” from the context menu.
  • Navigate to the following directory: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.
  • Select all the files in the Download folder and delete them.
  • Go back to the “Windows Update” service and right-click on it.
  • Select “Start” from the context menu to restart the service.
  • Restart your computer to apply the changes.

These steps will clear the update cache on your windows computer and should help resolve any issues related to Windows 10/11 Update Error code  0x800f081f. 


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