Guide to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80040206

In your Windows operating system, you run the automatic Windows update service to install new updates for your computer. However, sometimes, you will see that while you try to install updates you get Windows update error 0x80040206 on the computer screen. It is really a very critical error issue that comes to you due to incorrect registry entries or due to missing DLL. After getting update error 0x80040206 in windows, the updating gets stopped and the computer will get frozen. Therefore, to fix Windows error code 0x80040206, you can go through some manual or automatic error fixing method. For automatic troubleshooting, you can install Advanced System Repair Tool in your PC.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

Symptoms of Windows update error 0x80040206: Some common symptoms you may see are automatic shutdown, starting problem, repetitive restarting, unable to install updates, slow computer performance, unable to install or uninstall some files, occurring of many error messages on the computer screen, system sticking, screen freezing with blue screen of death error, severe data loss, opening of many files without your permission, etc.

Causes of Windows update error 0x80040206: You may get the update error 0x80040206 in Windows due to many reasons like wrong registry entries, misconfigured system files, missing DLL, virus invasion, improper maintenance of the computer, incomplete installation of Windows OS, miscommunication between the computer and the automatic update service, outdated or incompatible software or hardware, internet disconnection, server problem, etc.

How to fix Windows error code 0x80040206: To remove Windows update error 0x80040206 in your computer, you can go through the manual method mentioned here in the article. But one thing you must keep in your mind that the manual method requires a deep technical knowledge. So keep patience while you go with the steps below;

  1. Uninstall the recently installed apps or programs.
  2. Run a strong antivirus tool in your computer.
  3. Register the missing or corrupt DLLs.
  4. Replace the incompatible or outdated software and hardware.
  5. Check internet connection properly.
  6. Run SFC/SCANNOW.
  7. You can also reinstall the Windows again in the computer.

Above manual method will help you to fix Windows update error 0x80040206 properly and make you able to install updates in Windows. But problem comes when the troubleshooting doesn’t work due to lack of technical knowledge. In this case, you must download and install Advanced System Repair Tool.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

Advanced System Repair Tool will help you to fix the Windows problems automatically. The tool will scan the whole computer and find out errors and other infections like virus, malware, Trojan, junk files, duplicate files, etc and remove them completely from the PC.


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