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.
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”.