Windows Update Error 0x800F0906

I was installing Rainmeter today, and discovered they need .NET FX 3.0, which you may or may not know, is not included in the standard package anymore in Windows 8, so you have to download it manually.

The bad news is, I can’t download it, no idea why, but then I googled the error code showed, which is like the title and I found this article.

If you’re having the same problem, follow the steps there! 🙂

Something to note for those less computer savvy persons:

  1. Skip step 4, since you don’t have any alternate source path.
  2. Do step 5, it is a must.
  3. To open the elevated command prompt, right click on the start menu in desktop mode then click Command Prompt (Admin).


If you did everything correctly, tada!