Windows 10: Windows update error; 0x800f0988

Discus and support Windows update error; 0x800f0988 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi all, I'm new here so apologise in advance if this is the wrong place, or if I miss something... But here goes. And thanks for having me! Win... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by BenboFoSho, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Windows update error; 0x800f0988


    Hi all,

    I'm new here so apologise in advance if this is the wrong place, or if I miss something... But here goes. And thanks for having me!

    Win version; 2004 (19041.630)

    I've been struggling for weeks up update Win10, this is the error code 0x800f0988.
    This is the update; 2021-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based Systems (KB4601319)

    Windows update error; 0x800f0988 [​IMG]


    It downloads in a fraction of a second (unlikely), and then on the install hangs on 20% for a bit, then 73% for less time, then 100%. Then error.

    I've ran the Windows Troubleshooter and get;

    Windows update error; 0x800f0988 [​IMG]


    • I've tried excluding it from the DEP (Data Execution Protection), but you can't set DEP attributes on x64 executables.
    • I've restarted the services, following; https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...1-5712477faf4e
    • I've followed this; Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 and ran the bat file
    • I've tried manually downloading the files from the widows catalogue, and installing it, the progress bar looks to hang at 20% ish to, but it failed after it reached 100%.
    • I've even tried Restoro which I regret, the free scan highlighted a fixable issue with WaasMerdic.exe so I paid the subscription and ran it.
    • enabled 'download over metered connections'

    I'm completely stuck now...
    Any helps appreciated. So thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    BenboFoSho, Mar 5, 2021
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  2. (KB4532695) -Error 0x800f0988

    Have a look at the steps in this tut. They would probably help you out of this dilemma.
    How to Fix Update Error 0x800f0988 on Windows 10
     
    IronZorg89, Mar 5, 2021
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  3. update error 0x800f0988

    Windows 10 update error

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    olinchristenbury, Mar 5, 2021
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  4. Zaki_j Win User

    Windows update error; 0x800f0988

    Windows 10 KB4556799 update fails to install with error code 0x800f0988

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that you are facing issues installing KB4556799.
    We appreciate your efforts in troubleshooting the issue and providing us the detailed information about the issue.

    • Are you able to install other windows updates?

    I suggest you refer and follow the suggestion from the article
    Updates Failed with Errors: 0x80073701, 0x800f0988
    and check if you are able to install the update.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards,

    Zaki
     
    Zaki_j, Mar 5, 2021
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