How to Fix Windows 11 or 10 Update Error 0x800f0990?

When installing the next update in Windows 10 and Windows 11, the user may encounter the error code 0x800f0990. There is no explanation for the error code, but the error sounds like this: There were problems installing some updates, but another attempt will be made later. If you continue to see this message and want to search the Internet for more information or contact support, the following information may help you: (0x800f0990).

Update Error 0x800f0990 windows

Fix Windows 11/10 Update Error 0x800f0990

1. Run troubleshooting

Microsoft has a particular utility that can fix various bugs with updates called Windows troubleshooter from Microsoft. Run the utility and select “Windows Update”. If this does not resolve error 0x800f0990, then ” Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)”.

2. Checking system files

Run Command Prompt as Administrator and enter the following commands to fix corrupted system files, if any.

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

3. Resetting the Update Center components

To fix error 0x800f0990 in Windows Update, open Command Prompt as Administrator and type the below commands, pressing Enter after each one. With these commands, we will stop some services so that they do not interfere, and then we will rename the update folders and register the necessary DLL libraries if their registration has failed.

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

4. Restarting the BITS service

Restarting the BITS service may resolve the update error 0x800f0990. For this:

  • Press Win + R and enter services.msc to open services.
  • Locate the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service and double-click it.
  • Click on “Stop” in the properties, then “Start”.

5. Install update manually

Microsoft has an updated directory where you can manually download a specific KB… patch and install it to work around the 0x800f0990 error in the update centre.

6. Via Media Creation Tool

Go to Microsoft’s official website and click “Download Tool Now” to download the Media Creation Tool. Run the utility and select “Update this PC now”.

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