This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error 8004FF83 or 0x8004FF83 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: 25 updates KB2691905.                                             – Error 8004FF83 installing Microsoft Security Essentials Update
Error(s) found: Code 8004FF83 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 8004FF83 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   50 mins
Difficulty Critical
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError7395.log
Source: Device
Event ID: 3636
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Critical Error
User: System
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 7.1.0465.34065, time stamp: 0×80246146
  • Faulting module name: Windows  log.dll, version: 6.7.6497.79238
  • Exception code: 0xb04d509e
  • Fault offset: 0xe02c684e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×948
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800e2d54480982
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: d1a84g33-8211-54d5-5294-9982cee5f484
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_8004ff83
  • 8004FF83
  • WindowsUpdate_8004FF83e
  • 8004FF83e
  • 0x8004FF83
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Cause of 8004FF83 Windows Update Error Code

  • DNS Conflict
  • System Level Conflict

How to fix Windows Error Code 8004FF83

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Disable Windows Firewall Temporarily

1. Hold Win Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter 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 code 8004FF83 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: 04/01/2016
Solution ID: 677573

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