Fix : Windows update fails with specific update package : error code : 0x80000FFFF , Windows 7 & Vista

After reading this post you will be able to solve a problem with Windows update where one or two updates might fail to install with a error similar to this : 0x80000FFFF . The solution mentioned below applies to Windows 7 & Vista Computer system with either x86 or x64 ( 32bit or 64bit ) architecture ).

For Windows Vista

Click on the Microsoft Fix IT link image below to download the fix ( Automatic Troubleshooting )



For Windows 7

  • Restart your computer & try to install the updates again.
  • If you have any USB storage or printing/scanning devices unplug them, restart your computer, try installing the updates again.
  • Download & Install this update for your Windows 7 Computer system : CLICK HERE
  • Go to Control panel
  • control_options ( top right corner )
  • Open Internet Options
  • ie_options
  • Refer the screenshot above,
  • Under Browsing History, click on Delete, then check all boxes and click on delete.
  • Now, Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder ( C being your root drive )
  • empty the folder
  • Restart your Computer