Fix Windows Update error 0x80092004

You experience error 0x80092004 when trying to install updates on Windows 10. As reported on Microsoft community recently, Windows 10 failed to install KB4340557, KB4340558, KB4291495, KB4291495, KB4056892, and KB4088776 Security updates with error 0x80092004.

This error 0x80092004 usually occurs when you have previous release installed for the same KB. For example you should have already installed June 2018 Preview of Quality update KB4291497 or KB4291495 and now when you try to install July 2018 Security and Quality Rollup updates KB4340557 or KB4340558 you experience Windows update error 0x80092004. If this is case reset the Windows update components to clear update history and remove corrupted downloads fix the issue. Also you can manually download and install the failed KB from Microsoft Update Catalog.

Fix Windows Update error 0x80092004

Follow below resolutions steps to make necessary changes in Windows update settings. This guide help you resolve Windows update error 0x80092004 on your computer.

Quick Note: Before making any changes in your computer, I suggest you to create a System Restore point  so that you can restore back your computer to previous working stat if something goes wrong. Perform below troubleshooting steps one by one. After every steps check if the issues is fixed.

Step 1: Reset Windows Update Components.

To reset Windows Update components, follow the below resolution steps.

  • Navigate the path: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download. (hope Windows installed in C drive, if not navigate the root path)
  •  Select all files inside the SoftwareDistribution and delete them permanently.
  • Next, Empty the Recycle Bin and try to install updated now.
  • Run this batch script, which can help you in fixing various kinds of issues related to Windows Update. This script can be used in all Windows versions. Batch File to Reset Windows Update.

Step 2: Perform clean boot

Clean boot helps to remove unwanted, corrupted services and startup items. If startup items are causing the issues, this should fix Windows Update error 0x80092004. To do that follow this guide How to perform clean boot in Windows 10.

After clean boot, reboot the computer check for Windows updates and check if updates are installing without error 0x80092004 now. If not continue installing updates manually.

Step 3: Manually download and install updates

Check which updates are failed to install on your computer. To do that Click on Start button, and then select Settings > Change PC settings > Update and recovery > Windows Update > View your update history. Make a list of failed updates. Visit Microsoft Update Catalog website search for KB, download and install them This should resolve the update error 0x80092004. If not try resetting your PC without erasing your data.

Step 4: Refresh Windows 10

Perform Windows 10 Refresh. Refresh resets Windows permissions to default and repairs corrupted system files. Refer this guide to Refresh Windows 10.

That’s it. Hope you found this guide helpful. Share your feedback in comments.


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Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.

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