How to Fix Windows 11 Update Error Code 0x800f0989

Error code 0x800f0989 in Windows Update can appear due to service status failure, corruption of system files or WU components. If you get error code 0x800f0989 when installing updates in Windows 11, then we will figure out how to fix this problem.

Windows 11 Update Error Code 0x800f0989

Fix Windows 11 Update Error Code 0x800f0989

1. Run WU Troubleshooter

Download the dedicated update troubleshooter from Microsoft. Go to the site section, expand the column “Fixing errors in Windows Update”, and then download. Run all three items in order.

2. Checking update services

Press Win + R and enter services.msc to open services. In Services, find the following services and check if they are running. If not, then put them into operation. Also, if they work, then I recommend “Stop” and “Start” again.

  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
  • Windows Update
  • Work station

Next, check the startup type of the services, as indicated below, and then restart your computer:

  • Windows Update -> Manual
  • Windows Update Medic Service -> Manual
  • Cryptographic Services -> Automatic
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) -> Manual
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher -> Automatic
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper -> Automatic
  • Windows Installer -> Manual

3. Checking system files

If the system files are damaged, there may be problems with updates and the appearance of error code 0x800f0989 in Windows 11. To fix, start a command prompt as administrator and enter below two commands in order:

sfc /scannow
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

4. Reset WU components

Run Command Prompt as administrator and type the below commands, pressing Enter after each one.

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
Del “% ALLUSERSPROFILE% \\ Application Data \\ Microsoft \\ Network \\ Downloader \\ qmgr * .dat”
Ren% systemroot% \\ SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.mwp
Ren% systemroot% \\ system32 \\ catroot2 catroot2.mwp
cd / d% windir% \\ system32
regsvr32.exe atl.dll
regsvr32.exe urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll
regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll
regsvr32.exe browseui.dll
regsvr32.exe jscript.dll
regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll
regsvr32.exe scrrun.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml6.dll
regsvr32.exe actxprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe softpub.dll
regsvr32.exe wintrust.dll
regsvr32.exe dssenh.dll
regsvr32.exe rsaenh.dll
regsvr32.exe gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll
regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll
regsvr32.exe ole32.dll
regsvr32.exe shell32.dll
regsvr32.exe initpki.dll
regsvr32.exe wuapi.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll
regsvr32.exe wups.dll
regsvr32.exe wups2.dll
regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgr.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgrprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltux.dll
regsvr32.exe muweb.dll
regsvr32.exe wuwebv.dll
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

5. Installing KB manually

If the error 0x800f0989 appears when installing a specific KB .. patch, it can be downloaded from the Microsoft catalogue and installed manually.

  • Go to the Microsoft directory
  • Type the KB patch number into the search box
  • Download and install this patch

6. Update with MCT

Go to Microsoft’s website and click “Download Tool Now” to download the Media Creation Tool (MCT). When launching the utility, select “Update this PC now”.

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