Solutions to Fix Update Error Code 800F081F found in Windows 10 and 11

This Error Code 800F081F is commonly caused due to the .NET framework installation failure. These are following ways in which you can attempt to correct this error. This .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 won’t come pre-installed. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, and must be separately enabled to run applications that depend on it. To enable the .NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel to avoid Windows Update Error code 800F081F.

Error Code 800F081F

Disclaimers: Before you attempt to fix an issue with the windows update, we highly recommend you to take a registry backup and create a system restore point as a precaution method. In case if something goes wrong, we can restore your computer to the same stage and fix the issues. (In case if you not sure how to back it up, talk to an expert for assistance.)

Note – Make sure you have set the correct Date and time on your computer, try to install pending updates through other available networks. Run windows update troubleshooter.

  1. Control Panel> Programs and Features
  2. Turn Windows features on or off then check .NET framework 3.5. The pre-requisites should be installed
  3. If it is not successful uninstall the KB’s related to .NET framework 3.5 and then re-install them
  4. Restart your computer if needed

If the Windows update error code 800F081F still exists, follow some more steps to fix the issue and install/upgrade/update your operating system.

Solutions To Fix Windows Update Error 800F081F

  1. Perform a SFC scan so that you can fix potentially corrupted or missing files, most the cases this system file scan fix common issues with the file system.
  2. To do a restore to healthy previous setup with command prompt to fix potentially corrupted or missing files
  3. Using the windows update troubleshooter fix it tool, is also a good tool to automatically fix the most common issues.
  4. By cleaning SDF (Software distribution folder) for a clean slate for Windows Update or renaming so machine itself creates a fresh one in the next update.
  5. Resetting PC

SFC Scan to fix windows update error 800F081F

The system file scanning process is very simple to try while fixing issues with windows issues. Just follow these steps .

  • Firstly, open command prompt in admin mode
  • Then, type CMD in windows start menu search and right click on CMD application to get through Run as admin option.

In the command prompt window

SFC Scan

  • The scanning process takes some time to return results

Using Restore Health Option to Fix Corrupted Files

For most serious issues, and to save your time the best way to fix these critical issues is restoring to good healthy partition. Before doing this stop the windows update services. Open the command prompt as admin (Mentioned above in the SFC scan process), Then instead of running SFC scan now command type the following command in the window.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


After some time your machine will be restored to a good healthy state. Now you can start your windows updates as usual.

Windows Update Troubleshooter/Fix it Tool

Microsoft has released several fix-it tools/patches for most of the updates issues. Depends on your requirement choose the right fix it tool for your issue and run it on your machine. This will help you when there are simple issues like folder missing errors, permissions-related issues. Download fix it tool- for WINDOWS 10 click here, for window 7/8/8.1 click here.

SDF Cleaning Method

In this method, we clean and re-create the software distribution folder by deleting all temporary files in it.

  1. Firstly, go to C:/ drive, then open windows named folder in it
  2. Secondly, open Software Distribution folder (SDF)
  3. After that, open the Data Store folder and then delete all files and folders in it
  4. Finally, go back to the Software Distribution folder, open the Download folder and delete all files in it
    Note: while deleting, it may prompt for admin permission. If you are logged in as an admin user. Just click on ok to proceed

Resetting Operating System to fix the Windows 10 Update Error Code 800F081F

Follow this when you have less knowledge of windows technology about command prompts, files, and registry fixing steps.

  • If you are using windows 10, just type in “RESET PC” in the Cortana search bar(windows start button search) and select RESET PC from the results.
  • Then under the RESET PC, click on the get started button to proceed.
  • There are two options to keep your files and completely clean. (You must take back up of your desktop files, pictures, downloads, documents before proceeding to complete clean.)
  • After reset, you may do updates cleanly without any issue. This resetting process takes time so please do it when you don’t have any urgent work on your computer.

During installation you may encounter error 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f, in which case refer to .NET Framework 3.5 installation error: 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f. Note that these are possibly resolved by installing security update 3005628, 800f081f, error 800f081f, error code 800f081f.

Technical support

Finally, If you are still not able to resolve this error, we suggest you to chat with our assured experts. I am sure they will give you the best solutions to resolve this error completely. You can also visit our website for more information.

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