WAYS TO FIX ERROR CODE 0X80080008 WHILE UPDATING WINDOWS

The error code 0x80080008 comes up when you try to install updates using the Windows update feature. With this error you will be unable to update your copy of Windows. Here is how to fix it.

DIY SOLUTIONS TO FIX WINDOWS UPDATE ERROR 0X80080008

There are more than one reason for this error code to come and in the same way, there is more than solution to resolve this issue. Here are some simple methods to get started:

Solution 1:Tweak Registry Files

This method involves making changes to the registry entries. Here is how to go about this step.

  1. Open Notepad
  2. Copy and paste the following lines:

REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUCLTUX.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUWEBV.DLL /S

REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL /S

REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL /S

  1. Save the file as ‘Reg.bat’. You can name the file anything you want, but the extension has to be ‘.bat’
  2. Right click on the File and run it as Administrator. Provide permission if asked
  3. Reboot PC when everything is done
  4. Now go to Windows update and try installing it
  5. The error should now be resolved

Solution 2: Repair Windows Image

  1. Open Command Prompt as Admin
  2. Type, ‘dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth’ and hit Enter
  3. Let the command run through
  4. Reboot the PC
  5. Now try to download the pending updates
  6. The error should now be resolved.