Fix Windows Update error 0x80092004

The reason for Windows Update error 0x80092004 could be many, but generally, it’s not your hardware or installed driver software. Microsoft releases updates which are either not supposed to go out, or you install them when you hit the Check for Update button The later can install updates which haven’t finished testing yet. If you receive this error, follow the solutions below to resolve Windows Update error 0x80092004.

  1. Remove recent updates and packages
  2. Delete Files from Software Distribution folder
  3. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
  4. Install the Update manually or wait for it to be offered to your system.

Windows Update error 0x80092004


1] Remove recent updates & packages

When an update fails, it usually rolls back and cleans up everything behind it. In case it doesn’t, you can manually clean that package. Go to Update History and figure out what KB updates were installed.  Once you figure it out, you can then execute the DISM tool to manually remove it.

Execute this command – it will give you a list of packages installed recently-

Dism /online /Get-Packages

Figure out the name of the package that is most recent. It may look like how it is as below. Run the Remove Package program to remove it.

dism.exe /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_RollupFix_Wrapper~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~16299.248.1.17 /packagename:Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~16299.125.1.6 /packagename:Package_for_RollupFix_Wrapper~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~16299.192.1.9 /packagename:Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~16299.192.1.9 /norestart

Reboot your computer.

Login back, and then run this command again.

Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Scan for updates.

NOTE: The remove package command is specifically for AMD 64 Bit machines which were popularly hit by the update. However, you can always try the same steps with any package or update.

2] Delete Files from Software Distribution Folder

Software Distribution Folder

When Windows downloads the updates, they are kept in a dedicated folder called as ‘SoftwareDistribution‘ (C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution). In case of faulty updates, you can delete the files manually from here. This will force the system to redownload the updates again.

3] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if that helps you. There is also an online WU Troubleshooter that may help you.

4] Install the Update Manually

If it is clear which update is causing the problem, you can manually download the KB update from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Just search for the KB and download. Once its complete, double click to execute the update, and the Windows Update system will pick it up.

Alternatively, you could wait for the update to be offered to your system and then install it,

Let us know if any of these solutions helped you to resolve this problem. A. confirmation from your side will only help us improve, and others as well. 

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