Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 Cumulative Update (KB4541335) failed to install Error 0x800f0900

Windows update stuck downloading or failed to install with different errors 0x800f0922, 0x8000ffff, 0x800f0826? Here how to fix windows update problems windows 10.

Microsoft recently released a new security update KB4541335 for the latest Windows 10 version 1909. Installing KB4541335 bumps OS to Windows 10 Build 18363.752 aka November 2019 Update that focuses on non-security fixes. And most importantly addresses bug in File Explorer that caused the app to close unexpectedly when using roaming profiles between different versions of Windows 10.

Well, Windows 10 KB4541335 download and install automatically and user need restart the PC to apply the changes. But several windows users report 2020-03 Cumulative update for windows 10 version 1903 for x64 based system (KB4541335) failed to install with different errors 0x800f0922, 0x8000ffff, 0x800f0826 and more it seems that error 0x800f0900 and  0x80070005 is the most frequent one.

Many users describe the problem on Microsoft’s forum

“There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help:
2020-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems (KB4541335) – Error 0x800f0900 or 0x80070005″

And the same situation with devices running Windows 10 October 2019 Update version 1809. KB4541331 update for Windows 10 Build 17763.1131 stuck installing or Failed to install.

The symptoms are pretty much the same in all cases. KB4541335 or KB4541331 update either fails to install and pushes users back to the desktop before undoing changes, boots to a black screen or appears to be installed successfully only to be then re-offered to the same systems, asking for a machine restart to complete the process.

Why Windows 10 update KB4541335 fail to install?

There is a various reason that can cause Windows 10 cumulative update KB4541335 fails to install. But the most common ” Problem with the internet connection, misconfigurations in required components or corrupted components, Security software ( antivirus ) can cause this Windows 10 update error 0x800f0900“.

Windows 10 Update fails to install

Whatever the reason, here some solutions you may apply to fix most of windows update installation problems include Windows 10 update error 0x800f0900.

Disable your antivirus software

security software may sometimes block Windows 10 updates. Turn off your antivirus, download and install the updates and then turn it on again.

Start windows Clean boot State

Clean booting your computer may also help. If any third party software causing confliction to download & install windows updates. Here’s how to do this:

  1. Go to the search box > type msconfig
  2. Select System Configuration > go to Services tab
  3. Select Hide all Microsoft services > Disable all

Go to Startup tab > Open Task Manager > Disable all the unnecessary services running there. Restart your computer and check for updates.

Reset Windows Update

Open Command Prompt as administrator, enter the following commands and hit Enter after each one:

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • Ren C:\WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

These commands will first Stop windows update service and its related services. Then rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistribution.old ( Where windows store update files, If any files in this folder get corrupted this may cause windows updates fails to install. ) After that restart the windows update and its related services.

If you are not comfortable with a command prompt then

  • Open windows services console using services.msc
  • Stop windows update service and its related services (BITS)
  •  Go to the following location.
  • C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Now delete everything in the folder, but do not delete the folder itself.

To do so, press CTRL + A to select everything and then press Delete to remove the files.

delete buggy update files

Or rename the Software Distribution folder ( C:\Windows\) After that restart the services you previously stopped.

rename SoftwareDistribution folder

Run windows update Troubleshooter

After clear Buggy update files simply run the windows update troubleshooter to check and fix if any other problem prevents windows update to download and install.

To run the update troubleshooter.

  • Press on the Windows + I on the keyboard. It will open the Settings window.
  • Now, Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Find Windows Update and click on it and then click on Run the troubleshooter.
  • Then, Follow onscreen instructions and finish the process.

Run windows update troubleshooter

Wait few minutes and let windows update troubleshooter Diagnose and fix the problems if there any. After that Restart windows and now check for updates from settings -> update & security -> windows update and check for updates. I am sure this time windows update install successfully without any error or update download stuck.

Also you can resolve the problem manually by installing the latest Windows 10 updates.

  • Visit the Windows 10 update history webpage where you can notice the logs of all the previous Windows updates that have been released.
  • For the most recently released update, note down the KB number.
  • Now use Windows Update Catalog Website to search for the update specified by the KB number you noted down. Download the update depending on if your machine is 32-bit = x86 or 64-bit=x64.
  • (As of Today – KB4541335 (OS Builds 18362.752 and 18363.752) is the latest patch for Windows 10 1903/1909 Update, and KB4541331 (OS Build 17763.1131) is the latest patch for Windows 10 October 2018 Update).
  • Open the downloaded file in order to install the update.

That’s all after installing the updates simply restart the computer to apply the changes. Also If you are getting Windows Update stuck while upgrade process simply use the official media creation tool to upgrade windows 10 version 1909 without any error or problem.

Did these solutions help to fix “Windows 10 update error 0x800f0900“? Let us know in the comments below. Also, read

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