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How do you fix error code 0x800f0954?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The 0x800f0954 error code is a Windows Update error that occurs when trying to install updates. This error can occur for a number of reasons, including:

-The Windows Update service is not running

-There is an issue with the Windows Update server

-There is a problem with the update files themselves

-Your computer is not connected to the Internet

-Your firewall is blocking the Windows Update service

-You are running an outdated version of Windows

-There is a problem with the Windows Update component on your computer

If you are seeing this error, it is likely that one of the above issues is preventing the Windows Update service from running correctly. To resolve the issue, you will need to troubleshoot each of the potential causes to find the root cause of the problem.

1. Try again later

If you are experiencing an error code 0x800f0954, you will need to take the following steps in order to try again later:

  1. Locate the error code on your computer.
  2. Open the Windows Error Reporting tool.
  3. Select the problem that you are experiencing.
  4. Click the Try Again button.

2. Check your firewall settings

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on the System and Security category.
  3. Click on the Windows Firewall item.
  4. On the Windows Firewall window, click on the Allow an app or program through the firewall button.
  5. In the What do you want to allow box, click on the application you want to allow.
  6. In the Applies to box, click on the desired network connections.
  7. In the Custom Level box, click on the Allow all connections option.
  8. Click on the OK button.

3. Check your antivirus settings

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Under Security, find and click on Antivirus.
  3. Under Antivirus settings, make sure that the checkbox next to On startup is checked.
  4. Click on the toggle switch next to Auto-update to turn it off.
  5. Click on the toggle switch next to Scan files to turn it off.
  6. Click on the blue shield to the right of the Virus name to close the Antivirus settings screen.

4. Check your proxy settings

  1. Open the " SYSTEM " folder in your computer.
  2. Locate the file " proxy.pac " and open it with a text editor.
  3. Locate the line that reads " # Use the proxy server listed in the "Proxies" section of your router" and replace it with the IP address of your proxy server.
  4. Save the file.

5. Check for updates to Windows

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on System and Security.
  3. Under System and Security, click on Windows Update.
  4. On the left-hand side, under Windows Update, click on Check for updates.
  5. If there are any updates available, Windows will start to download and install them.
  6. If there are any updates that are required, you will be prompted to restart your computer.
  7. After your computer has restarted, you will be able to continue using it.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Check your internet connection
  2. Check for updates to your apps
  3. Try the Windows Store app troubleshooter
  4. Try the Microsoft Fix it tool for Windows Store apps
  5. Reset the Windows Store cache