Windows 11 22H2 installation process failing with error 0x800f0806

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  • Trying to install Windows 11's first major update might result in a big error.
  • Users are reporting installation for version 22H2 ends in code 0x800f0806.
  • Find out what the workaround is in the article below and install the update.
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Only a couple of days have passed since the Redmond-based tech giant has rolled out the first major update for Windows 11, and already the problems are starting to mount up.

Users recently reported that the 2022 update is causing some pretty nasty problems with Nvidia GPUs. Now, it seems that the installation for the update itself is failing for some people.

Error code 0x800f0806 is all users see when they try to update their Windows 11 version to 22H2. Let’s take a closer look at this error and see what’s up with it.

Error 0x800f0806 is preventing users from installing version 22H2

As we said, since release, many users are reporting of problems and issues when trying to update to Windows 11 22H2, which came via KB5017321.

According to these recent reports, the installation process for the update is failing with the annoying error code 0x800f0806.

Apparently, this is happening when users try to do an in-place upgrade via Windows Update in Settings due to some compatibility issue or something similar.

That being said, know that a clean install though is seemingly working fine since nobody has complained about it yet.

But, there’s no need to worry, because some of the more tech-savvy users have already come up with a workaround for this nasty issue.

What can I do to fix error code 0x800f0806?

Apparently, from what we’ve learned from user reports, manually downloading and installing the update seems to bypass this problem caused by trying to do an upgrade via Windows Update.

if you want to do so as well, simply head over to Microsoft’s Update Catalog website and download the target update.

Keep in mind that other known solutions, such as running the sfc /scannow tool via Command Prompt, or resetting the Windows Update mechanism don’t appear to be working either.

ANother user affected by this Windows 11 installation error said that running the Windows 11 Installation Assistant also resolves the problem.

If you don’t have this software, you can download it from Microsoft’s official page. Have you also got this error when trying to install Windows 11 22H2?

How do I install KB5017321?

  1. Press Windows + I to access Settings.
  2. Select the Windows updates tab and click Install all.install Windows updates
  3. If no updates are queued for installation, press the Check for updates button.

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