Sometimes, while updating your Windows 10/11 PC, you may receive the update error code 0x800f0805. Getting an update error continuously means, your windows operating system is unable to download and install the update files from the Microsoft server.
If you are one of those who are getting the above error, this article may help you in fixing it. There are several methods explained that will help you in fixing this issue.
Why Update Error 0x800f0805?
It is hard to tell you the exact reason behind this error, but there are some common reasons which are more responsible for this problem.
- Corrupted System Files
- Missing DLL files
- Low disk space
- Encrypted drive
- Antivirus blocking the connections, etc.
If you are not sure about the reasons, try the following fixing methods one by one and resolve the update issue.
Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool
There are several reasons that can trigger this error, but the most obvious reason is incorrect registry entries, corrupted system files, missing DLL files, outdated drivers, etc.
The Advanced System Repair Tool scans and fixes all the bugs in one click and optimizes your PC for faster and smooth performance. It is one of the best tools for Windows OS that boost Windows performance at a high level.
Method 2: Enough Free Space
The earlier hard drive came with huge spaces, but this is the era of SSD. Most PCs come with 512 GBs of SSD space which becomes filled in a short period of time. Due to the unavailability of free spaces when you try to download and install the latest Windows Update, you may receive the 0x800f0805 error.
To solve this problem free up some SSD spaces by deleting junk files, removing unused large files, taking backups of pictures and videos to an external drive, etc.
Method 3: Temporary Disable Third Party antivirus
The firewall and antivirus programs are designed to block suspicious incoming connections to your PC so that they could protect PCs from attackers. Sometimes due to unknown reasons, the security program starts considering the Update server as a malicious server and blocks the connection to them. In this situation, the PC couldn’t make connections with the Update Server and failed to download the update file with error code 0x800f0805.
If you are continuously getting the above error, disable third-party antivirus temporarily and then download the updates.
Method 4: Disable Drive Encryption
If you have enabled drive encryption (Bit locker, etc) then decrypt the drive and try to download the updates again. It has been seen that most of the users who have enabled drive encryption, got the error message when installing the latest Windows Updates.
Method 5: Restart Windows Update Services
Restarting Windows Update Service may also help you in fixing the Update Error 0x800f0805. If you don’t know how to restart Windows Update Service, see the following steps.
services.mscand click OK.
Method 6: Run SFC.exe
System File Checker tool used for correcting the corrupted system files. The main purpose of this tool is to find the integrity violation in core system files and replace them with a new ones. As I mentioned above corrupted, damaged or missing system files are the biggest reason for this error so, scanning your PC using the SFC tool could fix this problem easily.
Method 7: Run DISM Commands
DISM is another great tool to fix Windows Related Issues. It is like a servicing tool for Windows Images. It scans and repairs Windows Files, Services, and other configuration settings. You can run the DISM command as follows:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Method 8: Reset Windows Update Components
If all the above methods couldn’t fix your problem, try resetting the Windows Update Components and then Install Windows Update. Here is how to reset Windows Update Components.
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.bak
ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start cryptsvc
Method 9: Download Updates Manually
If automatic updates don’t work, the alternative solution is to download the updated files yourself and install them manually. Just find the KB update number and search on Microsoft Catalog and download it and install it manually.
In this article, I tried to explain the fixing methods to Windows 10/11 Update Error 0x800f0805. To fix it Reset Windows Update Components, Repair Corrupted system files and free up some disk space.