Nowadays, many Windows users are upgrading their old versions to Windows 11 to experience unprecedented advanced features. Unlike older versions, Windows 11 comes with some aspiring tools and services to enhance the excellent user experience. But now, some Windows users are complaining about the Update Error Code 0x800f0801 and preventing them from installing the downloaded files on the system.

Errors are very common among Windows users, but this new error code prevents them from using their system smoothly, so we need to fix it as soon as possible. If you ever see a CBS_E_NOT_APPLICABLE message on the screen during the update, it indicates that your system is not ready to complete the process. If you are getting the Update Error Code 0x800f0801 on your Windows 11, then you can follow this article to get all the fixes to resolve the same. Let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Run Update Troubleshooter:

The first attempt to resolve the Update Error Code 0x800f0801 issue is running the Windows built-in troubleshooter. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type Windows + I altogether to open the Settings window.
  • Then select System from the left pane menu and click on Troubleshooter.
  • Now click on the Other-troubleshooters option, and from the next screen, click on the Run button beside the Windows Update option. 
  • Finally, restart your system and see the error eliminated from your system.

Fix 2: Run SFC Scan:

Sometimes repairing the system files might help you to resolve the Update Error Code 0x800f0801 in your Windows 11. This built-in tool automatically detects corrupted system files and repairs them in no time. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type cmd in the Windows 11 search box and open the Command Prompt result from the search result. You need to make sure you opened the window with Administrator privilege. sfc/ scannow
  • Once you are in the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter,

Sfc /scannow

  • Now the scanning process will begin on its own. 
  • Finally, restart the system and see how you can update your Windows or not.

Fix 3: Enable Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5:

Another solution to tackle the Update Error Code 0x800f0801 in Windows 11 is activating Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 feature. This solution helped several users from getting rid of the same issue. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to open the RUN dialog box, type appwiz.cpl, and click on OK.
  • Inside the Program and Features window, click on the Turn Windows features on or off option.
  • In the newly opened screen, tick the checkbox beside .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) option and click on OK.
  • Finally, restart the system and see the issue disappear from your system forever.

Fix 4: Run DISM Scan:

At times, the SFC scanning tool not only helps you to repair system files, but you also need to run the DISM tool to restore those repaired files. To do so,

  • Firstly, type cmd in the Windows 11 search box and open the Command Prompt result from the search result. You need to make sure you opened the window with Administrator privilege. 
  • Once you are in the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter,

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • After executing all the above commands, restart the system and see the error resolved for you.

Fix 5: Update Windows Manually:

As per a few suffered users, updating the Windows manually helped them to resolve the Update Error Code 0x800f0801 in Windows 11. To do so,

  • Firstly, go to the Start menu and select the Settings app.
  • In the Settings screen, click on Windows Update from the left side.
  • Then click on Check for updates button and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process manually.
  • Finally, see how the said error is disturbing you or not.

Fix 6: Reset Window Update Component:

Sometimes resetting the Windows update component might allow you to resolve the Update Error Code 0x800f0801. To do so,

  • Firstly, type cmd in the Windows 11 search box and open the Command Prompt result from the search result. You need to make sure you opened the window with Administrator privilege. 
  • Once you are in the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter after each one,

net stop bits

 net stop wuauserv

 net stop appidsvc

 net stop cryptsvc

 Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Network\\Downloader\\*.*”

 rmdir %systemroot%\\SoftwareDistribution /S /Q

 rmdir %systemroot%\\system32\\catroot2 /S /Q

 regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll

 regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll

 regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll

 netsh winsock reset

 netsh winsock reset proxy

 net start bits

 net start wuauserv

 net start appidsvc

 net start cryptsvc

  • After executing the commands, see now your Windows updating smoothly.

Fix 7: Reset Windows Update Service:

If any of the above solutions do not help you, then you need to reset the Windows Update service. To do so,

  • Firstly, type Windows + R simultaneously to open the RUN dialog box, type services.msc and press on OK button.
  • In the Services window, scroll down and select Windows Update service.
  • Then right-click over it and select the Properties option from the sub-menu.Windows Update Service
  • On the next screen, set Startup type as automatic and Service status as running.
  • Finally, restart the system and see now you escaped from the said error.

These are the top solutions to fix the Update Error Code 0x800f0801 on Windows 11. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, then please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.