Fix Windows Update error 0x800f0984 on Windows 10

If you’re encountering the error code 0x800f0984 when trying to install certain updates on your Windows 10 device, then this post is intended to help you with the solutions you can try to successfully resolve the issue.

PSFX_E_MATCHING_BINARY_MISSING (Matching component directory exists but binary missing).

Windows Update error 0x800f0984

If you’re faced with this issue, you can try our recommended solutions in the order presented below to resolve the issue.

Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.

1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

This solution requires you to run the inbuilt Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if that helps to resolve the Windows Update error 0x800f0984 issue.

2] Run SFC and DISM

Since a binary appears to be missing, we suggest you run System File Checker and then DISM to repair or replace the OS files.

3] Perform Clean Boot and run Windows Update

A Clean Boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows 10. So, perform one and then run Windows Update and see.

4] Perform a Cloud Reset

At this point, if Windows Update still fails to install, it’s most likely due to some kind of system corruption that cannot be resolved conventionally. In this case, you can try Cloud Reset to reset every Windows component and see if that helps.

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