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How to fix the feature update to Windows 10 version 1607 error 0x80240031?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The feature update to Windows 10 version 1607 error 0x80240031 is a problem that can occur when trying to install the latest version of Windows 10. This error is typically caused by a corrupt or incomplete download of the update files. It can also be caused by a problem with the Windows Update service or the update files themselves. In some cases, this error can also be caused by a virus or malware infection.

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1. Try installing the update again

  1. Under System and Security, click Update and Security.
  2. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select the check box next to the update that you want to install.
  3. Click OK.
  4. If prompted, click Restart now.
  5. After the computer restarts, Windows Update should install the update.

2. If the update fails again, try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter

If the update fails again, try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter in order to fix feature update to windows 10 version 1607 error 0x80240031:

  1. Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter by pressing the Windows key + X and clicking on the Troubleshoot menu.
  2. In the Troubleshoot menu, click on the Recovery option.
  3. In the Recovery window, click on the Next button.
  4. In the Select a problem area window, select the Update category and then click on the Next button.
  5. In the Select a problem area window, select the Feature update to windows 10 version 1607 error 0x80240031 option and then click on the Next button.
  6. In the Select a problem area window, select the Update that you want to troubleshoot option and then click on the Next button.
  7. In the Details window, click on the Next button.
  8. In the Completion window, click on the Finish button.

3. If the Windows Update Troubleshooter doesn't help, try resetting the Windows Update components

  1. Open the Start menu and type "Windows Update"
  2. Click on "Windows Update" in the results
  3. Click on "Check for updates" in the Windows Update window
  4. If you have the "Automatic Update" feature enabled, Windows will automatically check for updates and install any that are available. If you do not have the "Automatic Update" feature enabled, you will need to click on the "Check for updates" button and then follow the instructions on the next screen to enable the feature.
  5. When Windows has finished checking for updates, it will show a list of available updates. Click on the "Install updates" button to install the updates.
  6. If you have the "Automatic Update" feature enabled, Windows will install the updates and then restart the computer. If you do not have the "Automatic Update" feature enabled, you will need to click on the "Restart now" button and then follow the instructions on the next screen to restart the computer.
  7. After the computer has restarted, you will need to log in to Windows again. You will see a message telling you that Windows has installed the updates and that you should restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Click on the "Restart now" button to restart the computer.

4. If resetting the Windows Update components doesn't help, try using the Media Creation Tool to create an ISO file of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and then use that to perform a clean install of Windows 10

  1. Download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft.
  2. Open the Media Creation Tool and click on the button to create an ISO file of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
  3. Once the ISO file has been created, boot your computer from the ISO file and follow the on-screen instructions to perform a clean install of Windows 10.

5. If none of the above steps work, you may need to wait for Microsoft to release a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 that fixes the 0x80240031 error

If none of the above steps work, you may need to wait for Microsoft to release a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 that fixes the 0x80240031 error. To try to fix the feature update to windows 10 version 1607 error 0x80240031, you can try the following steps:

  1. Try to install the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607.
  2. If the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 still does not fix the feature update to windows 10 version 1607 error 0x80240031, then you may need to wait for Microsoft to release a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 that fixes the 0x80240031 error.