Sometimes, the user faces Update Error 0x800f0988 in Window 11 &10, while installing updates. This error usually occurs when your update files are corrupted, hence you should remove it, and so you should recreate it. In this blog, you will read the method to update error 0x800f0988 in Window 11&10. For more info, visit to office.com/myaccount.
Method To Troubleshoot Update Error 0x800f0988 in Window 11&10:
1. Clean up WinSxS Folder:
First, you should open Windows 10’s search tool just by pressing the Win key + S key at the same time. After this, you should enter the cmd keyword in the search box which opens up on your screen. Here, you have to right-tap on the Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator. At this point, you should enter the command in the Prompt:
dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup and then tap on the Return key. At the end, you should Restart your system when the command has clean up the WinSxS folder.
2. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter:
To run the troubleshooter, you should open the search utility. After this, you should enter troubleshoot keyword in the search box. Then, you should tap on Troubleshoot settings in order to open the window. At this point, you should choose Windows Update and then tap on Run the troubleshooter in order to launch it. At last, you should implement the fixes which the troubleshooter gives.
3. Reset Windows Update Components:
To reset Window Update Components, you should open the Command Prompt as an administrator. After this, you should enter the separate commands in the Prompt’s window:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
Now, you should enter ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old in the Command Prompt and then tap on Return button.
At this point, you should enter ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old in the Prompt and then tap on the Enter key.
At last, you need to Restart the services just by entering the below commands:
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
Reset Window Update Component can fix the issue.
4. Reset Windows 10:
To reset Window 10, you should enter reset this PC in Windows 10’s search utility. After this, you should tap on Reset this PC option to open the window. Now, you should tap on the Get started button. At this point, you should choose the Keep my Files option. At last, you should tap on the Next and Reset option.
Through this way, the user can easily fix the problem of Update Error 0x800f0988 in Window 11&10. For more details related to problem, tap on www.office.com/setup.