With frequent Windows 10 updates, customers benefit from increased security and fixes for common system bugs. In addition, Windows 10 support is trying to implement various new features.

Some of them are eagerly anticipated. However, we have all encountered various problems with the update. Error 0x800f0922 was once known as the Windows 8.1 upgrade bug.

But somehow it is still present in the standard Windows 10 update procedure. Why is this the case? The reasons are similar. But instead of updating to the new OS, the error occurs with the new version.

This error occurs when:

We have prepared several workarounds that should solve this problem in no time. You can try them below.

What is the cause of error 800f0922 in Windows 10

After examining this error code, it turns out that several different potential culprits can cause this problem. Here is a shortlist of scenarios where error code 800f0922 is found:

To fix error code 800f0922 in Windows 10

Restart the Windows Update service

The Windows Update service is a key part of the update process. This service determines when your computer should check for and install pending updates. Restarting the Windows Update service can help fix error 800f0922.

  1. Go to the Start page and enter services
  2. Open the Services application.
  3. Double-click the Windows Update service
  4. Make sure that the startup type is set to “Automatic”, or set it to “Automatic” if necessary.
  5. Right-click on the service again and select Update.
  6. Make sure you can now install the updates.

Run SFC and DISM

If some system files are corrupt and prevent you from installing the latest updates, you should be able to fix this by running System File Checker and DISM.

  1. Run the command line as an administrator.
  2. Enter the command sfc / scan now and press Enter.
  3. Enter the following two commands and press Enter each time:
    DISM.exe / Online / Clean Image / Health Scan
    DISM.exe / Online / Image Cleanup / Health Restore
  4. Close the command line and check again for updates.

Disconnect your devices

Make sure your devices do not interfere with your computer during the update process.

  1. Disconnect any external devices connected to your computer. This includes your USB flash drive, external hard drive, USB cooler, and even your mouse if you have a touchpad.
  2. Then check for updates and try installing them again.

Disable your antivirus program and firewall

Surprisingly, your antivirus program and firewall can block the Windows Update service or even your connection to the Windows Update servers, especially if you use a third-party antivirus or firewall.

Try disabling your antivirus program and firewall and see if you can install pending updates. Please note that Disabling the antivirus program can expose your device to cyber threats.

Before disabling the antivirus program, run a full system scan to make sure that your computer is clean. And close any other programs running in the background.

Rename the software distribution folder

  1. Run a command prompt with administrator privileges
  2. Enter the following commands and press Enter after each command
    stop bits
    net stop wuauserv
    ren %systemroot%softwaredistribution software distribution.bak
    ren %systemroot%system32catroot2.bak
    network start bits
    network start wuauserv
  3. Check for updates again.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Make sure you have enough memory on your device.
  2. Run the Windows update multiple times.
  3. Check for third-party drivers and download any updates.
  4. Disable any additional hardware.
  5. Check for errors in the device manager.
  6. Remove third-party security software.
  7. Fix hard drive errors.
  8. Perform a clean restart in Windows.

  1. Disable third-party antivirus software.
  2. Disable Windows Firewall/Windows Security.
  3. Install the standalone package manually.
  4. Run the Windows Update diagnostic program.
  5. Disable IPV6.
  6. Disable the proxy.
  7. Change group policy for Windows Update features.
  8. Reset the Windows Update folder.

  1. Run the Windows Update diagnostic program.
  2. Temporarily disable anti-virus software or Windows Defender.
  3. Restart the smart transfer service in the background.
  4. Run a system file scan or DISM.
  5. Check and repair the hard drive for errors.
  6. Reboot your system.

  1. Reboot your computer. The first solution is the easiest and most obvious: reboot your computer.
  2. Run SFC and CHKDSK. SFC and CHKDSK are Windows system utilities that you can use to repair a corrupted file system.
  3. Upgrade to Windows 10.