If you receive error code 0x800f0905 on Windows Update, then it is due to corrupted system files or update components. This tutorial details how to fix error 0x800f0905 when updating Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Ways to Fix Windows 11 or 10 Update Error 0x800f0905
1. Troubleshooting WU
For Windows 11 : Go to Settings > System > Troubleshoot > Other Troubleshooters > Run Windows Update.
For Windows 10 : Open Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Advanced Troubleshooters and run Windows Update.
WU Utility: Download a dedicated utility from Microsoft in the ” Fixing Errors in Windows Update ” section. Run it and complete all three steps in order, restarting the utility each time.
2. Update WU and WINSOCK services
Let’s reset the catalogues with updated files by default, which will exclude the possibility of corrupted files in this directory. In addition, we will solve network problems by resetting WINSOCK.
Start a command line as administrator and enter the below commands by order, pressing Enter after each. After finishing the whole process, restart your PC and update to see if the error 0x800f0905 is fixed.
net stop bits net stop wuauserv net stop appidsvc net stop cryptsvc Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\*.*” rmdir %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution /S /Q rmdir %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 /S /Q regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll netsh winsock reset netsh winsock reset proxy net start bits net start wuauserv net start appidsvc net start cryptsvc
3. Use SFC and DISM
Let’s check and restore system files automatically using SFC and DISM. To do this, run the command line as an admin and enter the following two commands in turn:
sfc /scannow DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
4. Upgrade from the cloud
You can restore your computer to its original state while preserving your files by booting the system from the cloud. Use the complete guide to reset your system. Or go and follow the onscreen wizard’s recommendations:
Windows 11 : ” Settings “> ” System “> ” Recovery “> ” Restore the computer to its original state ” and click ” Restart PC ”
Windows 10 : Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > under Reset this computer , click Start .