How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 9c48 in Windows 10 [Tutorial]
Several Windows users have been reaching us with questions after getting the Error Code 9c48 whenever they try to install a particular update. Most affected users are reporting that the issue only occurs with a particular Internet Explorer 11 or Edge update that defuses to be installed. The issue is not specific to a certain Windows version since it’s encountered on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
What’s causing the Windows Update Error Code 9c48?
We investigated this particular issue by looking at various user reports and by trying out the different fixes that are currently recommended by other users that managed to fix this problem. As it turns out, several different scenarios will produce this scenario. Here’s a shortlist of culprits that are known to cause this issue:
Generic WU glitch – A machine interruption during the update can produce what is commonly referred to as a generic Windows update glitch that might end up affecting future updates. If this scenario is applicable, you should be able to resolve the issue by running the Windows Update troubleshooter and applying the applicable repair strategy.
Overprotective 3rd party AV suite – As it turns out, there are several different AV suites that are known to interfere between the connection of WU and the official Microsoft server (this ends up producing various error codes, including this one. In this case, the only fixes around the issue are to disable the real-time protection while the update is installed or to uninstall the 3rd party suite from the machine.
Windows Module Installer is disabled – As reported by various users, this error code can also occur in instances where a critical process (Windows Module Installer) is disabled (either by manual user intervention or by a resource manager software). In this case, you can resolve the issue by accessing the Services screen and re-enabling the Windows Module Installer service.
Incompatible Internet Explorer installation – A lot of users have started encountering this problem after installing IE11 on a Windows 7 computer using an executable (manual installation). As it turns out, the installation will succeed even if the IE version is not fully compatible. In this case, you can resolve the issue by rolling back to Internet Explorer 10 using an elevated Command Prompt.
System file corruption – Corruption inside the system files can also be responsible for this error message. Several users that were also encountering this issue have managed to get the issue resolved by using a previously stored snapshot to return the machine to a healthy state or by performing a repair install or a clean install to refresh every Windows component.
This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10 operating system (Home, Professional, Enterprise, Education) from all supported hardware manufactures, like Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba,Lenovo, and Samsung).