Fix Windows 10 Error 0xc1900223 – Version 1903

Microsoft Update woes begone

Microsoft Update can bring its fair share of headaches and every time new updates are released they seem to be immediately followed by a swathe of problems and issues

Some are easier than others and Error 0xc1900223 should hopefully be one of those, although it is a common one, especially after a new update lands.

The reason for this error is pretty much that the Microsoft servers are swamped at the time and can’t handle the requests.

Microsoft support tells us that the error “indicates that there was a problem downloading and installing the selected update. Windows Update will try again later and there is nothing you need to do at this time.

So leaving it a while to try again should hopefully sort things out or you can force the update.

Start by running the Troubleshooter by following the steps below

  • Press the Win + I keys to open Settings.
  • Click the Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update
  • Click the “Run the troubleshooter“.
  • This will run for some time saying “Detecting Problems“.
  • At the end, “Troubleshooting has completed” window will open hopefully showing all issues are now fixed

Should that not solve the issue you can try restarting the Windows Update Service

  • Press the Win key and type “services“.
  • In the list click the “Services” App.
    This will open up the Services Window.There are two services related to Update
    1. Windows Update
    2. Windows Update Medic Service

The first service enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.

The second service you need enables the remediation and protection of Windows Update components.

From here, try restarting those services. Reboot and by now your issue should be resolved.

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