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How to avoid Windows Update error 0x800f0905

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How to avoid Windows Update error 0x800f0905


Why do I get error 0x800f0905 when updating Windows

If you have come this far, it is because you have encountered error 0x800f0905 when you have tried to install the latest Windows updates. It is an error that can appear at any given time and that will undoubtedly generate problems since you will not be able to have the latest version available. But why does this happen?

Normally, this appears when there is a file or even several files that are corrupt in the system. It may be the file in charge of updating or any other that is part of the system and is generating conflict. This will prevent it from running normally and therefore the computer from being able to update.

It can also happen that there is a bad configuration in the system or that an update has been cut off. If the latter happens, the process will not be able to continue and we will have to restart it so that it can finish normally.

Another issue that must be mentioned is that the error may be caused by the limitations of our system. If we have a computer with limited hardware, which does not have a large capacity, it could affect us when downloading large files and executing them normally. This would lead to such a problem that we need to fix.

How to fix fault 0x800f0905

Therefore, after explaining why the error 0x800f0905 appears, we are going to talk about what we should do to solve it. The objective is none other than to be able to update Windows correctly and that it can work with the latest versions installed. We are going to see different steps that we must take since there is no single solution, but depending on the error we may need to make some changes or follow some steps.

Run the troubleshooter

The first thing we can do is run the Windows Updater troubleshooter. This can help solve certain errors that appear, such as error 0x800f0905. In this way, we can check if the process is done correctly or not.

To do this we have to go to Start, we go to Settings, we go to Update and security, Troubleshooter and we run it. We must continue the process to analyze if there is any type of problem and solve it.

Check for corrupted files

Is there some kind of corrupted file on the system? We have seen that it is one of the main reasons why error 0x800f0905 can appear. If so, it would be necessary to correct any files that are damaged and thus be able to continue with the installation process correctly.

In this case, we have to go to Start, look for Command Prompt and run it with administrator permissions. You must run the SFC / scannow command to scan and repair possible attachments. The process can take a few minutes and will tell us if there is something wrong.

Start the Windows update process again

Another cause for the error 0x800f0905 to appear when updating Windows is that our device has had an error to manage the installation or download. This usually happens if we have limited resources and the process did not complete successfully.

Therefore, this time what we are simply going to do is start the update process again. Ideally, update your computer and go back to Start, Settings, Update and Security and run it again. It is possible that in this way, in case it is a problem like the one we have described, it ends normally.

Improve internet connection

But one of the reasons for this limitation of resources that we mentioned is that we have a bad Internet connection. Maybe we are connected wirelessly and we are too far from the router. That could cause problems to have a good speed to download files and install them later.

What we are going to do is try to improve the Internet connection. What can we do? We could use Wi-Fi amplifiers, Mesh, or PLC systems which improve coverage. In addition, whenever possible we can connect by cable and thus improve speed and stability when we go to update Windows.

Restore the system to a previous point

Sometimes problems with corrupted files, misconfiguration, or the installation process itself are not completely solved. This will force us to restore the system to a previous point where everything was working correctly. It is an option that comes integrated with the Windows system and that we can use when we run into errors such as error 0x800f0905 that prevents us from updating the system.

We have to go to Start, we write System Restore, we run it and it will show us a recommended restore point, although we can also choose any other that has been created. We just have to mark the one that interests us and continue the process. Once finished, our equipment will be as it was at a given time, with the corresponding configuration.

Download updates manually

If all of the above has had no effect, we can always download and install updates manually. This process can help avoid complications related to poor connection and outages, system file errors, etc.

In this case, we have to go to the Windows updates page, in addition to previously knowing the code that corresponds to that update. Once on that website, we have to search the code and download the update.

In short, if the error 0x800f0905 appears when trying to update Windows, these are some of the solutions that can help us. We have seen how it can affect us, but we also have different options to solve it.