Windows Update error code 800F0902 – Fixed

Are you getting Error code 800F0902 every time you try to Download and install windows update? If yes, then you are not alone, Lot of Users are facing this issue. The Error occurs in Windows 7 in most cases. People like to keep their windows up to date. But lot of time you just can’t do it because of some errors.

Today We will see what is error 800F0902 in Windows 7 and how to fix it easily.  We will share 3 ways to fix this issue. The Methods that we will share are common Troubleshooting ways to fix various Errors related to Windows update.  There are many factors responsible for errors like 800F0902 in Windows 7; Solutions may vary.

Reasons for Windows 7 update error 800F0902

There can be many reasons for such errors. If we had to name few we would list it as below.

  • No Internet Connection.
  • Corrupt System files.
  • Windows update service issue.
  • Windows module installer service issue.

So now that you know the reasons for 800F0902 error in windows 7, let us jump ahead and see how to fix this issue.


Fixing Error Code 800F0902 in Windows 7


Windows update Error code 800F0902

We have 3 Methods mentioned below in detail for your better understanding. We will take you through each of them.

1st method will Deal with Windows update service and Software Distribution Folder.

2nd Method will be about restarting Window Module Installer service.

3rd Method consists of Scanning for Corrupt files using Inbuilt tool.


Method #1: Renaming Software Distribution Folder

In this Method you will have to Rename Software distribution folder. But First, you will need to stop Windows update service. This all can be done by typing commands in Command prompt. Follow the Easy steps mentioned below


Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator by Clicking on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Right click on Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator.


Step 2: Now type “net stop wuauserv” and hit Enter. (This will stop Windows Update service)


Step 3: Type “ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old” and hit Enter. (This will Rename the Software distribution folder)


Step 4: Now Finally type “net start wuauserv” and hit enter. (This will Start Windows update Service again)


Step 5: All done now, Simply close Command prompt or Type Exit and hit enter.

After performing all the steps as mentioned above, now go and check for windows update again and see if you are getting error code 800F0902 or not.


Method #2 : Restarting Windows Module installer Service

In this Method to fix error 800F0902 we are only going to Restart Windows Module Installer Service. Steps are as follows.

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  • Click On Start
  • Type Services.msc in search and hit Enter.
  • From the list Services shown, Find Windows Module Installer.(Scroll down to bottom)
  • Click on it and to open its Properties, General tab will show you “Start” and “Stop” Options.
  • Click on Stop. Again do the same and Click on Start.

[/wpsm_list]You just Restarted the service, Now go and check for Windows update. This time you should not be getting error code 800F0902 on Windows 7 PC.


Method #3: Scanning for Corrupt System files.

There is a inbuilt tool that can scan for Corrupt system files in Windows. This tool works very well and sometimes also fixes issue with your Computer but not always. If both the above method fails to fix the issue for you, Please Do the following.

Open Command Prompt as Administrator and type “sfc /scannow” and hit enter. This process will take some time as there will be tons of files to be scanned. Once the Scan is done, It will Automatically show you If any file is corrupted and if there is, that file will be replaced.

Once this process finishes, Now again its time to see if you have solved the error or not. So go to Windows update and check for updates. Most probably, this time you should not get error 800F0902 when trying to update your system.

So today on we share 3 methods to fix error code 800F0902 in windows 7 which pops up when trying to check for updates. If any of the above mentioned method helps you to fix this error, then please take some time and comment below. Don’t hold back if you have any other way to fix this particular error code.

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