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How to Fix Error Code 0x800F081F in Windows 10
Despite significant improvements over the last couple of years, Windows is still prone to throwing out the occasional error code.
The “critical process died” stop code is one of the most undesirable sights for a Windows user. Fix it with these troubleshooting steps.
(error code 0x000000EF); now it’s time to investigate error code 0x800F081F. Keep reading to find out what causes it and how you can resolve the issue.
Error code 0x800F081F is one of four possible error codes that all point to the same underlying issue. The other three are error code 0x800F0906, error code 0x800F0907, and error code 0x800F0922.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 incompatibilities cause all the error codes. Typically, they will occur when you enable the .NET Framework using either the installation wizard, the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool, or Windows PowerShell commands.
You will only see the codes on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server version 1709, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012. On those operating systems, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is a “Feature on Demand” (i.e. it is not enabled by default).
When you turn on the feature, Windows Update tries to grab .NET binaries along with other necessary files. If your computer is not correctly configured, you might see the codes.
0x800F0906: Windows either could not download the .NET source files, could not connect to the internet, or could not install a role, role service, or feature.
0x800F0907: Either the DISM tool failed, or your network policy settings prevented Windows from connecting to the web.
Thankfully, the methodology for fixing the first three error codes is the same. There are two approaches you can try. For error code 0x800F0922, you need to jump straight to method two.
Note: Natively, the Group Policy Editor is only available in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education. Thankfully, there’s a workaround. You can follow our guide to accessing the Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home
Group Policy is a power tool that lets you access advanced system settings. We’ll show you how to access it or set it up in Windows Home and 5+ powerful Group Policies to boot.
To start, press Windows + R to bring up the Run dialogue. Next, type gpedit.msc and hit Enter. The command will open the Group Policy Editor window.
Once the editor is on your screen, use the left-hand panel to navigate to Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → System.
Move your attention to the right-hand panel. Scroll down until you find the entry labeled Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair. You will find it underneath the folders you see at the top of the list.
Double link on the entry to open the Settings window. Finally, in the top left-hand corner, mark the checkbox next to Enabled and click OK.
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The second approach requires you to use a DISM command to enable the .NET Framework. Don’t worry; it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Follow our guide, and you will be fine.
Before starting on the main process, you will first need to make sure you have an ISO image of Windows 10 handy. The ISO’s version must exactly match your current operating system.
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Once the download has finished, run the tool and click on Create installation media for another PC. On the next screen, choose your language and system architecture, then select ISO file to begin the creation process. Burn the ISO file onto a DVD before continuing.
To start, you need to mount your freshly created ISO image. Open File Explorer and double-click on the file. It should mount automatically. Alternatively, you can right-click on the file and select Mount from the context menu.
If the process was successful, you will see the ISO in a virtual drive in the left-hand panel of the window. Make a note of the drive’s letter.
Once the image is mounted, open the Start menu and type cmd. When you see the list of results, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
On the command line, type ism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source::sourcessxs /LimitAccess. Replace with the drive letter you made a note of previously, and make sure you leave spaces in the correct places. When you’re ready, press Enter.
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