Troubleshooting Error 0x800f0831: Installation Failed, Windows Could Not Install the Following Updates

Error 0x800F0831 is a common problem with Windows updates. This error is usually accompanied by the message: Installation failed: Windows was unable to install the following update with error 0x800F0831.

This error can occur when trying to perform a traditional cumulative update installation or update Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10.

What causes error 0x800f0831?

In general, error 0x800f0831 is caused by Windows Store cache, Windows Update service unavailable, antivirus software, or update files corrupted.

There are several causes for this problem: read more

Resolved: Windows Update KB4579311 crashes Explorer repeatedly when trying to log in

Windows 10 users are experiencing numerous problems installing the latest KB4579311 cumulative update, and those who manage to install it are reporting various bugs, including performance issues.

Microsoft released the Windows 10 cumulative update KB4579311 on Oct. 13, 2020, and since then users have been reporting problems installing the update, crashes, performance issues, and startup problems.

Because of the different hardware and drivers that Windows 10 runs on, there will always be issues when a new cumulative update is released, but the reports seem to increase with this particular update. read more