How To Fix Windows Update Error 0xc1900223 Problem

There have been reports from Windows users getting Feature update to Windows 10 Error 0xc1900223 when trying to install Windows update. The problem usually occurs during installation of Windows update Version 1903 and when the updates is already at least 97%. In here, we are going to talk about the causes of this particular problem and the recommended solutions that you can try to fix Windows update Error 0xc1900223.

Fixing Windows Update Error 0xc1900223

There are several factors that can cause Windows update Error 0xc1900223 to occur such as issues with downloading update files, to a system failure or a corrupt in Windows update components. Other causes may include malware issues, corrupt DNS cache to issues with the hosts file. If you are getting Error 0xc1900223 while trying to update your Windows PC with version 1903, try the following solutions below to fix it.

But before performing the recommended troubleshooting solutions for this particular problem, I suggest that you try restarting your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and removes corrupt temporary data and is quite effective in fixing most software related issues.

Solution 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Since Windows update Error message 0xc1900223 is related to Windows update, the very first thing that you need to do is to run Windows Update Troubleshooter. Troubleshooter diagnoses problems and fixes them if there are any. Try this solution first and then check if the problem will be resolved.

To do this:

  1. Click on the Start menu button or Windows logo key located at the lower left.

     Error 0xc1900223

  2. Click Settings, an icon that looks like a gear to open Windows Settings section.

    Settings

  3. At windows setting section, click on Update and Security tab.

    Update and Security

  4. Click Troubleshoot at the left pane.

    Windows Update Error 0xc1900223

  5. At right pane, click Additional Troubleshooters

    Additional troubleshooter

  6. Locate and Click on Windows Update under the Get up and Running section

    Windows Update Error 0xc1900223

  7. Click Run the Troubleshooter tab. A new window opens and Windows will now detect problems

    Windows Update Error 0xc1900223

  8. After Windows Update Troubleshooter process is complete and it could not identify any problem, click on Close and Exit Settings Section.

    If a problem is detected, it will display recommended solutions to fix it.
    Windows Update Error 0xc1900223

After running Windows update troubleshooter, update Windows again and then check if Windows update Error message 0xc1900223 still occurs.

Solution 2: Run Windows Media Creation tool

If running Windows Update Troubleshooter did not fix Error 0xc1900223 problem during Windows 10 update of version 1903, you may need to use the Windows Media Creation tool instead to update Windows.

To do this:

  1. Download Windows Media creation tool from here.
  2. Click Download Tool now.
  3. Follow the onscreen instruction to install the tool.
  4. Click Accept to accept terms
  5. Click Upgrade this PC now option
  6. Click Next tab. Wait for update process to complete.
  7. Restart computer

After computer completely reboots, update Windows 10 again and then check if Error 0xc1900223 still occurs.

Solution 3: Disable VPN

There’s a possibility that Error 0xc1900223 occurs when you are using VPN software installed on your computer. To fix this, try to disable VPN software then restart your computer. Once computer completely reboots, try to update Windows again and then check if Error 0xc1900223 still occurs.

Solution 4: Flush DNS Cache

There are instances where Error 0xc1900223 usually occurs during Windows Update of version 1903 is because of network issues. Flushing DNS cache will clear its cache that can help issues with connectivity, security and other related issues that is preventing Windows update to be successfully installed.

To do this:

  1. Type “Command Prompt” at the search bar located at the lower left.
  2. Right click on Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu.. If User Account Control (UAC) appears, click OK.
  3. At Command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command
  4. Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter
  5. Type ipconfig /registerdns and press Enter
  6. Type ipconfig /release and press Enter
  7. Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter
  8. Restart computer.

After computer completely reboots, update Windows 10 again and then check if Error 0xc1900223 still occurs.

Solution 5: RUN DISM and SFC tool

If there are corrupt or missing system files for Windows Update, it can cause issues with updating. To fix this you may need to run the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) and SFC (System File Checker) tool to search for corrupt missing files and fixes them if there are any.

To run the DISM:

  1. Type Command Prompt at the search bar on your Windows located at the lower left.
  2. Right click on the Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu. This is required for administrative access. If a prompt User account control (UAC) appears, click OK.
  3. Type the following commands and then press Enter after each command
  4. Type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and press Enter. Wait for the command to complete as it can take some time.
  5. Type DISM /Online/Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth and press Enter. Wait for the command to complete as it can take some time.

After DISM scan is complete, update to Windows 10 again and then check if Error 0xc1900223 still occurs.

If after running DISM tool to update files and Update to Windows 10 version 1903 Error 0xc1900223 problem still occurs. You may need to RUN SFC tool to fix this problem.

To run the SFC scan:

  1. Type Command Prompt at the search bar on your Windows located at the lower left.
  2. Right click on the Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu. This is required for administrative access. If a prompt User account control (UAC) appears, click OK.
  3. Type the command sfc /scannow and press Enter . Windows will now scan for corrupt or missing update files. Wait for it to complete and make sure not to abort the process.

After running SFC and update files complete, update Windows 10 again and then check if Error 0xc1900223 still occurs

Solution 6: Reset Windows Update components

There are times when a bug in Windows update is what’s causing Error 0xc1900223 to occur. In order to fix this, you may need to reset Windows Update component.

To do this:

  1. At the search bar on your Windows located at the lower left, type “Command Prompt”
  2. Right click on the first result and select “Run as administrator” for command prompt admin access. If a prompt User account control (UAC) appears, click OK.
  3. At Command Prompt window, type the following commands in order and press the Enter key after each command:
  4. Type net stop bits at the command line followed by pressing the Enter key.
  5. Type net stop wuauserv  and press Enter
  6. Type net stop cryptSvc and press Enter
  7. Type net stop msiserver and press Enter
  8. Type ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old and press Enter
  9. Type ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old and press Enter
  10. Type net start bits and press Enter
  11. Type net start wuauserv and press Enter
  12. Type net start cryptSvc and press Enter
  13. Type net start msiserver and press Enter
  14. Exit Command Prompt window
  15. Restart your computer.

After computer completely reboots, update Windows 10 again and then check if Error 0xc1900223 still occurs

After following the solutions mentioned, you will successfully fix Windows update Error message 0xc1900223. For more troubleshooting videos, feel free to visit our TheDroidGuy Youtube Channel.

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