Fix: Windows Update error 0x800F081F in Windows 10

In this post, we will offer instructions on how to fix Windows Update error 0x800F081F in Windows 10/8/7 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

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. The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase during INSTALL_UPDATES, 0x800F081F – 0x20003
  2. Windows Updates fail to download or install
  3. Windows Update not working or page blank.

Hope something helps!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Mike0001

    But it’s the

    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    command that gives the error 0x800F081F!

  2. 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!

  3. Guest

    Mike0001, if .NET Framework 3.5 is installed, do this and let me know if it works:

    1. Go to Control Panel –> Programs and Features
    2. Click Turn Windows features on or off
    3. Turn off .NET Framework 3.5

    Reboot when prompted

    For now,

    Run Windows Update –> Check for Updates
    … repeatedly until all updates have installed.

    Re-enable .Net Framework 3.5 following the same basic steps 1-3 above.

  4. Mike0001

    Too late! I re-installed Windows 8 instead!

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  6. Ahmad Alkhateeb

    this video works for me 100%

  7. Justin

    Thanks for this DISM was unable to retorehealth with .NET 3.5 running, turn it off and it fixed the component store corruption.
    Lucky I didn’t do a Non-destructive reinstall of Windows 8 and 8.1 as other Tech sites suggested!!!!

  8. M

    why the commands in your Command Prompt are yellow? how to make it?

  9. I have used a highlighter and edited the image. 🙂

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