Error 0x800f0906 – The source files could not be downloaded

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Click Settings >> Update & Security >> Windows Update. In the right pane, click Check for Updates. Wait until all available updates for the computer are found and extracted. When we find available updates, we boot up the computer and install them.


You may encounter this error while you are running DISM tool. The error description of Error 0x800f0906 – the source files could not be downloaded, tells us that the Windows Image is corrupted. But unlike the other error messages in the previous posting about Corrupted Windows Image, the DISM tool may not completely repair the Windows Image.

You only get the following descriptions on your screen about the problem. So it may somehow make you feel lost for any real resolution to it.

How to Repair the Corrupt Windows Image

It is not an easy task to resolve this problem but with a few commands, you should be able to fix the problem.

  1. Type Command Prompt on Cortana and right click on it, then click “Run as Administrator.”
  2. Run the following commands one after another.

           net stop wuauserv

           cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution

           ren Download Download.old

           net start wuauserv

           net stop bits

           net start bits

           net stop cryptsvc

           cd %systemroot%\system32

           ren catroot2 catroot2old

           net start cryptsvc

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  1. Exit Command Prompt and reboot your computer.
  2. Run DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth again. You shouldn’t receive the error code anymore.

If any other error comes up, comment it and we will help you find the resolution.

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