Updating Windows 10 is not a mandatory tradition, but an absolute necessity. In addition to updating the features that keep the operating system up to date, you need to update other important components, such as: B. Virus definitions for Windows Defender. Other updates include updates to your drivers and other application programming interfaces such as the .NET Framework.
At this point, many users understand the seriousness of an outdated system and try as much as possible to always get the latest updates from Microsoft. Sometimes, however, this is a fix: the Windows Update utility often generates errors indicating that the update process cannot proceed. One of these error codes is the Windows Update Center error 0xc1900223.
We believe this is the error that brought you here. We will show you various solutions and workarounds that have helped other users just like you to get rid of it.
Run the Windows Update Center Troubleshooter
To solve this problem, you must first run the Windows Update Center Troubleshooter. This will check for Windows Update violations and the status of the services associated with the process. In this way, you will be able to resolve the problem. The procedure to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter is as follows:
- Open Windows settings using the Win + I key combination.
- On the Settings page, select Updates and security> Troubleshooting> Advanced Troubleshooting.
- Now select the Windows Update Troubleshooter from this list and run it.
- Once the process is complete, restart your computer and check for the error.
- Alternatively, you can also run the Windows Update Center online troubleshooter.
Run the multimedia creation tool
If you still can’t update your Windows 10 installation after running the Windows Update Center Troubleshooter, you can run the Multimedia Creation Tool to resolve the issue.
- First, go to the Microsoft page and click the “Download Tool Now” button available under “Create Windows 10 installation media”.
- Now go to the download location and double-click the executable. If “Account Control” is displayed at this time, click “Yes” to grant administrator rights.
- Run the Media Creation Tool on your computer and update it now.
- Then follow the instructions on the screen to continue the process. Note that this will save your files, applications, and most settings.
- Once the process is complete, restart your computer and see if this method fixed the problem.
Disable/remove pi hole
If you are using or have been using software known as pi-hole, we highly recommend that you install a feature update with pi-hole disabled. If this does not solve the problem, try uninstalling it, clearing the DNS service  and restarting the update. We will explain it to you in detail:
- Press the Windows key and type cmd in the search box.
- Right-click the “Command Prompt” option and select “Run as administrator”.
- In the User Account Control window that pops up, click Yes.
- Then type the following command and press Enter to run it:
- Pihole .
- After that, type the following command and press Enter:
- Disable pihole.
- If the command worked successfully, try installing the Windows Update Center. If the process was successful and the 0xc1900223 error did not occur, you can re-enable Pi-Hole. Open the command line as described above and enter the following command:
- Activate pihole.
- If disabling the application did not fix the problem, but you still get an error message when you install the update, we recommend uninstalling Pi-Hole and clearing the DNS service:
- Open a command prompt as described above.
- Type the following command in the command line window and press Enter to activate it:
- Remove Pihole.
- After that, restart your computer and clear the DNS. To do this, you will need to reopen the command line with elevated privileges.
- Once open, type the following commands one by one, hitting Enter after each one:
- ipconfig / flushdns
- ipconfig / registerdns
- ipconfig / release
- ipconfig / update
Stop the Windows Update Center service
- Open the Windows Services Control Panel.
- Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R to open the Run command window.
- In the search box, type: services.msc and click OK.
- In the Services control panel, find the Windows Update Center service.
- Right-click the Windows Update Center service and select Stop.