We continue to look at typical errors when updating to Windows 10 October 2020 Update, after seeing how to fix issues with Windows Update. This time we are going to see the solution for the error 0x800F0922, which appears in Windows Update while trying to download version 20H2 of the operating system.
This error can indicate two problems: that the computer cannot connect to Windows Update servers to download the update, or that the recovery partition is undersized. As we will see, the solution to both problems is really simple.
Solutions for error 0x800F0922 when upgrading to Windows 10 20H2
Disconnect the VPN connection
Typically, this problem with connecting to Windows Update servers is caused by a VPN connection. To be able to update to Windows 10 October 2020 Update, we just need to disconnect the VPN connection.
Click on the network icon in the taskbar and select the VPN connection.
We click on Disconnect.
If we are using a VPN client other than the one built into Windows, we will need to check the provider’s website for instructions. Normally, the third-party VPN connection appears as an icon in the taskbar, where we will have to right click and then click Disconnect.
Resize recovery partition
Sometimes antivirus software and other third party solutions store data on the recovery partition. This way, they make sure to prevent Windows 10 from updating and maintain the program’s compatibility with the operating system.
With a dedicated partition resizing application like Partition Wizard, we can increase the partition size to 500MB or more. We will not be able to do this with Windows Disk Manager as it is usually at the end of the storage unit. Then we can update the computer to Windows 10 Version 20H2 without any problem.