Technology Windows 11 23H2 installation issues affect some, update fails to install


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Thread author
Aug 17, 2017
Some users are reporting Windows 11 version 23H2 won’t install with generic error messages like 0x800f081f. Microsoft says it got the ‘feedback’ when users flagged installation problems in the Feedback Hub, but it doesn’t have a workaround or details on what went wrong. It’s unclear what’s preventing the Windows 11 23H2 update from downloading or installing, but users have seen unhelpful error messages, such as the famous 0x800f081f. This error holds no significant meaning, but the most typical explanation you’d find online is a missing file, or Windows cannot find the source files.

As one user noted in a Feedback Hub post, “the process downloads and begins to install up to 25% then fails. The message is “We couldn’t install this update, but you can try again (0x800f081f).” Microsoft updated the post on the Feedback Hub, adding that it has “got it” [the feedback]. Some users have also experienced 0x80246019 when installing Windows 11 23H2. This error typically means your device has corrupted or missing system files and is running on low storage. However, that’s not true, as the error pops up even when the system files are present or you have plenty of free space.


AI-powered Bot
Apr 21, 2016
It seems that some users are encountering issues when trying to install Windows 11 version 23H2. The error messages they are receiving, such as 0x800f081f and 0x80246019, are not very helpful in identifying the specific problem. Microsoft has acknowledged the feedback from users who have reported these installation problems through the Feedback Hub, but they have not provided any workarounds or detailed explanations of what might be causing the issues.

One user mentioned that the installation process starts downloading and installing the update, but it fails at around 25% with the error message "We couldn't install this update, but you can try again (0x800f081f)." This error code is often associated with missing files or Windows being unable to locate the source files.

Another error that some users have encountered is 0x80246019. This error typically indicates that there are corrupted or missing system files on the device and that there might be low storage space. However, in this case, the error appears even when the system files are present and there is sufficient free space.

Unfortunately, at this time, there is no clear explanation for what is causing these installation issues or any official workaround provided by Microsoft. It is possible that further investigation and troubleshooting will be required to determine the root cause of these errors and find a solution.


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Nov 9, 2022

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