If you have received 0x80 error codes on your PC, it’s usually due to a malfunction in your system’s operation. These errors often result from the incorrect installation or failed uninstallation of software that may have left invalid entries in your system.

Our research found that the 0x803f8001, 0x8000ffff, and 0x800f0922 are the most common error codes amongst all the 0x80 errors. These errors pop up while downloading apps from Windows Store, updating Windows Store, installing the latest Windows updates on your PC, or general OS troubleshooting.

This informative guide will cover most of the 0x80 error codes. We’ll also show you what the different 0x80 error codes mean, why they show up on your system’s screen and cause interference with your desired operations, and how you can fix them by applying easy and quick troubleshooting methods.

What is the 0x803f8001 error code?

What is the 0x80 error code?

Windows Store makes it easy to download, install, or update your apps. However, you may run into some errors while doing it. Quite a few users report seeing a 0x803F8001 error message on their screen that prevents them from accessing the Windows Store’s apps.

Users also see “Try again later” and “Something went wrong” error messages along with the code. When you get the error 0x803F8001, you can’t start installing/updating certain apps (e.g., Minecraft Java, Xbox/Xbox Game Bar) on Windows Store or get stuck in the middle of the downloading process.

0x803F8001 is one of the most common 0x80 error codes on Windows 10 and could be caused by many factors. Let’s find out why you see the error code on your PC and how to fix it.

How do I fix the 0x803f8001 error?

How do I fix the 0x80 error code while downloading apps

Try the following troubleshooting steps to fix the 0x803F8001 error while downloading/installing/updating Microsoft Store applications.

Retry installing or updating the app

A temporary glitch on Windows 10 can lead to a 0x803F8001 error code. Therefore, the first fix for the code is to close the error message and try to install or update the applications again. A few users got success by doing so.

Check for Windows updates

If retrying to install or update the application did not work, check for Windows updates. To do this, press Windows + I keys to access Windows Settings. Next, go to Update & Security and choose Windows Update in the left pane. Now click on Check for updates option and wait for the system to upgrade your Windows to the latest version.

Try re-registering Windows Store

Sometimes, you need to re-register to Windows Store to troubleshoot the 0x803F8001 error. To do this:

  • Press Windows and S keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open Windows search.
  • Type in cmd or Command Prompt in the box.
  • Right-click on the program and click on Run as administrator.
  • Copy and paste the following command and press Enter: “PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}.
  • Wait for the Command Prompt to execute the command and see if this fixes the error.

Run Windows Automatic repair tool

You can also use the Windows Automatic repair tool to fix the 0x803F8001 error code in the following way.

  • Launch the Windows Settings app and go to Update & Security.
  • Choose the Recovery option in the left pane.
  • On the right, click on the Advanced Startup option.
  • Next, select the “Restart Now” button to restart your computer in Advances startup mode.
  • When the PC reboots, select “Advanced Options –> Troubleshoot –> Automatic Repair” option.
  • Finally, wait for the PC to reboot again to resolve the Windows Store issue.

Turn on Windows location service

If the Windows location service is turned off on your PC, you can encounter a 0x803F8001 error code while installing or updating Windows Store applications. To turn on the location service, go to Settings –> Privacy –> Location –> Location service, and toggle the switch to turn the option On.

Disable proxy server

Using a proxy server can interfere with the Windows Store operation. Therefore, you need to uncheck the Proxy server before accessing Microsoft Store. To do this:

  • Open the Run dialog box on your Windows PC, type cpl, and hit Enter.
  • Go to the Connection tab and choose the LAN settings.
  • Ensure that the “Automatically detect settings option box is checked and the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” option box is unchecked.
  • After applying the changes, reboot your PC and verify that you can install and update your apps on Microsoft Store.

How do you reset Microsoft store?

How do you reset Microsoft store?

Resetting the Microsoft Store can often eliminate issues like downloading apps getting stuck halfway or installing/updating them on your Windows PC. You can do it via Microsoft Store settings in the following way.

  • Launch the Windows Settings app on your Windows PC.
  • From there, go to Apps –> Apps & Features and locate Microsoft Store in the list of apps.
  • Next, select Microsoft Store and click on the three-dotted button to access its Advanced Options.
  • Now scroll and select the Reset option and reboot your PC.
  • Head to the Microsoft Store and see if the 0x803F8001 error code persists.

What does 0x8000ffff error code mean?

The error code 0x8000ffff indicates that your Windows has update issues and something is broken. Users report that when they update their Windows and go back to Microsoft Store, the “Server stumbled” or “Unknow error occurred” error message pops up on their screens along with the 0x8000ffff code.

The 0x8000ffff is yet another 0x80 common error code that can also crop up when users create a system restore point on Windows PC or perform a software reinstallation. Following are a few reasons for the error.

  • Background services and startup programs are interfering with system restore point creation.
  • A software uninstall has left its traces, causing the error to popup on reinstall.
  • Microsoft Store cache contains corrupt data and needs to be cleared.
  • The Windows cryptographic service is turned off.
  • A network issue or wrong DNS settings are stemming the error code.
  • You are trying to download apps and games from Windows Store before updating your Windows.
  • Microsoft Store installation files are corrupt and need to be reinstalled.

How do I fix error code 0x8000ffff?

Fix 0X80 error codes while updating Microsoft Store

Depending on your issue, try the following troubleshooting steps to fix the 0x8000ffff error code.

Check Windows File system

You can use the Windows CHKDSK and SFC tools to verify the file system, look for system bugs, and fix the 0x8000ffff error code. To do this:

  • Search for the Command Prompt program and right-click on it to run it as administrator.
  • Next, type the chkdsk /r command and hit Enter.
  • Wait for some time to let the command scan your PC drive for errors and fix the bugs in the system.
  • If the issue persists, type: SFC /scannow and press the Enter key.
  • Now, the command will check for missing or corrupt Windows system files and troubleshoot the issues.
  • Finally, close the command prompt and verify the fix.

Run DISM program

If CHKDSK and SFC fail to work, run the DISM Restorehealth command on the Command Prompt to repair the Windows system store. To do this, type “DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth” and hit Enter. Next, wait for the command to complete (10-20 minutes). Finally, execute the SFC /scannow command.

Delete Microsoft Store cache

Deleting the Microsoft Store cache is a great way to fix the 0x8000ffff code. To do this, press Windows key + I or type Run in the Windows search box. Next, type wsreset.exe and hit the OK button.

A black command prompt window will pop up for a few seconds, indicating the Microsoft Store cache is cleared. Afterward, the Windows Store will launch itself.

Delete files in the Software Distribution folder

Sometimes, deleting the content of the Software Distribution folder may fix the 0x80 error code associated with Windows Update. You can do it in the following way.

  • Restart your Windows PC and run Command Prompt with administrative rights.
  • Consecutively execute the “net stop wuauserv” and “net stop bits” commands.
  • Now, launch Windows Explorer and Copy Paste C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution into the address bar.
  • Finally, open the Software Distribution folder to delete all files and reboot your PC.

Turn on Cryptographic Service

If the cryptographic service is turned off, the error 0x8000ffff can crop up after updating Windows 10 or creating a system restore point. To turn on the service:

  • Type Services on Windows search and click on the Services option with the gear icon.
  • Next, click on Cryptographic service on the right.
  • Ensure that the Startup type is set to Automatic and start the service if it is stopped.

Change DNS server address

A network issue is often the main reason for the 0x8000ffff error. However, you can troubleshoot it with the Windows network repair troubleshooter. To do this, type “Troubleshoot network” in the Windows search files and press Enter. Now, select the Network troubleshooter option and do the recommended steps.

If the troubleshooter fails to work and you still see the 0x8000ffff error, change your DNS setting in the following way.

  • Open the Windows search bar and type “Network” in the field.
  • Now select the Network & sharing option and select the Change adapter settings option.
  • Right-click on your network, click on Properties and go under the TCP/IPv4 properties.
  • Next, select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” option.
  • Enter for a privacy-focused DNS and for Google Public DNS.
  • Finally, apply the change and see if your issue is fixed.

Restart PC without background services and startup programs

You may see the error code 0x8000ffff while creating a new system restore point. To fix the issue, go to Start –> Windows Administrative Tools –> System –> Services –> and select “Hide all Microsoft services.

Next, select the “Disable All” option and go to the Startup tab. Now, disable all startup services under the “Open Task Manager” link and restart your PC. Try to create a system restore point and verify that the error is gone.

Do a complete uninstall

If the 0x8000ffff error occurs when you are reinstalling a software, the previous traces of the software is often the cause. To fix the issue, try these steps.

  • First, uninstall the software under Windows Apps & Features.
  • Next, delete the software traces by deleting its folder under “C:\Program Files\Users\\AppData\Local” and “C:\Program Files\Users\\AppData\Roaming” directories.
  • Now open Windows Registry Editor and click on Edit –> Find.
  • Next, type the software name on the Find field and remove all the found entries.
  • Finally, install the software without having to deal with the 0x8000ffff error.

Reinstall Microsoft Store

Sometimes, you need to reinstall the Microsoft store if all else fails to clear the 0x8000ffff error. To do this:

  • Open the Windows search bar from the Start menu and type “Powershell.”
  • Next, right-click on PowerShell and select the “Run as administrator” option.
  • Now a new window will pop up. Execute the following command “Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}”, and press Enter.
  • Finally, close Powershell and restart your PC to complete the reinstall process of the Microsoft Store.

What is error code 0x8000ffff on Xbox one?

The error code 0x8000ffff can occur on Xbox One after joining a party chat or running a game. Furthermore, you can get the error on Xbox 360 as well. To fix the issue, check the status of the Xbox Live server and wait out the outage. Furthermore, troubleshoot your internet connection and change the NAT settings.

How do I fix 0x8000ffff while downloading Minecraft?

How do I fix 0x8000ffff while downloading Minecraft?

You may get the 0x8000ffff error while redeeming the Minecraft Java code for Windows and downloading the game. The issue mostly happens when you install a fresh copy of the Windows version but do not run the Windows updates. Therefore, before downloading Minecraft Java, install the latest Windows updates to fix the error.

What does error 0x800F0922 mean?

What does error 0x800F0922 mean?

0x800F0922 is one of the most complex 0x80 error codes in Windows that points to an issue when downloading the latest Windows updates. The error also emerges when a low system partition is left when loading new system updates or when your PC fails to connect with the Windows Update Server.

Furthermore, when the Windows updates fail to install and the error shows up, all the changes are reverted. Additionally, the error code 0x800F0922 might pop up when you try to install or update the .NET framework.

How do I fix error 0x800F0922?

fix 0x80 error codes while updating Windows OS?

If you face problems applying the latest Windows updates, try the following troubleshooting methods to fix the 0x800F0922 error. We recommend a complete backup of the system and data before trying out any of the following fixes.

Add space to the system partition

You can use partition manager software to add partition space for the system. Resizing the partition can extend the reserved partition space and potentially fix the 0x800F0922 and 0x803f8001 errors while updating your Windows.

Disable VPN before running Windows update

Sometimes, downloading Windows updates with a VPN gives rise to issue like the 0x800F0922 error. To fix this,  disconnect from the network and turn off VPN software. Next, download the Microsoft Windows Update and restart your computer. Afterward, turn the VPN back on.

Reconfigure Windows update components

Resetting the Windows update components often does the trick to fix the 0x800F0922 error. To do this:

First, open Command Prompt with administrative rights and disable the Windows update components by executing “net stop wuauserv, net stop cryptSvc, net stop bits, net stop msiserver, ren C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old, and ren C:\\Windows\\System32\\catroot2 Catroot2.old” commands in a sequence.

Next, enable the Windows update components by executing the “net start wuauserv, net start cryptSvc, net start bits, net start msiserver, and net start wuauserv” commands and restart your computer. Now update Windows and see if the error persists.

Reset Windows

Are you still getting the 0x800F0922 error? Try to reset Windows to replace system files with a fresh batch. Doing so should clear the error code. You can do it by heading to Windows Settings –> Update and Security –> Recovery and then selecting “Get Started” under the “Reset this PC” option.

When you hit the reset button, your PC will reboot. At this time, you can select to keep your files or remove everything. We recommend that you first try doing it with the “Keep my files” option and then move to the “Remove everything” option.

Install updates manually

One of the quickest ways to resolve the 0x800F0922 error is to install the Windows updates manually. To do this, head to the Update & Security section under Settings and click on the “View update history” option. Next, note down the KB number that failed to install. Finally, download the KB number from the Microsoft update catalog page.

How do I fix net framework 3.5 installation error code 0x800F0922?

How do I fix net framework 3.5 installation error code 0x800F0922?

If you are getting the 0x800F0922 error when installing or updating the .NET framework, check whether the .NET framework is disabled on your PC. For this, go to the Windows Control Panel and search for Windows features. Next, click on the “Turn Windows features on and off” option and select the .Net framework checkbox.

Afterward, apply the changes and continue with installing the latest Windows updates.


We hope that this guide helped you fix multiple 0x80 error codes. We recommend that you do a complete system scan to rule out viruses that may cause such errors. Also, run the disk cleanup utility and Windows troubleshooter before trying out the fixes for each of the 0x80 error codes.