This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 80040111 or 0x80040111 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: 22 updates
-KB260411
Error(s) found: Code 80040111 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 80040111 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   45 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError4078.log
Source: System
Event ID: 4831
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Critical Error
User: Admin
Description:
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 2.4.9294.12663, time stamp: 0×53675456
  • Faulting module name: Windows  event.dll, version: 9.8.1298.89147
  • Exception code: 0xe01b028d
  • Fault offset: 0xb03b854e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×261
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800d8g30694733
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: f8b52a93-8253-29g7-1291-9295eed1e236
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80040111
  • 80040111
  • WindowsUpdate_80040111e
  • 80040111e
  • 0x80040111
  • fehler code 80040111, foutcode 80040111, fejlkode 80040111, code d’erreur 80040111, codice di errore 80040111, feil kode 80040111, cod de eroare 80040111, código de error 80040111

Cause of 80040111 Windows Update Error Code

  • Internet connectivity issue
  • System Level Conflict

How to fix Windows Error 80040111

Step 1: Disable Proxy
1. Hold Win Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter CMD and Press OK.
Office Resolve Error Proxy Check 3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)

 netsh winhttp show proxy 

Check Proxy Setting

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator

If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.

 You can contact our 24×7 Live support for any help during the whole process. 

Step 2: Check Windows Firewall Settings

1. Hold Win Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Type Firewall.cpl and Click 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.

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 80040111 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: 12/02/2016
Solution ID: 719448

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    April 13th, 2016

    Posted In: Microsoft Windows

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