Windows 10 1903 Users Report Errors Installing KB4512508 Update

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Many users have reported that they cannot install Windows 10 1903’s recent cumulative update KB4512508 since they fail to install various error codes such as 0x800f0982 and 0x800f081f.


When the update is installed, customers report[ 1, 2, 3, 4] that Windows is 100% marked while installing, and that an error code is displayed.

Reports include: 0x800f0982, 0x800f081f, 0x80073701, 0x800f0845 and 0x8024200D; The reports are most frequent.

Unfortunately, the restricted data accessible from Microsoft does not always help to find out what some of these error codes mean. Some of the error codes shown on the basis of unrelated support papers from Microsoft may be explained below.

  • 0x800f0982–When “phones with some Asian linguistic packs installed” this mistake was[1,2] with the past Windows 10 updates.
  • 0x800f081f-This mistake could happen if the media are corrupted, unavailable or the user has no proper file licenses.
  • 0x8024200D-This mistake is common when numerous download steps are required to completely install an update and one such step failed. You can try rebooting to see whether the update continues or try again.

At the moment, Microsoft did not recognize the issue and customers either tried to solve it on their own or delayed the installation of updates until an official reply was received.

Users may also want to verify if they have installed KB4508433, the recent service stack update (SSU). The SSU updates are intended to solve known bugs that might stop the installation of Windows updates.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.