How do I work around error 800F0902?

I keep trying to install latest updates, and they fail.  Update history shows error 800F0902, for all latest updates.  This has been going on for a while.  Can anyone explain in very simple/ precise terms, how to fix this?

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Last updated June 15, 2019 Views 159,028 Applies to:



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Some time it might be a corrupt installation might create this issue.


Make sure you remove the failed updates completely from the 'Programs and Features' and then try to perform Windows Update.


1. Please go to Control Panel select ‘Programs and Features’, click on view installed updates and then uninstall the updates that failed to install and gave you an error 800F0902.


2. If you are not able to remove the update from ‘Programs and Features’, please use the windows cleanup utility tool to remove the updates.


Please use the link below to download the windows clean up utility:  

3. Once you uninstall the updates that failed to install, try to reset the Windows Update components.

4. Access the below link and try the Fix it tool mentioned in the article to automatically reset the Windows Update components:

5. Download the System Readiness Tool before you perform Windows Update.


6. Here is a link to download System Readiness Tool and it also talks about description of System Readiness Tool:

7.Now try to perform windows Update.


8. It should work now.


If the issue still persists, you can try running the System File Checker (SFC.exe) and check if the issue persists.  To do this, follow these steps:


1.       Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.


2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:


sfc /scannow


The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions

Refer the link for further information:

Let us know if you come across any issues.

Manasa P- Microsoft Support

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