Fix: Windows Update error 0x800F081F in Windows 8.1

In this post, we will offer instructions on how to fix Windows Update error 0x800F081F in Windows 8.1 using the built-in DISM or CheckSUR tool to replace damaged or missing Windows Update files, using the System Update and Readiness Tool or CheckSUR tool. This built-in tool scans your Windows computer for inconsistencies, which may be  caused by various hardware failures or by software issues and potentially fix that corruption.  In the case of system inconsistencies and corruptions, you can use the Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) tool to update the files and correct the problem.

Windows Update error 0x800F081F

We have already seen how this tool can help resolve these installation errors by a corrupted Windows Component Store:

0×80070002, 0x8007000D, 0x8007370D, 0x8007370B, 0x8007371B, 0×80070490, 0x8007370A, 0×80070057, 0x800B0100, 0x800F081F, 0×80073712, 0x800736CC, 0x800705B9, 0×80070246, 0×80092003, 0x800B0101.

Today we will see how to use this tool to also fix Windows Update error 0x800F081F.

Open an elevated command prompt, type the following and hit Enter.

dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth

Once the operation completes successfully, type the following and hit Enter.

dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

dism cleanup Fix: Windows Update error 0x800F081F in Windows 8.1

Restart your computer and run Windows Update again.

In case this does not help, you can try the Windows Update Troubleshooter or check these post on how to troubleshoot Windows Update errors:

  1. Windows Updates fail to download or install
  2. Windows Updatenot working or page blank.

Hope something helps!

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • Mike0001

    But it’s the

    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    command that gives the error 0x800F081F!

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  • Mike0001

    In the end, I did a “system refresh.” All is working now, at least, all that I have re-installed so far. That’s two days of my life gone!

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