Error code 0x80073cf9 Windows 10 restricts you from installing the application, and it gives you two options. You can reboot your device or cancel the installation process. It shows a popup notification of “Something happened and this couldn’t be installed. Error code 0x80073cf9.” Whatever option you choose, you will be unable to install any application. Sometimes this error code also notifies you while updating any application in your PC.
The most common reason that is responsible for this error is the faulty apps, that means the applications you trying to install is not compatible with your device. If your device gets affected by viruses or malware then you may get this particular error. If your device has insufficient space, too many corrupted or contaminated files, poor or weak internet connection, etc., then you may encounter the issue.
In rare cases, a simple reboot can fix the issue but in most of the situations, it is unable to solve. In that case, if you follow the steps stated below, you will surely get rid of this glitch.
By any chance, if you are also confronting the same issue then go through the simple hacks to fix the problem on your own. Here in this article, you will definitely find the most suitable methods related to your queries.
This is the primary method which you can follow. To do so, at first, you need to tap and hold down the “Windows” key on the keyboard. Then, you need to choose “Windows Store” that is located in the left side of the start screen. After entering the Windows store, you must press and hold the “Windows” and the “I’ keys from the keyboard. Now, left click on the option “App updates.” After that, select the icon “Sync licenses here” by left-clicking on it. Now, leave your device for one or two minutes and then reboot your device.
After completing the whole process try to install any application or update any application and check if the error is resolved.
Sometimes, the system error may arise due to an outdated version of the Windows Operating System. So, you should try to update your Windows version and check if the issue solve. The updating process will discuss below.
At, first go to the Windows main screen and left click on the Start menu. Now again left click on the Start menu Search bar and type ‘Setting’. Next, hit the Enter key on the keyboard to open the setting window. Otherwise, you can also go to the Setting window by clicking on the Setting icon, which is located in the notification section.
After entering the Setting window, left click on the ‘Update and Security’ option. Now a new window will open on your screen. Left click on the ‘Check for the Update’ to see if there is an update available. If you find any suitable update for your Windows version, then click on the download option. When the download is completed, install the latest version of the Windows. Once the entire process is completed, reboot your device to run all the new changes smoothly.
Firstly, switch off your device by pressing the power key for at least 10 seconds. After turning on your system from the Start menu, select Advanced. From that section, select ‘System Restore’.
This process will remove the apps, drivers, updates that seem harmful to your device. From the System Restore, tap on the option “Choose a different restore point” and then on Next. After that, select a restore point that creates a problem for you. At last, choose Finish and check if the error persists or not.
Remember one thing that, this process may delete all the information and date from your system. So, you need to keep a backup of the information properly.
In case if the previous methods fail to work for you, then follow this one. To do so, first of all, you need to select the Desktop option from the Start screen. Then, navigate to the icon “My Computer” by double-clicking on it. Then, launch the partition where you have installed your Windows 10. Now, choose the “Windows” folder by double-clicking. After that, review and notice if you have added a folder as the name of “AUInstallAgent” under the Windows folder section. If you find a folder with this name then, you need to right-click on “Windows directory” and make a new folder. Finally, reboot your device and check if the issue still occurs.
Your firewall can also be responsible for the annoying error 0x80073cf9. One of the fastest and safest solutions is to disable it. After disabling the Firewall download and install the application and then you can re-enable your Firewall again and check if the error gets solved.
More often, the incompatible or faulty applications can create this error as well. To remove it from your device, at first you need to navigate to the Start screen in Windows 10 as you have done in the previous step. Then, search for the applications that create trouble for you. Now, right click on the application and mark those applications. Next, select “Uninstall” option by clicking on it. Now, left click on the “Windows Store” icon on the Start screen after uninstalling the app. In the final stage, enter the name of the app in the Windows store and reinstall it.
Hope the solutions will be sufficient to resolve the particular error code from your system. However, if you need any further assistance, you can post your queries in the section below. We will keep you updated as always!