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0Xc1900208 Windows 10 Patch – Windows Update Cannot Read Required Files


0Xc1900208 Windows 10 Patch – Windows Update Cannot Read Required Files

The 0xc1900208 error is due to the fact that Windows 10 does not have access to the files it is looking to provide an update. The solution is to make sure that the system has access to the files it needs.

0Xc1900208 Windows 10 Patch – Windows Update Cannot Read Required Files

The error will usually have the following message:

Installation failed: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0xC1900208: Update Windows 10 Pro.

The reason for the error is the way Windows updates its software.

To provide an update, the system downloads a number of files from the Windows Update servers in the form of a large "Cabinet" file. This file allows the system to override these files/settings to be able to increase its functionality with a new edition.


The big problem with Windows Update is that if a * file/setting is damaged or corrupted during the process, the system will not be able to process the required files. That is the case here.


The cause of the error 0xC1900208 in particular is that Windows does not have access to the files/settings it needs to make the system work with new updates.

To fix the error, you need to make sure that the Windows Update service is working properly and then be able to get the right files/settings for the system to run smoothly again.


The steps to resolve the issue are to troubleshoot any issues with the Windows Update service (which involves using the Windows Update Troubleshooter) and then manage one of the system's subsystems.


1. Problem connector

The first step is to use the "Windows Update Troubleshooter" – which basically solves most of the default issues that Windows 10 will encounter with specific parts of its system.

  • Click the "Start" button (at the bottom of the taskbar)
  • In the left menu "charms", select "cog" (for Settings)
  • When the "Settings" panel is loaded, select "Update & Security"
  • In the left menu, select "Troubleshooting"
  • Click on "Windows Update"
  • Follow the steps on the screen

Once you're done, try running Windows Update again.

2. Run SFC+ DISM

The next step is to run the two built-in tools that Microsoft has included to fix errors like this.

The "SFC" and "DISM" tools were created to fix the problem in the core of Windows and work to fix everything, from Windows Update errors in Windows by not being able to run certain software.

You can use the following steps to use them:

  • Press the "Windows" + "S" keys on your keyboard
  • In the "Search" box, press "CMD"
  • In the list that appears, right click on the top list and select "Run as administrator"

This will load the "Quick Order" window, in which you can tap on the following:

  • "SFC/skannow" + press "Enter"
  • "DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth" + press "Enter"

Once you've done that, try updating Windows again. If that doesn't work, proceed to the next steps below.

3. Restart the Windows Update service

The next step is to restart the "service" that Windows uses to run Windows Update.

To do this, you can follow the steps described here:

  • If the CMD is not open (from the previous step), you need to reload it
  • To do this, press the "Windows" + "S" keys on your keyboard
  • In the search box, press "CMD" and then in the top list, right-click and select "Run as administrator"

With this opening, you will then have to type the following in the window (press "Enter" after each line):

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  • stop net wuauserv
  • stop net appidsvc
  • stop net cryptsvc
  • net stop msiserver
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  • netsh winhttp

Once done, you will also need to edit the Windows Update files (by pressing "Enter" after each line):

  • en% systemroot% SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
  • ren% systemroot% system32 catroot2 catroot2.bak

Finally, press as follows (pressing "Enter" after each line):

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  • wuauserv net start
  • net startup appidsvc
  • net start cryptsvc

4. Remove conflicting software

Finally, you will need to remove any conflicting software.

To do this, you need to follow the steps here:

  • Right-click on the "Start" button and select "Apps & Features"
  • Scroll down and select all the applications that are constantly running on the system, including antivirus and Internet monitoring systems.
  • Click on each one and select "Uninstall"
  • Once you're done, restart your PC and try updating again
Topic starter Posted : 14/08/2022 1:07 pm