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You should update Windows frequently. But if you have upgrade problems, it can be very annoying. Now you get some tips to correct the update error 0x800f0900.
Usually, this problem occurs when you try to download/install regular cumulative updates such as KB4013429, KB4093112, KB4013429, KB4093112, etc. Internet connection problems, incorrect configurations in required components or damaged components can lead to this Windows 10 0x800f0900 update error. But don’t you worry. There are quick solutions to get rid of this problem.
Remove update files from Windows.
Windows update files are stored in the SoftwareDistribution folder. Sometimes this folder is corrupted and needs to be recreated to download and install updates from scratch.
To recreate the “SoftwareDistribution” folder, do the following:
Open the Windows Services Control Panel: To do this:
Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R to open the command box.
In the search box, type : services.msc and click OK.
(Accept the UAC warning when it appears).
In the Services Control Panel, locate the Windows Update service.
Right-click the Windows Update Service and select “Stop”.
Open Windows Explorer and navigate to : C:\Windows folder.
Find and delete the “SoftwareDistribution” folder (or rename it, for example “SoftwareDistributionOLD”).
Return to the Windows Services Control Panel, right-click the Windows Update Service and select “Start”.
Restart your computer.
After restarting, navigate to Update and Security and check for updates. *
Run troubleshooting for Windows Update
Let’s start with troubleshooting using the appropriate tool. Windows update troubleshooting is probably the most used tool of all the tools in the unified menu. This integrated tool should restart the update process and repair any stands. After that, you should be able to update Windows 10 to April Update by default.
To run Windows Update Troubleshooter troubleshooting:
Press Windows + I to open the Settings application.
Choose Update and Security.
In the left pane, choose Troubleshooting.
Expand Windows Update Troubleshooter and click “Run the troubleshooter”.
Fix Permission problem
Some bugs are related to permission problems on the C : drive and can be fixed by the following steps :
Log in to the server as “Administrator”.
Change permissions to give the Network Services user full access to drive C.
Log out of the server.
Log in again as “Administrator
Run the updates again.
This should install all future updates.
I hope these tips will help you correct the 0x800f0900 update error. If this problem persists, you can reset all update components in Windows.
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