How to fix error 0x800f0922 in Windows 10 and 11

Error code 0x800f0922 in Windows 10 and 11 indicates that there’s a problem updating or upgrading your Windows system. There is no single reason for this — the error message may indicate corrupt installation files, inaccessible Windows servers, insufficient disk space or malware. Possible solutions include the update troubleshooter, a reboot, the System File Checker or the SFC and DISM tools.

Windows error messages can give you a fright because it’s usually not clear what’s behind codes like error 0x80073712 or error 0x8024200d. The same goes for Windows error 0x800f0922. This usually occurs during a Windows upgrade or the installation of updates. Windows often only shows the message “Unknown error with Windows update”. There is no one cause for this. Reasons why the Windows update stalls could be corrupt installation files, insufficient disk space or problems with Windows servers. Malware is also a possible cause. Fortunately, there are some efficient ways to fix error 0x800f0922 in Windows 10 and 11.

Solutions to the 0x800f0922 update error

Before you proceed to the recommended solution methods to fix error 0x800f0922, first try the following standard solutions to Windows problems:

  • Restart your computer: Restart your computer, run the update again and check if it works this time.
  • Update troubleshooting: Go to “Settings” > “Update and Security” and select “Troubleshooting” on the left. Then follow the Windows Assistant instructions. You can also go to “Additional troubleshooting” and select “Windows update”.

If this doesn’t work, try the following methods to fix error 0x800f0922:

Solution 1: SFC and DISM Windows repair tools

DISM and SFC are command line tools that can, in the best-case scenario, be used to repair Windows. SFC stands for “System File Checker”, DISM for “Deployment Image Servicing and Management”. The SFC and DISM repair tools perform a system file check and can restore corrupt files. Here’s how to use them:

Step 1: Open the command prompt with administrator rights by pressing [Windows] + [R], typing “cmd” and then pressing [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Enter].

Step 2: Now type the CMD commandsfc/scannow” and press [Enter].

Step 3: Next, type the following commands and press [Enter] after each command: “DISM.exe/Online/Cleanup-image/Scanhealth and DISM.exe/Online/Cleanup-image/Restorehealth”.

Step 4: Close the command prompt and reboot your computer.

Step 5: Check if the error still occurs during the update.

Solution 2: Reset update components

As this is an update error, it may help to reset the BITS, Windows Update Services, MSI Installer and Cryptographic Windows update components. Open the command prompt again as an administrator with [Windows] + [R], typing “cmd”, and [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Enter] and proceed as follows:

Step 1: Disable the update components by entering the following commands one after the other and pressing [Enter] after each command:

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • ren C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:\\Windows\\System32\\catroot2 Catroot2.old

Step 2: Now re-enable the Windows update components by entering the following commands and pressing [Enter] after each command:

  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

Step 3: Exit the command prompt and reboot your computer.

Solution 3: Enable .NET Framework

If the update still isn’t working, the reason could be a disabled .NET Framework. Enable it as follows:

Step 1: In the Windows search bar, type “Windows features” and click on the “Enable or disable Windows features” search result.

Step 2: The menu for “Windows Features” will now open. If they are not already enabled, place a check mark in front of the lines for .NET Framework (e.g., .NET Framework 3.5 and .NET Framework 4.8 Advanced Services). Confirm the entry with “OK”.

Solution 4: Antivirus scan or reset

If the error still appears after trying these solution methods, scan your system with an antivirus scanner to detect and remove malware. If possible, use a reputable antivirus program for this purpose. Ideally, you should also scan your system with the anti-malware software Malwarebytes. If you discover malware that cannot be removed with an antivirus program or if the update error is irreparable, in rare cases you will have to reset Windows 10 or reset Windows 11. If you are not sure which version of Windows you are using, have your computer show the Windows version beforehand.

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