Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

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ohaya1000
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Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

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Hi,

My WIndows 10 laptop had some updates ready when I did Check for Updates, but when I tried to have it install the updates, the update failed on the blue screen saying "Update could not be completed" or something similar.

I tried the update twice, with the same results.

Now when I to check updates, it mentions
Error 0x800f0922

So I googled and found this page:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... f99a075e50

Notice that page says:

"It also means that you have less than 500 MB in system reserved partition.", so I went into Bootit UEFI and checked and on the boot drive it has a System reserved partition (below the 1st partition) that is only 128MB :(...

Could that be causing the updates to fail, and what can I just try to move partitions around (the boot drive is drive 1) on drive 1 and resize that system reserved partition to 500MB?

Thanks,
Jim
Bob Coleman
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

Post by Bob Coleman »

It's a well known problem with no good solution that I'm aware of. Search for KB5034441 for much discussion.
Brian K
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

Post by Brian K »

Jim,

It's the Recovery partition that doesn't have enough space. In BIU Partition Work, what is the size of the Recovery partition?

Look in the Drives field. Make a note of the Hard Drive number. Let's say it's 0 (to be used for list hd 0)

click the Scripting icon
list hd 0 /f /u /w

In the Windows RE (NTFS) line, what is the Size and Free MiB?
ohaya1000
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

Post by ohaya1000 »

Hi Brian,

Here's a screenshot:
biu-part-screenshot.jpg
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FYI, this is a Dell Vostro with 2 NVME:

0: 4TB
1: 512MB - this is the original Dell NVME.

The 4TB NVME has a lot of free space currently.

Also, I am thinking of replacing the HD 1 one of these days, maybe to 1TB or 2TB.

Jim
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

Post by Brian K »

Jim,

Thanks for the screenshot. Your RE partition is fine as it has 373 MiB of Free space. So your problem is elsewhere.

The link you posted talks about a System Reserved Partition. You don't have one. They are on MBR systems. Your 128 MiB partition is a Microsoft Reserved Partition.

Edit... Your ESP has zero Free space which is strange.
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

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note to resize a zero free space item requires creating some free space first, then small increase, allows larger increase.
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

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Jim,

Why not resize your ESP to 500 MiB. See if that helps the failing update.
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

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TeraByte Support wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 1:01 am note to resize a zero free space item requires creating some free space first,
Do you mean create Free space in the partition? By moving files out?
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

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Brian K wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 6:52 am
TeraByte Support wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 1:01 am note to resize a zero free space item requires creating some free space first,
Do you mean create Free space in the partition? By moving files out?
that would work.
ohaya1000
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Re: Problem with Windows (10) updates failing - Error 0x800f0922

Post by ohaya1000 »

Hi All,

A couple of things: That "Extra" partition is actually not being used at all, i.e., I could delete that partition.

Now, re. increasing the ESP size, how can I do that, since the Microsoft partition is right "above" it? Can I either just copy the ESP partition to where the Extra partition then resize the ESP partition?

Or can I copy the Microsoft partition to where the Extra partition is then resize the ESP partition?

Is the the locations of the ESP and Microsoft partitions critical?

Thanks,
Jim
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