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How to fix error code 0X8000FFFF in Windows 10

How to fix error code 0X8000FFFF in Windows 10



How to fix error code 0X8000FFFF in Windows 10 - In this article we look for a new windows error halting the Windows Update Process. Since this is related to installation-based error. The error Window always ask to Retry the process again & again. The error is linked with a feature update in Windows 10 version 1607. This error can also be seen during updating of Microsoft Store apps. The actual error seen in the screen would be


"There were Problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607 – Error 0X8000ffff"How to fix error code 0X8000FFFF in Windows 10

In this article we sort out the issue with steps explained below. There is no any bounded reason behind the error. Likewise, solutions are many. We enroll each of them in brief. You have to follow each in sequential manner till the end of the problem "How to fix error code 0X8000FFFF in Windows 10".


Procedure1: Install Update in Clean Boot mode


Procedure2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter


Procedure3: Clear Store Cache memory


Procedure4: Clear Software Distribution Contents


Procedure5: Reset the Catroot2 folder


Procedure to Fix error code 0X8000FFFF in Windows 10



Procedure1: 

Sometimes a third party app might block the System Restore execution. So we need to find out the application which is blocking the System Restore procedure. For this, we have to Start PC in Clean Boot Mode. Open system with administrative privilege. Press Win+R to open Run Command Window. Type msconfig.exe & press enter to open System Configuration Window.

How to Start PC in Clean boot mode

Go to General Tab and select Selective Startup. Uncheck the "Load startup items" option and Click on Apply & then OK. Navigate to Services Tab and select "Hide all Microsoft Services" option available on left side of System Configuration Window. Then click on Disable All button. Finally Restart the PC.

Procedure2: Sometimes troubleshooting with the inbuilt mechanism becomes fruitful. It clarifies the general error halting the normal updating of Windows. Follow the steps below now.


Go to Settings > Update and Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update > Run the Troubleshooter.


It will scan your system for any general error and fix them automatically. After this restart the system and check if problem is solved else read the next procedure.


Procedure3: It might be possible that Windows store cache gets damaged and behaving abnormally. So, in this case we need to flush the Cache completely.


Open the File Explorer Window and Type System32 in the Path Provided. As a result, System32 folder will open. Now Type WSReset.exe in the Search box. Then Right click on it and Select Run as Administrator.




This will reset all settings with making any new changes to the Windows store.


Procedure to Fix error code 0X8000FFFF in Windows 10



Procedure4: A Software distribution folder is used to temporarily store the files which are required at the time of Installation of Windows update. The folder is located in Windows Directory. It is duly maintained by WUAgent.


Since the contents inside the folder are being deleted manually. But it is done only when we stop the execution of Windows Update service. After we delete the content of the folder, restart the Windows Update Service. So, Open the Command prompt Window and type the following command sequentially.


To Stop the Windows Update Service


net stop wuauserv


net stop bits


Delete the content inside Software distribution folder.


To Start the Windows Update Service


net start wuauserv


net start bits


Procedure5: During Windows Update, the catroot2 folder stores the signatures of the Windows Update package and helps in its installation. So, reset it as soon as possible.


Open command prompt Window and type the following command sequentially.


net stop cryptsvc


md %systemroot%\system32\catroot2.old


xcopy %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 %systemroot%\system32\catroot2.old /s


Now navigate Catroot2 folder and delete its content.


net start cryptsvc


Hope this helps you lot!

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