This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error 80200020 or 0x80200020 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 updated were not installed. Failed: 54 updates – KB3081424.

Error(s) found: Code 80200020 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 80200020 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError8941.log
Source: System
Event ID: 8696
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: System Error
User: User
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 4.0.2484.96955, time stamp: 0×26501533
  • Faulting module name: Windows  error.dll, version: 1.0.7711.34070
  • Exception code: 0xc03a463g
  • Fault offset: 0xc08d855g
  • Faulting process ID: 0×842
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800g0a78526314
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: b9e38c53-5761-13c8-7989-5846egg3c739
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80200020
  • 80200020
  • WindowsUpdate_80200020e
  • 80200020e
  • 0x80200020
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Cause of 80200020 Windows Update Error Code

  • Port Blocked
  • Temporary store location contains active threat

Steps to resolve Windows Error Code 80200020

Step 1: Check for system corruption

1. Press Windows Key + R and Enter cmd
2. Click OK.
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “os” integrity it will automatically fix it.

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

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

Step 2: Temporarily Disable Windows Firewall Setting

1. In Start Search box type Windows Firewall
Open Windows Firewall2. Click on Windows Firewall.
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 80200020 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: 07/02/2016
Solution ID: 329080

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