How to Fix Windows Update Error code 0x800f0805 in Windows 10

Are you seeing the error code 0x800f0805 when you are trying to download and install Windows Update? This error may happen due to various reasons. Simply follow these fixes to solve the issue on your computer.

Fix-1  Run a batch file to fix the issue-

1. At first, you need to search for “Notepad“.

2. Then, click on “Notepad” in the elevated search result.




3. Once the Notepad has opened, copy these commands and paste them on the Notepad page.

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
Del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\*.*"
rmdir %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution /S /Q
rmdir %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 /S /Q
cd /d %windir%\system32

regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll
regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll
regsvr32.exe /s shdocvw.dll
regsvr32.exe /s browseui.dll
regsvr32.exe /s jscript.dll
regsvr32.exe /s vbscript.dll
regsvr32.exe /s scrrun.dll
regsvr32.exe /s msxml.dll
regsvr32.exe /s msxml3.dll
regsvr32.exe /s msxml6.dll
regsvr32.exe /s actxprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe /s softpub.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wintrust.dll
regsvr32.exe /s dssenh.dll
regsvr32.exe /s rsaenh.dll
regsvr32.exe /s gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe /s sccbase.dll
regsvr32.exe /s slbcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe /s cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32.exe /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32.exe /s ole32.dll
regsvr32.exe /s shell32.dll
regsvr32.exe /s initpki.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wups.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wups2.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32.exe /s qmgr.dll
regsvr32.exe /s qmgrprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wucltux.dll
regsvr32.exe /s muweb.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuwebv.dll
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset proxy
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc


3. Click on “File” and then, click on “Save as“.


Save As


4. Now, set the File name: as “fix_update.bat” and click on “Save as type:” and set it as “All files“.

5. Finally, click on “Save” to save the batch file.


Fix Update Batch Save


Once you have saved the file, close the Notepad window.

7. Go to the location where you just saved the batch file.

8. Now, right-click on “fix_update.bat“, and then, click on “Run as administrator“.


Fix As Admin


Wait till the process is complete. Then reboot your computer.

After rebooting your computer, try to update your device again.


Fix-2 Update your system with MCT-

You can create a Windows Media Creation Tool (MCT) to update your Windows 10. It is a very easy process, simply follow these easy steps.

1. Visit the Microsoft Software download page.

2. After opening the website, click on the “Download tool now” to download the installation media on your computer.


Download Tool Now


3. Choose a suitable location to download the package.

4. Click on “Save” to save the package.




3. Go to the location where you have downloaded the file on your computer.

4. Then, double click on “MediaCreationTool2004“.


Mct Double Click


5. Once you are in the Setup screen, click on “Accept” to accept the terms and conditions.




6. Then you need to choose “Upgrade this PC now” from the given options.

7. After that, click on “Next” to start the up-gradation process.




Media Creation Tool will detect the exact update package for your device. It will download and install the package on your computer.

Restart your computer to complete the installation process.

After rebooting, you will have your computer updated.


Fix-3 Update from Microsoft website-

If you are facing this issue with Windows feature updates (like Windows 10 May 2020 Update) then, follow these easy steps-

1. Visit this link.

2. Once you have opened the site, click on “Update Now“.


Update Now


2. Visit the download location on your drive.

3. Double click on “Windows10Upgrade9252“.


Update Tool Double Clic


The application will run on your computer and download and install the latest feature update package suitable for your computer.

Depending upon the update package, it may take 30 minutes -1 hour to complete the process.

Please be patient.


Windowsupdate Assistant


4. Your device will reboot automatically once you “Exit” the setup.




You should be going through the up-gradation process without facing any error.

3 thoughts on “How to Fix Windows Update Error code 0x800f0805 in Windows 10”

  1. Thank you! The first fix solved the problem! I was trying everything and was afraid I would never get it to work. I appreciate the help.

  2. Excellent and easy to follow and certainly the best set of fixes I have encountered on the internet. Sadly for me nothing worked although method 2 looked positive and even re-booted twice on the install and then gave me the message “0x8007001F-0x20006, The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during REPLICATE_OC operation.” Nothing else worked unfortunately.

    So I am still stuck after weeks of trying different solutions so if you have any further suggestions I would appreciate it. Once again many thanks.

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