It’s no surprise that Windows usage has spread worldwide from one corner to the other. Its popularity in every region has made it mandatory for the system to support more than one language. However, users are complaining about an error code 0x800f0908 when they try to install a language package.
What’s Causing Error 0x800f0908
The error code 0x800f0908 might seem like a complicated problem to solve, but really it boils down to a few things. One of which could be enabled metered connection or .NET framework interference. Besides that, corruption in the system files or WU Component could also be a valid reason for this. In this case, working on it as soon as possible would be necessary, as it may pose other problems with time. More than one reason for a single issue must be looked at from different angles. So, continue reading and see which fix works out for you.
Fix 1: Turn Off the Metered Connection
As mentioned earlier, enabled metered connection, whether you have a Wifi or Ethernet connection, can cause the error code 0x800f0908. Follow the steps below to disable the metered connection:
- First, open Start Menu and search for Settings.
- Then, open Settings and head over to the Network & Internet section.
- In the right hand side of the window you’ll see a Wifi toggle. Click on it.
- This will open up another window, in which you’ll find the Properties section.
- Click on Properties and scroll down to the Metered Connection Setting.
- Click on the toggle for Metered Connection to disable it if it isn’t already.
Once done, head back and do the same for Ethernet. Then, restart your PC and see if the same error pops up when installing the language package or not. If it still does, try our other fixes for you.
Fix 2: Turn Off the .NET Framework
This fix was recommended by many users to have worked for them. Disabling the .NET Framework temporarily allows the language package to install. However, other apps need this enabled, so we’ll have to set it back to normal once the language pack is installed. Follow the steps below to disable it:
- First of, open the Run Program by pressing the Win + R keys.
- In the dialogue box of the Run Program, type in ‘appwiz.cpl’ and hit Enter.
- This will open up the Programs & Features settings.
- Then, once a request by UAC for admin permission appears, click on Yes.
- After that, locate the ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ and click on it.
- There you’ll find a list of .NET Framework checkboxes. Check the .NET Framework 3.5 and .NET Framework 4.8 Advanced Services.
- After that, click on Ok to save the changes made.
Once done, head back and reboot the PC. After that, see if the error code 0x800f0908 is gone or not. However, remember to enable the .NET Framework back whether your problem is fixed or not.
Fix 3: Run the SFC/DISM Scans
As discussed earlier, system file corruption is a probable reason for error code 0x800f0907. In such a case, removing and replacing damaged components with fresh ones should be the top priority. This poses a threat to your current problem and may cause further problems in the future, which can be a daunting task to fix when it all falls down on you. Keeping that in mind, it’s better to fix a problem beforehand in your time than to be suddenly hit with it in the future. So, follow the steps below to perform the two scans which can eradicate such issues in minutes:
- First, launch CMD as administrator.
- Once the window appears, type in the following command to run the SFC scan and hit Enter: sfc /scannow
- After that, type in the following command to run the DISM scan and hit Enter: DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Once done, wait for the scans to do their thing, which might take a minute or two. Then, restart your PC and see if the problem with the language package still remains or not. Working on this problem can get technical, but for the most part, it is simple and easy if the fixes above have worked out for you. However, if you’re still facing the problem, you might want to check out Windows’s troubleshooters. Or perhaps, try removing the temporary Update files. We recommend getting Restoro, one of the top-rated system utility tools.
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