Windows 8 Windows 8.1

Fix : Windows 8.1 error 0X800F081F

This post will help you fix an issue with your Windows 8.1 based PC, where you get an error 0x800F081F. This error can occur due to corrupted Windows update files or certain hardware failures or device driver issues. Follow the methods below to solve this issue:

Method 1 : Update Device Drivers

  • Go to Windows Update,
  • Go to the start screen
  • Type Windows Update
  • Select from Optional Updates section
  • Check all the Hardware device driver updates available
  • Alternatively,
  • you can visit your Motherboard / Computer Manufacturer’s website to download and install the latest drivers.


Method 2 : System Update & Readiness tool

  • CheckSUR tool, can be used to check & replace the damaged & missing files in Windows Update
  • Press Windows logo key + X to open the power menu
  • policy3
  • Click on Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Now,
  • Type dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
  • When the process completes,
  • type
  • dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  • After the operation completes, Restart your computer
  • Run Windows update to check if the problem has been solved.
Windows 8

Fix : Windows 8 upgrade / clean installation fails

This post will help you fix an issue where the upgrade to Windows 8 or even a clean installation of Windows 8 fails with or without error.Your Windows 8 installation might fail with error : Windows 8 Installation has failed. This can happen due to a number of reasons. Some of the possible solutions are mentioned herein that might help you solve this issue.

Scenario 1

Windows 8 Upgrade from previous Windows versions

Method 1 : Update Readiness Tool

  • The first step should be to run the Windows 8 Update readiness tool. Click here to download . This will check if there are any update errors in your system and will fix them. This is one of the pre-installation steps that ensure a cleaner and stable windows 8 installation.

Method 2 : Security Software

  • If you have any antivirus software installed in your system, if it advisable to either uninstall it or disable it for the time being. Note: make sure you save your Antivirus ( security software) activation information for future installation.

Method 3 : Clear your Temp folder:

  • To do this, Go to run ( Windows logo key + R)
  • Type in %temp% and press Enter
  • Select all the files and folder inside the temp folder ( CTRL + A ) & Press Delete

Method 4: Hardware clean boot

  • Go to the Device Manager ( Control Panel )
  • Expand Display
  • Right Click on your display adapter and click on disable


  • Now, Do the same with your sound adapter & any network adapter installed in your system.


  • Restart your computer and try installing Windows 8.

Method 5 : If the installation still fails:

Random Tips:

  • Make sure you are using only one user account and no other account is logged on.
  • You can also choose to delete other user accounts that you might not be using.
  • Make sure your Computer updated fully. Run Windows Update to check.
  • Remove any non-essential hardware devices attached to your computer ( Printer, scanner, external hard disk etc.)
  • Make sure you have adequate hard disk space to upgrade to Windows 8
  • Make sure you have enough RAM.

Scenario 2 : Clean Install of Windows

Check the Minimum requirements for Installing Windows 8

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor
  • RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) |  2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) | 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Check if your computer is Windows 8 Compatible

  • Go to your Computer Manufacturer’s support website and check if the computer your are installing Windows 8 on is Windows 8 compatible or not.

Random Tips:

  • Make sure the Media ( DVD / USB ) is working correctly
  • Check your Hard disk drive for errors ( if this is a old hard disk drive and has partitions, it is advisable that you backup your data and delete all current partitions and creates new ones for Installing Windows 8 )
  • If this is a laptop, Check and make sure you install Windows with Power Adapter plugged in
  • If this is a desktop, check your SMPS ( PSU ) unit.

If the Windows 8 Installation still fails, you can use the comment section to notify me & I’ll try to solve your problem.