Error code 0x800f020b can be found in Windows 10 or 11 Update when updating the system, and usually occurs due to the device not being connected. If you have a printer connected via USB to your PC, and you disconnected it, then the error code 0x800f020b will appear during the update, since the necessary components for the printer will not be able to install and update.
Ways to Fix Windows 11 or 10 Update Error 0x800f020b
1. Remove USB devices
Since the error code 0x800f020b is associated with external devices, first of all, remove everything from the USB ports of the computer, turn off the computer. After turning on the computer, plug everything back in and try updating. If it didn’t work, then try to update first, and then connect everything.
2. Run troubleshooting
- Press Win + i to open options.
- Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional Troubleshooters .
- Run Windows Update.
3. Clearing the update cache
- Press Win + R and enter services.msc to open services. In Services, locate and right-click Windows Update, then select Stop.
- Next, follow the path C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStoreand delete all content in this folder.
- Next, start the Windows Update service back and check if the error 0x800f020b is resolved.
4. Utility WU
Download a special utility from Microsoft in the ” Fixing Errors in Windows Update ” section, and then run the troubleshooting procedure.
5. Install KB manually
Microsoft has a directory where you can download and install the update patch separately. This can help you bypass error code 0x800f020b. See our complete guide to manually installing updates.
6. Launching Media Creation Tool
Go to Microsoft’s official website and click ” Download Tool Now ” to download the Media Creation Tool. Start and select ” Update this PC now “.