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).
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”.