This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error 0XC000000F if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Some updates were not installed. Failed: 39 updates                                                                   – Always shows a blue screen with the following error message.
– Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause.
You’ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don’t have any installation media (like a disk or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacture.

Error(s) found: Code 0XC000000F Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 0XC000000F Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   50 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError1562.log
Source: Device
Event ID: 5692
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: System Error
User: System
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 2.6.4144.74090, time stamp: 0×81676625
  • Faulting module name: Windows  error.dll, version: 5.2.3798.80854
  • Exception code: 0xa09b498b
  • Fault offset: 0xa01e762e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×774
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800a0e11295278
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: f5c15f31-3853-81a2-2941-3584gcg8c522
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_0xc000000f
  • 0XC000000F
  • WindowsUpdate_0XC000000Fe
  • 0XC000000Fe
  • 0XC000000F
  • fehler code 0XC000000F, foutcode 0XC000000F, fejlkode 0XC000000F, code d’erreur 0XC000000F, codice di errore 0XC000000F, feil kode 0XC000000F, cod de eroare 0XC000000F, código de error 0XC000000F

Cause of 0XC000000F Windows Update Error Code

  • Port Blocked
  • System Level Conflict

How to fix Windows Error 0XC000000F

Step 1: Disable Windows Firewall Temporarily

1. Hold Windows Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter Firewall.cpl and Press OK.

3. Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
Turn Windows Firewall on or off4. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)
5. Do the same for Public Network Setting.
Disable Windows Firewall6. Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

Step 2: Disable any installed Antivirus/Malware/Adware Program Temporarily:

Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft Windows installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 0XC000000F should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 16/02/2016
Solution ID: 587749

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