0x800f081e error code during Windows updates

Error code 0x800f081e

Users particularly often complain about error code 0x800f081e when updating Windows 10 to Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Version 1803 . Apparently there are certain constellations on the different Windows 10 installations, in which the update error message 0x800f081e occurs.

Unfortunately Microsoft does not provide too much information about the error code. Here is a short info that we found directly from Microsoft:

0xf081E CBS_E_NOT_APPLICABLE the package is not applicable

The error message indicates that the update package cannot be processed. After some research on the Internet, this can have 3 causes.

Reset 0x800f081e Windows Update Store

The solution that has helped most users is to delete the Windows Update Store and have it rebuilt. To do this, you have to open a command prompt with admin rights and execute the following commands in sequence.

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop bits
  • net stop cryptsvc
  • ren c: windows SoftwareDistribution c: windows SoftwareDistribution.OLD
  • net start cryptsvc
  • net start bits
  • net start wuauserv

These commands rename the ” SoftwareDistribution ” directory . If Windows does not find this directory during the upgrade or update, it will be completely rebuilt. Possibly. Missing update files are then downloaded automatically and stored there again, so that this process eliminates many Windows update problems . We have already reported about it several times.

Then you should restart your Windows PC and then try the update again.

Download the update from the Windows Update Catalog

If the update error code 0x800f081e continues to occur, please download the update directly from the Microsoft website ” Windows Update Catalog ” and install the update manually.

Disable media features

Some users report that the following procedure should fix error code 0x800f081e . An installed ” Media Feature ” seems to be the cause of the error code  0x800f081e . For this reason, it is advisable to use the ” Programs & Features ” function (appwiz.cpl “) and then” Activate or deactivate Windows features “to deactivate and deactivate everything in the” Media Features ” area .

Windows Media Features

After you have done this, you should restart your PC once and then start the update or upgrade process again. The update error 0x800f081e should no longer occur.

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