Error Code 0xc0000142 is commonly caused due to the .NET framework installation failure. These are the following ways in which you can attempt to correct this error.
This 0xc0000142 error code might occur because of improper removal of the previous version of office. ,
This Error Code 0xc0000142 appeared with updates on Windows 11 and the same steps to follow like we did on windows 10
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.)
This .NET Framework 3.5 error happened in windows 10. Dotnet 4 comes pre-installed in windows 10 but, few applications require dotnet 3.5. When you install some software, if it requires older versions of dotnet throws a notification. In this process of dotnet Framework 3.5 installation, you may encounter this Error code 0xc0000142. The reasons are unknown for many but the solutions are explained below.
Note: Make sure you have set correct Date and time on your computer, try to install pending updates through other available networks. Run windows update troubleshooter.
If the windows update error code 0xc0000142 still exists, follow some more steps to fix the issue and install/upgrade/update your operating system.
System file scanning process is very simple to try while fixing issues with windows issues. Just follow these steps .
For most of serious issues, and to save your time the best way to fix this critical issues are restoring to good healthy partition. Before doing this stop the windows update services.
Open the command prompt as admin (Mentioned above in sfc scan process), Then instead of running sfc scannow command type this following command in the window.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
After sometime your machine will be restored to a good healthy state. Now you can start your windows updates as usual.
Microsoft has released several fix it tools/patches for most of updates issues. Depends on your requirement choose the right Fixit 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 11 click here.
In this method , we clean and re create the software distribution folder by deleting all temporary files in it.
Follow this when you have less knowledge in windows technology about command prompts, files and registry fixing steps.
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.