How to Fix the 0x800f0801 Error Code in Windows 11?

The process of Windows update may seem simple but it may make your system vulnerable. This happens because of the Windows 11 error 0x800f0801 which does not allow downloaded files to install on your system.  When CBS_E_NOT_APPLICABLE message appears on your screen, it can mean two things.

Either your computer can't handle the update or the update can't be installed on your system. If you want to learn how to fix this error, then read the solutions below. Before we move on to the solutions, let's first get to know what leads to Windows 11 0x800f0801 error. 

What Leads to the Error Code 0x800f0801-

This error code generally occurs because of the incompatibilities with Microsoft. Net Framework 3.5. This error appears when you enable the framework using Windows PowerShell or Deployment Image servicing and management. This error code only appears on Windows server 2012, Windows 10, and Windows 11. This error code does not appear on any other version of Windows. 

Different Ways to Fix 0x800f0801 Error Code on Windows 11

Carry out the different solutions mentioned below to fix the 0x800f0801 error code on Windows 11. 

1) Use the Troubleshooter

Step 1: First of all, press the Windows key and I key simultaneously to launch the Settings app and then go to System given in the left panel and then select Troubleshoot from the right side. 

Step 2: After entering the Troubleshoot menu, select the option of Other troubleshooters

Step 3: Then, scroll until you see the Windows Update troubleshooter. Once you find it, select Run right next to it. 

The troubleshooter will diagnose the issues causing the error and then it will recommend to you the solutions that you should apply to fix those issues. If you wish to use the advanced version of the troubleshooter, then use Restoro. It will scan your computer and repair the damaged files.  

2) Run DISM

Step 1: Open the search bar by pressing the Windows key and S key simultaneously. After that, enter cmd in the search area. Select command prompt from the results and then right-click on it to run it as administrator. 

Step 2: Enter the command given below and then press Enter. 

DISM /online /Cleanup-Image / ScanHealth

Wait for the process to complete. The process may take up to 10 minutes to complete. Once the process is over, restart your computer to make sure that the changes are applied. 

3) Update Windows Manually

Step 1: Launch the Settings app manually by pressing the Windows key and I key simultaneously. 

Step 2: In case you have any new updates to download, then select the Install Now button and wait for the process to end. Or else select Check for updates

There is a chance that this error is appearing because you are using an older version of Windows. This issue can easily be resolved by updating the OS. This will fix the bugs in the next software update. 

4) Use SFC Scan to Check System File Compatibility

Step 1: Open the Search bar and then select Command Prompt. Now, you need to select the option of Run as Administrator. 

Step 2: Type the command mentioned below and then press Enter

sfc  /scannow

Now, wait for the process to complete and then restart your PC to apply the changes made. SFC detects the corrupted files and then repairs them automatically on your computer.

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