Error code 0x800f0831 is an error message that can occur when using the Windows Update service. Indeed, seeing this line is unpleasant because it doesn’t mean anything promising other than that none of the Windows updates you tried to install could be successfully installed.

In most cases, Microsoft responds immediately to reports of Windows Update failures and either fix the problem automatically or provides manual instructions on how to fix it.

However, since there are no official fixes for error 0x800f0831, we will try to help you. It is very important to install the latest updates to maintain system performance and security.

What causes the error 0x800f0831?

How to repair the error 0x800f0831?

Launch the Windows Update troubleshooter

  1. Open the Control Panel, press Window + X, and select Control Panel.
  2. Find Troubleshooter using the search box and click Troubleshooter.
  3. In the System and Security section, click Troubleshoot Windows Update.

Turn off proxy server

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box, type inetcpl.cpl in the Run field, and press Enter.
  2. Select Connections, then open LAN Settings.
  3. Find the Autodetect options field and check the box.
  4. Finally, uncheck the Proxy Server box.

Cleanly run Windows 10

  1. Press the Windows+R keys.
  2. Type MSConfig and press Enter.
  3. Go to the Services tab, select Hide all Microsoft services and uncheck them.
  4. Go to the Startup tab and disable it.
  5. Reboot the system

Temporarily disable the antivirus

  1. Click on the Windows icon.
  2. Go to Settings -> Update and Security -> Windows Security -> Virus and Threat Protection -> Manage Settings.
  3. Disable real-time protection

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Download the missing KB package.
  2. Run the Windows Update troubleshooter.
  3. Run the SFC and DISM scans.

  1. Try again.
  2. Delete temporary files and browser cache.
  3. Turn off your firewall and antivirus software.
  4. Run the SFC and DISM.
  5. Run the Windows Update troubleshooter.
  6. Manually reset Windows Update components to default settings.
  7. Use FixWU.
  8. Empty the folder with the software distribution.

  1. Run the Windows Update troubleshooter.
  2. Run the DISM tool.
  3. Manually reset the Windows Updates components.
  4. Run a system file scan.
  5. Temporarily turn off your antivirus security program.
  6. Manually download updates.

  1. Make sure you have enough memory on your device.
  2. Run Windows Update several times.
  3. Check for third-party drivers and download any updates.
  4. Disable any additional hardware.
  5. Check the Device Manager for errors.
  6. Uninstall any third-party security programs.
  7. Troubleshoot hard drive errors
  8. Perform a clean Windows reboot.