Imagine that you are installing a new Windows update and looking forward to all the new features that the latest update will bring. Just at the moment of installation, the system crashes and the “Updates Failed” error code appears on the screen.
Recently, several users reported that Windows 10 update error 0X800F0982 shows up on their screen when they try to install the latest Windows updates. This problem often occurs with updates KB4493509, KB4493509, and KB4489899.
If you are facing a similar problem, you have come to the right place. In this guide, we will take a detailed look at the appropriate steps to fix the error.
What causes 0X800F0982 update error?
There can be several reasons for this error, and some of them are due to corruption or some changes in the Windows update key in the registry editor, due to network connection failure, due to problem with Windows update file components, or due to corruption of system files.
How to resolve update error 0X800F0982?
Perform an SFC scan
- Type Command Prompt in the search bar and right-click on the corresponding result.
- From the context menu, select Run as administrator.
- This procedure requires administrator rights, so click Yes to authenticate.
- Then type sfc/scannow in the blank interface and press Enter to start the process.
- When the task reaches 100%, restart your computer and update it.
Performing a DISM scan
- Right-click on Windows and select Run from the Power menu.
- In the text box, type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
- Now click on the Yes option in the Control Wizard.
- Copy and paste the following codes next to the flashing cursor and press Enter at the end.
- DISM /Online /Restore Image /Restore Health
- Be patient until the task is complete and restart your computer.
- When the operating system is rebooted, install the pending updates.
Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
- First, click on Windows, then click the gear icon (Settings) on the left side of the window.
- When the application appears, select the Update and Security option in the left column and then Troubleshoot.
- Move to the right-hand area, scroll down and click on the Windows Update option.
- Then click on Run Troubleshooting and let Windows identify and resolve the problem in question.
- After performing the above task, restart your computer and check again for pending updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Run Windows Update troubleshooting.
- Perform SFC and DISM checks.
- Manually download the required updates.
- Run the Windows plug-in installer service.
- Remove the SoftwareDistribution and SystemResources folders.
Some Windows users encounter error 0X800F0982 when trying to install certain cumulative pending updates in Windows 10. In this case, you should first run the Windows Update troubleshooter to resolve the issue automatically.
- Unplug your devices from the network and reboot.
- Check the available disk space.
- Use the Windows 10 troubleshooter.
- Stop Windows 10 updates.
- Manually delete the Windows update files.
- Download the latest update and install it manually.
Mark Ginter is a tech blogger with a passion for all things gadgets and gizmos. A self-proclaimed "geek", Mark has been blogging about technology for over 15 years. His blog, techquack.com, covers a wide range of topics including new product releases, industry news, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your devices. If you're looking for someone who can keep you up-to-date with all the latest tech news and developments, then be sure to follow him over at Microsoft.