At times, you may encounter Windows Updates Error code 800F0A13 while installing certain updates. This could be caused due to corrupt or missing system files. When you run Windows Update, you could see the following error message:
Error(s) found: Code 800F0A13 Windows Update ran into a problem
Windows Update Error Code 800F0A13
To fix Windows Update Error Code 800F0A13 on your Windows system, follow these suggestions:
- Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Run the DISM command tool
- Use the System File Checker Tool
- Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State
- Perform a Startup Repair.
Before you begin, it is recommended to create a system restore point first. This will help you to revert the changes if you ever need it.
I would suggest you try them in a sequence way as it is done here. Let us see them in detail –
1] Use the Windows Update troubleshooter
In order to fix the error code 800F0A13, the first and foremost tip I recommend you run Windows Update Troubleshooter. It potentially resolves most of the problems related to the Windows Update. Here is how to do:
To do it, click on Start > Settings > Updates and Security > Troubleshoot.
Move to the right pane, scroll a bit, and then select Windows Update.
Click on Run the troubleshooter and let the Windows fix the problem automatically.
Once it completes the process, restart your device and check if it resolves the problem.
Furthermore, you can also consider running the Online Windows Update Troubleshooter of Microsoft.
2] Run the DISM command tool to repair the corrupted files
If the Windows Update Troubleshooter doesn’t fix the problem then you may try running the DISM command tool. Here is how to do it-
Type the following command and hit enter after each line to initiate the process –
Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Here you may need to wait for a while till the process gets completed.
After executing the DISM command, restart your computer.
3] Use the System File Checker Tool
System File Checker (SFC) is an inbuilt tool in the Windows OS that scan and replace the corrupted system files. It conflicts with the Windows Update Component and makes the updates fail. Follow the below suggestions to use this tool –
Open an elevated command prompt.
In the next window, type the below command and then hit Enter to initiate the process.
Wait for a while till the scanning process gets completed.
After that, restart your device and check if the Error Code 800F0A13 is still persisting.
4] Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State
Clean-boot troubleshooting is designed to isolate a performance problem. To perform clean-boot troubleshooting, you must take a number of actions, and then restart the computer after each action. You may need to manually disable one item after another to try and pinpoint the one that is causing the problem. Once you have identified the offender, you can consider removing or disabling it.
Often times, it happens that the Windows Update problem causes actually due to the third party application. In order to avoid this issue, you will have to clean boot your computer so that only the most essential files and services can be loaded. Here is how to perform the Windows clean boot:
Click on the Start button and type MSConfig. From the best match list, select the System Configuration option.
In the System Configuration window, navigate to the Services tab. Select the checkbox next to the Hide all Microsoft services and then click on the Disable all option.
Now, click on Apply and then the OK button to save the changes. After that, visit the Startup tab and click on the Open Task Manager link.
In the Task Manager window, make sure you’re on the Startup tab. Select each startup service one by one and then click on the Disable button.
Restart your computer and then check whether it fixed the problem.
If the issue still persists then open the System Configuration utility.
On the General tab, mark the checkbox next to the Load system services. Click the Apply > OK button to save the changes and restart it again.
If the problem is fixed now then enable the service one after another.
5] Run the Startup Repair
If the above methods fail to fix the error, you may consider performing the Startup Repair.
All the best!