0xc1900223 : Steps to solve Windows 10 Feature Update

Error code 0xc1900223 pops up whenever Windows users try to install Updates.

This error occurs for users who try to install Feature update on their Windows 10 PC or laptop.

We have covered plenty of Errors that users face while updating windows. Solutions to these kinds of errors are almost similar.

We also have workarounds to this error 0xc1900223 for you. This means you can download and install available updates on your windows 10 through other means too.

Microsoft’s Update Catalog and Media creation tool can come in handy to avoid error 0xc1900223 on Windows 10.


How to Fix Feature update error 0xc1900223


You can try several things to fix this error, and this information is widely available on the internet. But, today, we will be sharing only a couple of things that have worked for windows users facing this Update error code 0xc1900223.

Please follow the below solutions to the error, and we hope you will be able to get rid of this error on your own without hassle.

Before moving forward with the solutions, Please make sure of a few things like:

  1. You have a stable internet connection
  2. Disable Virtual Private network(VPN)
  3. Temporarily Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software.


Method 1: Run Windows Troubleshooter to solve 0xc1900223


I always start with Windows Troubleshooter as my goto method whenever I get the error on my PC while Updating Windows.

Microsoft provides these troubleshooters to fix minor issues on your PC that prevent you from getting things done.

In this case, error 0xc1900223 prevents you from downloading the Feature update on your Windows 10.

To Run, the troubleshooter just follow the simple steps mentioned below. If you have already tried this method, you can move on the method no 2.

  • Press Win + I Key to Open settings.
  • Click on Update and security.
  • Click on Troubleshooter from the left side of the window.
  • Now, click on Additional Troubleshooters.
  • Select Windows Update from the list and click on Run the Troubleshooter.
  • Wait for the troubleshooter to find problems in your PC related to windows update.
  • Click on Apply this Fix if it finds any issues.
  • Restart your PC.


Method 2: Rename Hosts file to fix 0xc1900223 error


In this method, you will rename a file called Hosts located in your C drive.
The Hosts file can be found in the drive where you have installed your Operating system. In most cases, it’s C drive.


Feature update Error 0xc1900223


You can Locate the Hosts file Here> C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

Right-click on Hosts and Rename the file to Hosts.old.

You need to be the admin to rename this file in your C drive so, if asked for confirmation; Click Yes.

Once you have renamed the file, go and check if this has solved the 0xc1900223 error for you or not.


Method 3: Flush DNS Cache to solve 0xc1900223


This is a simple method. If you have any problem with your network or DNS cache preventing you from downloading updates, all you have to do is to Flush the DNS Cache.

You can do by opening the Command prompt or Windows Powershell as Administrator.

Steps to flush DNS Cache:

Right-click on the Start button and click on Command prompt/Windows Powershell(Admin)
Now type these four commands in the window and press enter after each.


ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew


If you have used the command prompt before, this should be very easy for you.

Once all the above commands are executed successfully, you can now go ahead and restart your PC.


Workarounds to Update your PC without Errors


If none of the above methods works for you to download and install the latest updates on your Windows 10 PC, you can try these workarounds.
These are just alternative ways that you can perform to update your PC.

1) Use the Media Creation tool:

Microsoft provides this tool to create a Bootable USB drive for windows 10. You already know this if you upgraded your PC from windows 8 to windows 10.

But, the Media Creation tool can also be used to Update your PC.

Download the Tool from Here if you don’t already have it.

Run it and Click on Upgrade this PC.

The Media Creation tool will update your PC without any errors like 0xc1900223, and it will keep all your files and data as well.


2) Manually Download the update:

Yes, you can do it on your own. All you need is the updated name.

Since this error occurs mainly for users trying to install feature updates, you will have to find out the update name from the Windows update history window.

You can access Update history on the windows update window itself. Once you have the update’s name, go to the Windows update Catalogue website and search for the update.

Few results will be shown to you. Instead, download the one that matches your PC Specs.

Open the file once it is downloaded, and it will start the update seamlessly.

I hope by now you must have fixed error code 0xc1900223 in windows 10. Let us know in the comments which method worked for you.

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