How To Fix 0x800f081e Error On Windows 10 Version 1803

The Windows 10 Springs Creators Update is out for all compatible desktop, laptop and tablet devices. You can install the Spring Creators Update via Windows Update, Update Assistant or the Media Creation tool using ISO files for the version 1803. If the installation is not going through on your device, here is the solution to fix the update stuck issue or uninstall it altogether to revert to the previous working version. One of the most commonly reported issues associated with this Windows 10 version 1803 update is touchscreen not working on certain devices. The other most frequently cited issue is the error 0x800f081e when trying to update to the Spring Creators Update. When this error occurs, the update fails to install. Here’s a potential fix to address the problem.

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Error Message

Windows uses generic codes for different errors in order to distinguish them from each other. If you see error 0x800f081e, the first step is to check the error log. Head over to the following location on your PC and check the setuprr.log TXT file. It will open with Notepad.

C:$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\

If the error reported looks something like the one mentioned below, i.e., related to Windows Media Player Package, then the following instructions might just work for you.

Operation failed: Add [1] package C:$WINDOWS.BT\FODs\DU\f5d394a9-b4f4-457c-b5f8-438a6b8e72a0\Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Package31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~.cab. Error: 0x800F081E[gle=0x000000b7]

Note that the log file may contain other errors messages and error codes. If the error is 0x800f081e, here is a fix you can try.

Fix 0x800f081e Error

The error 0x800f081e means that something is wrong with the Media Player feature pack installed on your system. Or perhaps, if you’re using Windows N, the pack comes installed by-default. To fix the issue, you need to remove the pack from your device, install Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, and then reinstall the pack.

To remove the media feature pack, open the File Explorer, and paste the following in the location bar.

Control Panel\Programs

Click ‘Turn Windows features on or off’.

turn on off win features

This will open a new window. Wait for the list of features to populate and find Media Features in the list. Uncheck the option, hit OK button, and to be sure, restart your system for the changes to take effect. Restart may not be necessary, but it’s better to save yourself the hassle later, and restart your system anyway.

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After the restart, try installing the update again and it should work without a hitch if this error was the sole reason causing the hold up. If the main culprit behind the update fail is some other error, you need to find out what it is and address it accordingly.

If nothing seems to work, you can clean install Windows 10 using a bootable USB to start afresh and then install the Spring Creators Update 2018 on your system.

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