How to Fix Error 0xc1900208 in Windows 10 - Windows Basics


Thursday, September 12, 2019

How to Fix Error 0xc1900208 in Windows 10

Seeing the error code 0xc1900208 when you’re performing a Windows update? Don’t worry… Although it’s incredibly frustrating, you’re definitely not the only one to experience this problem. 
Thousands of Windows 10 users have recently reported the very same issue. More importantly, you should be able to fix it pretty easily…
Method 1: Run Windows Update troubleshooter
This is the quickest and easiest fix to try when you’re seeing the error code 0xc1900208. Windows Update troubleshooter is a built-in tool in Windows operating system that can automatically diagnose and resolve any issues regarding Windows Update. Follow the instructions below to run Windows Update troubleshooter:
1. On your keyboard, press the Windows keysand type troubleshoot. In the list of search results, select Troubleshoot.
2. In the pop-up window, select Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter. You’ll be prompted for permission. Click Yes to run Windows Update troubleshooter.
3. Click Apply this fix.

Windows Update troubleshooter will try to fix the issue for you. You can restart your PC and try to perform a Windows update again. If it still doesn’t work, try the next fix, below.
Method 2: Resetting Windows Update Components
1. Open an elevated command prompt by pressing the Start button, typing cmd and then opening as a Administrator.
2. In the elevated command prompt type the following commands to stop the following Windows Update related services:
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
3. Rename the softwaredistribution folder backup copies. This can be done by entering the following commands:
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
4. Restart the services you stopped earlier using these commands:
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc
Restart your PC and check if Windows Update stop producing the error when you try to update.
Method 3: Uninstall Conflicting Software
It is known that some third software could conflict with the Windows Update, and the Windows Update error 0xc1900208 could occur. Here are steps you could follow to find the incompatible program.
1.Press Windows Key + E altogether to open the File Explorer.
2. Copy and paste C:\Windows\Panther in the address bar and hit Enter.
3.In the Panther folder, search for the Compat*.xml file with the latest time stamp.
4. Open the file with Notepad or any other Text Editor.
5. You could view the name of the conflicting software.
6. Press Windows Key+ R simultaneously to launch the Run dialog. Type appwiz.cpl in the text filed and hit Enter.
8. In the Programs and Features window, locate the conflicting program and right-click on it and then click Uninstall.
9. Reboot your PC and to run the Windows Upgrade to confirm if the issue has been solved.
Hope the above-mentioned troubleshooting steps could fix your Windows Update error 0xc1900208 in Windows 10.

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