This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 8004FF01 or 0x8004FF01 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: 53 updates – KB2691905,  KB2691905, KB2487367, KB2539636, KB2468871 and KB2533523
Error(s) found: Code 8004FF01 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 8004FF01 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   45 mins
Difficulty Critical
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError1485.log
Source: Device-manager
Event ID: 4379
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Critical Error
User: User
Description:
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 5.6.2948.50615, time stamp: 0×75146729
  • Faulting module name: Windows  log.dll, version: 4.3.7677.96818
  • Exception code: 0xe01c152e
  • Fault offset: 0xa06f583c
  • Faulting process ID: 0×168
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800e7f52366657
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: b9e79c24-1419-33d4-9224-1524deg7g779
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_8004ff01
  • 8004FF01
  • WindowsUpdate_8004FF01e
  • 8004FF01e
  • 0x8004FF01
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Cause of 8004FF01 Windows Update Error Code

  • Application Conflict
  • System Level Conflict

How to Resolve Windows Error Code 8004FF01

Step 1: Temporarily Disable any installed 3rd Party Antivirus:

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.

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 8004FF01 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: 01/02/2016
Solution ID: 199485

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    April 13th, 2016

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