0x800f0805 Windows Update Error: 5 Ways to Fix it

Running the Wufix file is the fastest solution you can try out

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Key notes

  • The 0x800f0805 Windows update error can appear due to corrupted files, services that aren't running, or third-party apps.
  • Repairing your installation with the Wufix file is the most straightforward solution.
  • But before this, make sure to uninstall your antivirus software as it might be interfering with the update.
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Keeping your system up to date is important, but sometimes update issues can occur that can prevent you from doing so. Such is the error code 0x800f0805.

These issues can appear on any version of Windows as they are quite resilient, and come in different identification codes. It’s most often present on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

What is error code 0x800f0805?

The update procedure is unable to be carried out at the present time, which is indicated by the occurrence of the error code 0x800f0805. This error may have happened as a result of any misconfigured or corrupted Windows system files.

However, in most cases, update errors appear if there are issues with required services, and starting them usually fixes the problem. Also, some users came across the 0x800f0805 Windows 10 activation error, which, too, is easily fixable.

How do I fix error 0x800f0805?

Before proceeding to more advanced troubleshooting solutions, try the following steps:

1. Create a Wufix.bat file

This miracle file put together by Microsoft will not only run the SFC and DISM scans but will also stop the Windows Update service which will force the update download to install. The Windows Update error 0x800f0805 will be fixed afterward.

1. Press Windows, type notepad, and open the first result.

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2. Copy and paste the following commands: SC config trustedinstaller start=auto net stop bits net stop wuauserv net stop msiserver net stop cryptsvc cd %windir% Ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old cd %windir%\System32 Ren Catroot2 Catroot2.old dism /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth dism /Online /Cleanup-image /CheckHealth dism /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth dism /Online /Cleanup-image /StartComponentCleanup Sfc /ScanNow

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3. Then select File followed by Save as.

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4. Here, select Desktop from the left side to save the file there, name the file Wufix.bat, select All files next to Save as type, and click Save.

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5. Right-click the Wufix file on your Desktop and select Run as administrator. Reboot your PC once the process is done.

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2. Reset Update services

There are four services that need to work properly for the update installation to work. In addition, all updates are stored in a single folder so they can be installed later on.

If something goes awry, you can always reset the services and confirm they indeed work and force the system to create a new folder in which updates are stored.

To see how to do that, we suggest reading our guide on how to use the Windows Update Reset script.

3. Make sure that the necessary services are running

  1. Press Windows key + R and enter services.msc. Press Enter or click OK.services can't remove bluetooth device windows 10
  2. Locate Background Intelligent Transfer Service, right-click it, and choose Start or Restart from the menu.
  3. Now right-click Windows Update and choose Start or Restart. The Windows Update download error 0x800f0805 will be solved.

Many users reported the update error, 0x800f0805, when trying to install the optional Windows 11 KB5008353 update, so if you’re having problems, make sure the Windows Update and BITS services are running.

4. Run the troubleshooter

  1. Press Windows + I then click the Troubleshoot section on the right.troubleshoot-opt-w11 0xa00f4244 nocamerasareattached
  2. Click Other troubleshooters.other-trouble file explorer crashes when i right click
  3. Locate the Windows Update troubleshooter and click Run next to it.windows-update 0x800f0805

5. Reset your PC

  1. Press Windows + I then go to System followed by Recovery on the right side.
  2. Click the Reset PC button.reset-pc-w11 0x800f0805
  3. Select the Keep my files option.keep-my-files 0x800f0805
  4. Select the Cloud download option, click Next then Reset in order to proceed with the resetting process. cloud-download 0x800f0805

As a final solution, you can opt to reset your OS in order to fix the 0x800f0805 – CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE error. For more ways to factory reset Windows 11, follow our dedicated guide.

How does the update error 0x800f0805 affect my PC?

This error will prevent you from downloading updates, which isn’t a big problem, but it might become one if you don’t fix it since you will need to update your OS sometime in the future.

Not being able to download updates will leave your PC vulnerable, and you might miss out on the latest security updates and features.

In case you’re still plagued by update errors, you should read our Windows Update Service isn’t running guide for additional solutions.

Finally, if you’ve run into an alternative solution, feel free to share it with us and other readers in the comments section below.

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