Windows 10 update error 0X800f081f [Fix]

By: Ivan Jenic
3 minute read

Windows 10 updates are mandatory, you already know that. At least that’s what Microsoft wants you to believe in. But besides regular system stability updates, Windows Update usually brings regular updates for other Windows features.

One of the features that receives updates on a relatively regular basis is dotNet Framework. However, not everything goes so smooth for some users when installing dotNet Framework updates. Namely, an issue that bears the code 0X800f081f may occur when you’re trying to update this feature. So, if this bothers you as well, we’ve prepared a few solutions that, hopefully, will resolve the problem.

How to resolve update error 0X800f081f on Windows 10

Use offline dotNET Framework installer

If you’re unable to download dotNet Framework with a standard update feature, you can try the offline installer. It seems that some of the update installation files are corrupted or incomplete. Additionally, that seems to prevent multiple Windows features like Edge browser or Windows Store from working normally. For that reason, follow these instructions to get the offline installer:

  1. Search for the latest offline dotNET Framework installer on the web.
  2. Download the installer and start the process.
  3. The installation can take some time before the files are ready to install.
  4. Follow the instruction and, after the procedure is finished, restart PC.

Make sure that you are using an official Microsoft version from the verified site.

Use DISM with a dedicated system drive

DISM is a nifty tool that can help you resolve this and similar issues in just a few simple steps. Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool have 2 ways to help you scan and resolve possible problems:

  • by using the update service.
  • with a USB/DVD system drive.

Follow these instructions to utilize DISM tool and fix update issues:

  1. Right-click Start and run Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. In the command line type following command:
      • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  3. If the update service is not available, you can use the second way. Insert USB/DVD media with system installation files and type (copy-paste) following command:
      • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\RepairSource\Windows /LimitAccess
  4. Don’t forget to change C:\RepairSource with the location of your repair source.
  5. Once the process is finished, restart your PC and try updating again.

Reinstall the system

If you’ve tried previous solutions and haven’t succeeded, we advise you to perform the clean reinstall. That way you’ll surely fix any given issue. Namely, the upgraded system is much more sustainable to errors than the one installed on the formatted hard drive. So, backup your files and license key, download the Media Creation Tool, and use USB or DVD to install the system. The process is not as lengthy as it seems and it’ll cost you much fewer nerves than waiting for Microsoft to resolve the issue.

That should wrap it up. In case you have any suggestions or remarks, feel free to tell us in the comments section below.


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