Windows update bug fix 0x8009001D

Microsoft usually installs new cumulative updates to make the system run smoother and more efficiently. However, sometimes new bugs can appear. Today in this article, we will discuss one such error, update error 0x8009001d, which occurs after updating an existing operating system in November 2019 (19H2). The company acknowledges this update problem and offers some ways to resolve it.

The presence of corrupted system files, leftover uninstalled applications, and other unwanted files can cause this update error on your PC. To fix update error 0x8009001d, try running update diagnostics, repairing corrupted files, performing a clean boot, deleting unnecessary saved cache, etc. If the above methods don’t solve the problem, rename the software distribution folder or use a system restore point as a last resort. If you haven’t created a restore point in the past, you have only one option: a clean Windows 10 installation.


What is the cause of Windows Update Error 0x8009001D?

What is the cause of Windows Update Error 0x8009001D?

Although there are various causes responsible for error 0x8009001D, some of the most common causes are listed below, take a look at them:

  • Damaged or corrupted Windows system files.
  • Virus or malicious infection
  • Outdated driver
  • Corrupt registry files
  • Incomplete Windows installation
  • Improper maintenance of Windows
  • Sudden shutdown

Windows error 0x8009001D occurred for these reasons. Check out the solutions to fix it quickly before it causes serious damage to Windows.


How to fix Windows Update Error 0x8009001D?

How to fix Windows Update Error 0x8009001D?

Run Windows Update diagnostics
  1. Open Windows 10 settings with Win + I
  2. Click Update and Protect, then click Troubleshooting.
  3. Find Windows Update, click on it, then run the Windows Update Diagnostic Utility.
  4. It will check the reboot, initialize diagnostics, and reload services such as BITS.

Then try running the update or an individual package.

Resetting Windows Update components

The Windows Update process, which provides a complete system update, can be reset to default settings. When resetting Windows Update defaults, all WU-related components and registry keys are reset and restored, corrupted system files are found, corrupted system files are replaced, corrupted system images are restored, winsock settings are reset, and so on.

Manually delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders

Windows Update downloads files in two places – the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders. If there is any corruption or you want to try to download everything again, you can delete the contents of these folders. You will need administrator rights to remove files from these folders. Read our complete guide on how to remove files from SoftwareDistribution and reset Catroot2 folders.

In the case of self-packaging

Depending on your situation, there are two things you can do here. First, if you get this error while trying to install a standalone package, run Windows Update to see if it fixes the problem. However, if you get the error when running Windows Update and the package name is mentioned, download and install the package from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

You can search for the package name and then download it. Once downloaded, double-click it to install it. The package name usually starts with KB.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you get error 0xC1900101, the problem may be caused by your antivirus software. To fix the problem, you need to uninstall the antivirus software completely and try to reinstall the update. This problem can be caused by any third-party antivirus program, so make sure you uninstall it and try to update again.

If error code 0x80070652 occurs when you try to install a certain update through Windows Update Center, you can get around the problem by reinstalling the update file. Do the following: Start your browser and go to the Microsoft Update Catalog. Look for the update file you need.

  1. Copy the OFV.CAB file to your desktop or download it.
  2. Navigate to the location where you copied the OFV.
  3. Double click on the extracted OFV.
  4. In the "User Account Control" window, ask "Yes".
  5. Once the installation is complete, go to Windows Update and click the "Retry" button.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click Update and Security.
  3. Click on "Troubleshooting."
  4. Under "Start and Run," select "Update Windows."
  5. Click "Run Troubleshooter."
  6. Click the "Close" button.

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