Feature update to windows 10 version 21H2 failed to install? Here how to fix

When you try to install the Windows 10 Update 21H2, also known as ‘windows 10 November 2021 update’: The Update fails to install error 0x80080008, 0x80d02002, 0x80242006, or the update downloading procedure is stuck. There are several reasons behind this problem, “Feature update to Windows 10 version 21H1 failed to install ” might be due to corrupt Windows Update components, or third-party software conflicts etc. Here is every possible solution to fix windows 10 Feature update installation problems.

Issue: Feature update to Windows 10 version 21H2 Failed to install

Cause 01: When the download of windows 10 November 2021 update Version 21H2 is completed, Windows asks to restart the system to install the update. After the system’s restart, the November 2021 or Update is not installed and at the Update history you receive the following error: “Feature update to Windows 10, version 21H2: Failed to install…” (error: 0x80080008)

Cause 02: After checking for new updates, Windows is starting to download the November 2021 Update for Windows 10 version 21H2, but during the Downloading Updates operation, is stuck at xx% (e.g. at 85% or 99%) with error 0x80d02002.

First, make sure you have a stable internet connection To download windows updates from the Microsoft server. Also, Run Third-party system optimizers like Ccleaner to Cleanup Disk space by removing temp, system error, memory dump files, And fix broken registry error. Run System File Checker utility to make sure any corrupted system files not causing the issue. Also, Run DISM command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth to repair system image.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Microsoft has developed Windows Update Troubleshooter which analyzes your system particularly the windows update module and troubleshoots problems. We recommend, first Download the Windows Update Troubleshooter from the official Microsoft website. Run the update troubleshooter and let windows check and fix the problem itself. After complete, the process Restart windows and try to download and install windows update.

Turn off Windows Firewall

Press Windows Key + R, Type Firewall.cpl and Click OK. Click on “Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off”. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)

Turn off Windows firewall protection

Do the same for Public Network Setting, Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

 Disable any installed Antivirus/Malware/Adware Program Temporarily:

Sometimes Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft Windows installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Refer to your vendor’s website for disabling it temporarily. Once the windows update installation is done you can activate it again.

Updating Time, Region, and Language Settings

Normally Windows syncs your time according to the time zones automatically. If you have an incorrect time zone, it is likely to cause problems such as failure to install windows updates. Open windows settings Time & Language ->  date & time.

Check if your date and time are set correctly. If not, uncheck the options which say “set time automatically” and “set timezone automatically”. Then click “Change” underneath Change date and time. Set your time accordingly and also select your appropriate time zone. Also, disable “Auto-sync time”. Again from Region & language try using English United Kingdom/US.

Perform a clean boot

If these methods still don’t help, we recommend you to perform a clean boot to eliminate the influence of the 3rd party software and check again.

Reset Windows update components

If all the above methods failed to fix simply perform the command below to reset the windows update components. To do this open administrative Command Prompt and type following commands one-by-one followed by Enter key.

net stop wuauserv 

net stop cryptSvc 

net stop bits 

net stop msiserver 

Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old 

Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old 

net start wuauserv 

net start cryptSvc 

net start bits 

net start msiserver 

Close Command Prompt and Restart your computer. After the restart, go to Start Settings > Update & SecurityCheck for updates and install them.

Download and install the Windows 10 21H2 Update Manually

If all the above methods failed to fix then simply download the “Windows Update Assistant” from Microsoft website. Run the upgrade assistant click the Update Now button and follow the on-screen prompts to install the Update or manually upgrade to windows 10 21H1.

These are some most applicable solutions to fix Feature update to Windows 10 version 21H2 failed to install, windows update installation stuck, update installation failed with error 0x80080008, 0x80d02002 etc. Still. need any help feel free to discuss in the comments below, Also Read 5 Tweaks to fix windows 10 slow boot or startup problem.

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