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How to fix a "409 conflict" error?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The 409 error code means that a request cannot be completed because of a conflict with the current state of the target resource. This can happen when trying to create, update, or delete a resource that already exists or when trying to modify a resource that has been modified by another user since the last time it was retrieved.

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1. Check for conflicting updates

To check for conflicting updates, open the Windows Update Service. On the Home tab, in the taskbar, click Windows Update. In the Windows Update window, right-click the Update category, and then click Check for conflicts. If the conflicts are found, the Update Services will display a message that a conflict has been detected, and you will need to solve the conflict.

2. Try updating again later

  1. Click on the Windows Start button
  2. Type control panel in the search bar and press Enter
  3. Click on Control Panel
  4. Under the System and Security heading, click on Update and Security
  5. On the Update and Security page, under Available updates, click on Install updates
  6. If prompted to do so, click on the relevant update
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions
  8. If the update does not fix the 409 error code, then you may need to try restarting your computer
  9. If the update still does not fix the 409 error code, then you will need to try reinstalling Windows
  10. If the update still does not fix the 409 error code, then you will need to try restoring your computer to a previous point in time

3. Clear the browser's cache and cookies

  1. Open your browser and go to the address bar.
  2. Type "about:cache" and press Enter.
  3. In the about:cache page, click the "Clear browsing data" button.
  4. In the "Clear browsing data" page, click the "Clear cookies and cached data" button.
  5. In the "Clear cookies and cached data" page, click the "Clear all cookies and cached data" button.

4. Check your internet connection

  1. Try to connect to the internet through different devices.
  2. Check if your modem and router are up-to-date with the latest security patches.
  3. Make sure that you have a stable and fast internet connection.
  4. Try to connect to the internet through different browsers.
  5. Clear your cache and cookies.
  6. Try to reset your modem and router.
  7. Try to connect to the internet through different devices.
  8. Try to connect to the internet using a different internet service provider.

5. Try a different browser

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the website that is giving you the error.
  2. Click on the “gear” icon and select “Settings”.
  3. Under the “Advanced” section, click on the “Browsers” tab.
  4. Select the browser that you want to use and click on the “Advanced” button.
  5. In the “Browsers” section, click on the “Reset” button.
  6. Click on the “Reset” button again and then on the “Close” button.