Many users have reported that they are facing error:

we couldn’tError 0x800F0830 to windows 10.


When this kind of error occurs, it doesn’t allow to update the windows. It occurs while system tries to update windows operating system.
There could be many reasons to error code Error 0x800f0830 – 0x20003 like previous corrupted updates or hardware drivers or sometimes antivirus services also create some issues with windows updates.
As Windows Update errors are common, similarly you can fix many windows update errors by follow these steps:

Fix 1: Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows have its inbuilt Update Troubleshooter, using update troubleshooter should be the first step.

  1. Press Windows + S together.
  2. Type in troubleshoot and Enter.
  3. From the right-panel, click Additional troubleshooters.
  4. Select Windows update.
  5. Click Run the troubleshooter.
  6. Follow on-screen guidelines if any.
  7. When the utility comes up with a resolution, click – Apply this fix.

After performing these steps the issue should be resolved, if not please try to reset Windows Update Services by following next step.

Fix 2: Reset Windows Updates Services

By resetting Windows Update Services, you are guiding computer to recheck and install all the Windows Updates from the beginning. It will take time but can fix 0x800f0830 – 0x20003 windows 10.

  1. Start Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Input each of these separate commands and press Enter after each one:
    • net stop wuauserv
    • net stop bits
    • net stop appidsvc
    • net stop cryptsvc
  3. Press the Enter key after inputting this command:
    • ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
  4. Type this command into the Prompt and hit Enter:
    • ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
  5. Then input these four separate commands (press the Return key after entering each one):
    • net start bits
    • net start appidsvc
    • net start wuauserv
    • net start cryptsvc
  6. Close the Command Prompt.
  7. Restart your PC.

By executing these commands, you’ll reset Windows Updates and the Microsoft Update error 0x800f0830 should be fix. If you still face same error, try running SFC scan by following below steps.

Fix 3: Run a SFC Scan

  1. Press Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Type command.
  3. Click on Run as Administrator.
  4. Click on Yes.
  5. Type sfc/ scannow.
  6. Press Enter key on keyboard.
  7. Wait for the process to complete.

Now, try to update the windows again. If you still got 0x800f0830-0x20003 error, start your system with minimum services also called as Clean Boot.

Fix 4: Start Windows with Clean Boot.

  1. Press Windows key + R.
  2. Type in  MSConfig and click OK.
  3. Click Selective startup.
  4. Un-check Load startup items.
  5. Go to Services tab
  6. Check Hide all Microsoft services.
  7. Click on Disable all.
  8. Go to Startup tab.
  9. Click on Open Task Manager.
  10. Right-click on an enabled program and click on Disable.
  11. Click Apply and then OK.
  12. Restart the PC to start clean boot.

After your system comes back try updating windows. If you still face 0x800f0830 – 0x2003, try disabling developer mode by following next step.

Fix 5: Disable Developer Mode

  1. Press Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Update & Security.
  4. In left panel, click on For Developers.
  5. Switch-off Developer Mode.
  6. Restart your computer.

After your system comes back try updating windows again. If you still can’t get newest update, try to fix corrupted system components by following next step.

Fix 6: Fix corrupted system components

  1. Start Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Type below command
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  3. Press enter and please wait for the process to complete.
  4. Close command prompt.

Now, try to update windows again. If you still can’t install windows 10 update and get error code 0x800f0830 – 0x2003, then try disabling third party antivirus and anti-malware services by following below steps.

Fix 7: Disable Antivirus

  1. Press Windows key + R.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Uninstall all antivirus and anti-malware packages one by one.
  5. Restart your computer.

Try to update windows now, if issues is still not fixed it’s time to reset the windows. Don’t worry by resetting the windows you won’t loose your data, if you perform steps perfectly.

Fix 8: Reset Windows 10

  1. Press Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Update & Security.
  4. In left panel click on Recovery.
  5. Now in Reset this PC section, click on Get Started.
  6. After this Select Keep My Files option.
  7. Click on Next and follow on screen wizard to reset the PC.

After performing above step your system will have to install the updates from the beginning so it will take some time. If you still face same error then try in-place upgrade of your windows.

Fix 9: Try in-place Upgrade

  1. Open Software Download page of Microsoft.
  2. Get the Download tool now.
  3. Run the Downloaded toll.
  4. Allow User Account Control by Yes.
  5. When the license terms page shows up, Click on Accept.
  6. Click the radio button set before Upgrade this PC now.
  7. Click on Next.

By following above 9 steps, you can fix nearly all the Windows Update Errors.

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