Windows updates are necessary to perform and errors will follow sometimes. When you encounter these errors, they can be troubles ahead and targeting different error codes, the fixes may be varied. This article on MiniTool will show you some solutions to get rid of Windows update error 0xc190011f.

Windows Update Error Code 0xc190011f

We found that in the Microsoft forum, some users reported that the error message – feature update to windows 10, version 1709 – error 0xc190011f occurs on their computer every time when the Windows tries to install the 1709 update version and more than hundreds of people have this similar issue.

According to what they reported, most people who have this error 0xc190011f seem to have a Corei5 processor, 8 or 16GB of RAM, and Windows 64 either Home or Pro.

So far, the official does not issue specific methods to get rid of Windows update error code 0xc190011f but here are some possible reasons we can speculate to fix it.

  1. Conflicting Software – If you have installed other third-party VPN or Proxy software, they may cause conflicts with the updating component. Of course, other software can also make this Windows update error 0xc190011f; you may check if you have ever downloaded and installed any suspicious program.
  2. System File Corruption – Corrupted, damaged, or missing system files can trigger much more issues, and system update failure can be one of them. In this way, DISM and SFC scans play an important role to fix these errors.
  3. Windows Update Glitch – If your Windows update tool is stuck for some annoying glitches or bugs, the error will appear and you can use Windows Update Troubleshooter to repair that.
  4. Glitched Windows Update Components – Some people find that the error code 0xc190011f is made by wrongly settled Windows Update components services and it is possible that one of the Windows Update components is stuck in a limbo state. You can check for that or directly reset the Windows Update components.
  5. Incorrect Region Languages – Some people may mistake their Windows time and region settings, which can result in a series of unexpected issues, including error code 0xc190011f.

Sometimes malware leftovers and incorrect installations of applications can cause corruption in system folders and data. This kind of Windows update failed with error codes often happen, such as the error codes 0x800f0845, 0x80070057, and 0xc0000409.

They may happen for the same reasons but you’d better resolve the error code based on your situation. Just find out the real culprit and troubleshoot it with one of the following methods. If you are not sure, you can also try them one by one to fix the error code 0xc190011f.

Fix Windows Update Error Code 0xc190011f

Fix 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

We will start the solution from the easiest one – run the Windows Update Troubleshooter. It is a built-in tool dedicated to repairing some glitches or bugs in Windows Update components. So, if you encounter Windows update error codes, you can try this tool first.

Step 1: Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.

click Additional troubleshooters

Step 2: Under Get up and running, click Windows Update and then choose Run the troubleshooter.

click Run the troubleshooter

Once the service is prepared, click Next at the first prompt and follow the next on-screen instructions to finish the detecting and repair.

After that, please try your update again to see if the Windows update error code 0xc190011f has been fixed.

Fix 2: Check Windows Update Related Services Status

When you run Windows updates, it requires a series of related services running together to ensure its performance. As usual, the services will be enabled by default but you may accidentally turn some of them off. Go to check these services by the following steps.

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box by pressing Win + R and input services.msc to enter Services.

Step 2: When the Services window opens, please check Startup Types of the services as per the following instructions.

  • Windows Update – Manual (Triggered)
  • Windows Update Medic Services – Manual
  • Cryptographic Services – Automatic
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service – Manual
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher – Automatic
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper – Automatic
  • Windows Installer – Manual

If you find one of them wrongly configured, you can right-click on the service and choose Properties to change its startup types selection. Then click Apply and OK to save the changes.

change Startup types

If you have checked all of the services and made sure they are right but the error code 0xc190011f is not gone, you can go on to try the next method.

Fix 3: Reset the Windows Update Components

Some users report that they get rid of the Windows update error by resetting the Windows Update components. If that works, it means the error 0xc190011f is caused by a glitch or cache issue. Anyhow, you can have a try!

Step 1: Open Search by pressing Win + S and input Command Prompt to run it as an administrator.

Step 2: Then please input the following commands and press Enter after each of them to execute the command.

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

input net stop wuauserv

Is there any other method to reset Windows Update components? Yes, you can read this article to have a try: How to Reset Windows Update Components in Windows 11/10.

Once all the command is processed successfully, close the window and try your Windows Update again; if it still does not work, continue the troubleshooting.

Fix 4: Change the Region Language

Another possible culprit that triggers the Windows update error 0xc190011f is the incorrect region settings. Your selected region that is set inside the Settings tab is way different from your actual location and then the update failure error code occurs.

To change the settings, please do as follows.

Step 1: Go to Start > Settings > Time & Language.

Step 2: Switch to the Region tab from the left panel and on the right panel, make sure you have chosen the right region under Country or region and have used the recommended one under Regional format.

change your region settings

Once you have finished your changes, please restart your computer and try to update it again.

Fix 5: Run SFC and DISM Scans

If the above methods are all proven useless, you can doubt if the system file corruption happens and to fix this issue, you can run SFC and DISM scans. These two tools need to run your Command Prompt as an administrator first and then please type the following commands and press Enter after each of them.

sfc /scnnow – this command is used to perform an SFC scan and when the verification is up to 100%, you will see the scan results.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth – this order is to perform a quick check for the DISM scan.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth – this order is to check your OS image with a more advanced scan.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth – this order is to fix any problems it finds automatically.

input the command

Then please restart your PC and see if the error 0xc190011f is still there.

What’s the difference between SFC and DISM scans? If you are interested in this question, please read this article: CHKDSK vs ScanDisk vs SFC vs DISM Windows 10 [Differences].

Fix 6: Uninstall VPN or Proxy Providers

As we mentioned, the error code 0xc190011f can be triggered by some conflicting software, especially VPN and Proxy clients. Therefore, if you have installed the third-party software, you can temporarily uninstall them and try your Windows update again.

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box and input appwiz.cpl to enter Programs and Features.

Step 2: Once the window opens, scroll down to locate your VPN or Proxy app and right-click on the program to choose Uninstall from the context menu.

locate your VPN or Proxy

Step 3: Then please follow the on-screen instruction to uninstall it. After that, restart your computer and download and install your updates.

Fix 7: Reset Windows 10

The last resort to fix the error code 0xc190011f is to reset Windows 10. The Reset feature allows you to choose whether to keep your files or remove them, and then reinstall Windows, but we still recommended you back up your important data to an external drive in advance.

Step 1: Please go to Start > Settings > Update & Security.

Step 2: Go to the Recovery tab and under Reset this PC, click on Get started.

click the Get started button

Step 3: When the next window pops up, when it asks you to choose an option between Keep my files and Remove everything, you can choose Keep my files, then select cloud or local, change your settings, and set Restore preinstalled apps? to No.


Note: If you don't see the option to Restore preinstalled apps, it means your PC doesn't have preinstalled apps configured.

Top Recommendation: Back up Your Data

Because some of the fixes are complicated and easily result in data loss, it is advised to back up your data before you start the above methods. In a worst-case scenario, you can restore your backup and try again.

Besides, some people reported that the files are gone after the Windows update; By default, all your files and data will transfer when you attempt to update Windows but accidents can happen once you meet the update failure. So, it is highly advised to back up your data before the process.

How to back up your data safely and quickly? We recommend an all-in-one backup program – MiniTool ShadowMaker that can back up files and folders, disks and partitions, and even the system. The Clone Disk and Sync features are also available.

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Step 1: Go to the Backup tab and the system has been set by default in the SOURCE section, so you don’t need to change it. Besides, you can select your other backup sources when you need them, including disk and partitions, and folders and files.

go to the Backup tab

Step 2: Go to the DESTINATION part where you can see four options containing the Users, Libraries, Computer, and Shared. Then choose your destination path.


Note: It is advised to back up your system to an external hard drive, which can be your plan B when a system crash happens.

choose your destination path

Step 3: Click the Back Up Now option to start the process immediately or the Back Up Later option to delay the backup. The delayed backup task is on the Manage page.

choose Back Up Now

Besides, you can go to Options to click Schedule Settings to set the date you want to start backing up. If you want to choose a different backup scheme, there are three choices available – Full, Differential, and Incremental backup.

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Bottom Line:

After updating your Windows, you may encounter some Windows update error codes and error 0xc190011f is one of them. Now, you have nothing to worry about this related issue because possible solutions have been listed and you can get rid of this error code by following the above methods.

If you have encountered any issues when using MiniTool ShadowMaker, you can leave a message in the following comment zone and we will reply as soon as possible. If you need any help when using MiniTool software, you may contact us via [email protected].

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