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What is "Windows Update error 800f020b" ?

If you encounter a "Windows Update error 800f020b" while trying to install Windows updates, an update that you are trying to install applies to a device that isn't currently connected to the computer.

Make sure that all of your devices are connected, turned on, and then try installing the update again.

To see which device is causing the above problem, you can review available updates before trying to install them - the device name, or the manufacturer will be displayed in the list of available updates.

See also:
What is "Windows Update Error 80070103" ?
What is "Windows Update error 80072f8f" ?

  User Reviews/Comments:
by noteswarrior - 2015-04-15 18:35
The error code does not properly reflect the fact that if you are using the device in question, in a wireless environment, which is in fact "connected" to the computer, it still does not work. Not what I would say as keeping up with technology!
by Mr-sl0j0n - 2015-12-25 14:02
Hello, all.
I have a 'Mickysoft' Comfort Mouse 4500 & a 'Mickysoft' Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, both WIRED, and both CONNECTED, and I'm using both right now. My computer is home-built running Win7HP 64-bit.
And I'm getting the "Windows Update Error Code 800F020B"?
This error, according to "Microsoft", is because the device(s) I'm trying to update, using Windows Update, are *not* "connected"?
How LAME is that?
I consider this just another example of the huge "Microsoft" competency deficiency that continually rears it's ugly, and incompetent, head.
BTW, 'Mickysoft' means "mickey-mouse", because so much of what "Microsoft" does is done in a really "mickey-mouse" way, which is to say as silly & ineffectual as if done in a cartoon.
by anonymous - 2018-03-19 18:36
In my case it was a HP printer firmware update. HP has a warning that the firmware should only be installed via a USB wired connection. My printer had a wireless connection during the Windows update.
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