How to Fix Error 0x8000ffff in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

How to Fix Error 0x8000ffff in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

This guide is created to help you solve the error 0x8000ffff  in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. There are two suggested fixes that may help you deal with this error.  

With the release of Windows 10, there have been plenty of system update issues and errors that have been popping up and disturbing the ordinary Windows users. Countless bugs, problems and system issues keep appearing with every new update, and people sometimes face the need to fix them themselves until an update or an official fix is released. One of the recently popular issues is the Error 0x8000ffff in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This error has been identified by some users, for which the Anniversary update is not going as smooth as for others. As reported, this disturbing error may get the update stuck and may not complete the update process in some devices.

Here is what it states:

 “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607 – Error 0x8000ffff”.

A corrupted installation Media may be the reason for this problem and unfortunately, there are not many solutions that can help you solve it.

In this guide we will show you two methods, that may help you fix the 0x8000ffff Error, which have proved to be working for most of the users. You can check them below and let us know if they work for you.

Option 1: Manual Update with Media Creation Tool

If there are any corrupt files in the update, try to do the installation manually with the help of the Media creation Tool, instead of using the upgrade assistant. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to do that:

  • First, you will need to download the Media creation Tool. You can do this from here
  • Then, select Download Tool and Run it. Make sure you are running it as an Administrator.
  • Next, you will see a license page. Simply select “Accept” and continue.
  • A page will appear, asking you “What do you want to do?”. There you have to choose “Upgrade this PC now“, and then click NextThis will run the automatic download process of Windows 10. When the download is completed, the tool will navigate you through the update process.
  • If you are doing it for the first time, the Setup process will ask you to enter your product Key. In case that you are doing upgrades or reinstalling Windows 10, there is no need to enter it. If you intend to buy they Key later, simply select “I need to buy a Windows 10 product key”.
  • When the installation of Windows 10 is ready to run, a resume will appear, showing you the selections you have made on what will be kept through the upgrade. In case that you want to make some changes, choose “Change what to keep”. There you will see three options – “Keep personal files and apps”, “Keep personal files only”, and “Nothing”. Select the option that is corresponding to what you want to keep and proceed to the upgrade.
  • To activate the process, select “Install”. This way, the manual upgrade will be performed. It is perfectly normal if during the setup process your system gets restarted a few times.

Option 2. Re-install OS and update KB

  • Another option, that has been reported by some users as a working solution, which has solved the 0x8000ffff Error is the re-installation of the OS: You can try to install versions KB3159706 and KB2919355 and see if the problem is fixed

Did any of the above options work for you? If yes, a simple “Thanks” in the comments will be enough to warm our hearts. We keep working on finding effective solutions for various system bugs, so if you find them useful, please support us by spreading the word.

Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.

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