How to fix Windows 10 update errors

This tutorial will show you step by step how to fix Windows 10 update errors.

Common Windows update errors are: 0x0xc1900223223, 0x80240034, 0x8007000E, 0x80242006​, 0x80244018​, 0x80D02002​, 0x80246017​, 0x80240438​, 0x80070070​, 0x8007000D​, 0x80246008​, 0x80096004​, and 0x80070020.

2 methods.

1. Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter

1. Open settings.

Windows 10 settings

2. Click on Update & Security.

Windows 10 Update & Security

3. Click on Troubleshoot located in the left menu.

Windows 10 Troubleshoot

4. Click on Windows Update.

Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter

5. Click on the Run the troubleshooter button.

Windows 10 Run the troubleshooter button

6. When the “User Account Control” window appears, you click on the Yes button. Depending on your Windows 10 account settings, you may need to enter a password and then click on the Yes button.

The troubleshooter will now search for update problems.

7. If the troubleshooter finds a problem, you click on Apply this fix.

The troubleshooter will now try to resolve your problem.

8. When the troubleshooter is finished, you click on the Close button to close it.

9. Restart your PC.

10. Open settings.

Windows 10 settings

11. Click on Update & Security.

Windows 10 Update & Security

12. Click on the Check for updates button.

Windows 10 Check for updates button

2. Windows System File Checker

1. Open Windows Command Prompt as administrator.

Three Ways to open Windows Command Prompt as administrator:

2. When the “User Account Control” window appears, you click on the Yes button. Depending on your Windows 10 account settings, you may need to enter a password and then click on the Yes button.

The Command Prompt window will appear.

3. Type the following command:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
DISM Cleanup Image and Restorehealth command

4. Press the [Enter] key on your keyboard.

Wait until the command is finished.

This may take a while.

It may look like the tool is stuck at 99.9%, but don't worry. Just wait till it's complete.

5. When the command is complete, you type the following command:

sfc /scannow
Run the sfc /scannow command

6. Press the [Enter] key.

The System File Checker tool will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy.

This process may take a while.

7. Wait until the command is finished and then you can close the Command Prompt window.

Note: If the System File Checker tool is unable to fix corrupt files, then go to the following page: How to Solve the “SFC Unable to Fix Corrupt Files” Problem in Windows 10.

8. Restart your PC.

9. Open settings.

Windows 10 settings

10. Click on Update & Security.

Windows 10 Update & Security

11. Click on the Check for updates button.

Windows 10 Check for updates button

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References:

Microsoft.com: Fix Windows update errors

Microsoft.com: Fix Windows Update errors by using the DISM tool

YouTube.com: Fix any Windows update error on Windows 10 (by Britec09)