0x800f0982 – PSFX E MATCHING COMPONENT NOT FOUND

If you receive 0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND error when instaling the Windows 10 cumulative update, then you are not alone. Computers with Asian language packs installed on the computer are reported to receive this error. The same error code has been cited with two KB4493509, KB4495667 and KB4501835. In this post, we are looking at possible workaroungs.

0x800f0982 PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND

The cumulative updates are released as part of the Patch Tuesday. However, it looks like the bad luck of Windows 10 users hasn’t stopped. Here are things you should try:

  1. Uninstall and reinstall any recently added language packs.
  2. Uninstall older KB Updates
  3. Delay Windows Update
  4. Reset Windows 10

1] Uninstall & reinstall any recently added language packs

If you recently installed a language pack, we recommend that you uninstall it, reboot your computer, and then install it again.

  • Open the Settings app > Time & Language.
  • Click on Language option, and then select the language which you plan to uninstall
  • Select a language. It will enable two button — Options and Remove. 
  • Click on Remove button, and restart the computer.
  • Check if you can install the update.

To reinstall, follow our detailed guide to installing a language pack in Windows 10.

2] Uninstall KB Updates

0x800f0982 - PSFX E MATCHING COMPONENT NOT FOUND

One odd solution offered by Microsoft was to install April 2019 cumulative update. While I am not sure how to install it by clicking on the Windows Update button, but worse both updates have the same bug.

IMO, what Microsoft means is uninstall the older KB4495667  and KB4501835 update from your computer. Post uninstallation, click on the Update button and install the April 2019 cumulative update.

Follow our complete guide to remove the KB updates. You can do it by going to Windows 10 Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update > View update history and then click on Uninstall Updates.

3] Delay Windows Update

If you haven’t installed the Windows 10 cumulative update KB4493509, and Asian language is your priority, delay or pause the Windows update for next couple of days.

4] Reset Windows 10

Its a solution offered by Microsoft and its asking to Reset the Windows 10 computer. While you will not lose data, you will have to reinstall everything. Choose this as a last resort.

  1. Go to the Settings app > Recovery.
  2. Select Get Started under the Reset this PC recovery option.
  3. Select Keep my Files.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Let us know if these tips helped you to resolve the error on Windows 10.  Read more at the source.

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