When you are using an operating system such as Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10, there will be a lot of updates like every single time. In fact, trying to update Windows is never as easy as it seems. In the process, there might several error occur. Those error might just seem as the random codes but evidently those error codes do not allow you to update the copy of Windows. One of the errors is called error code 0x80080008. This one is the error that is shown to you every time you attempt to install updates using the feature of Windows Update.
You can calm yourself down when you face this error code 0x80080008 because in this article you will be given some solutions to get rid of this kind of error code. The first one is tweaking the registry files. It is better for you to backup the registry before doing these instructions below. It is because this method might harm the computer. In this method, you will be involved with making changes to registry entries. What you need to do as the first step is to open the Notepad. Then, copy and paste these lines in it. The lines that should be typed are “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”. The next thing you have to do is to save the file as “Reg.bat”. actually, you are able to name it anything. As the note, do not forget that there should be “.bat” extension after it. after that, right click on the File and Run it as the Administrator. Just provide the permission if it is asked. After that step, please reboot the computer when everything is done. In the last stage, please go to Windows Update and try to install them. If it is success, this error should not be there.
The second one is repairing the windows Image. In this method, a Command Prompt will be needed along with Administrator Privileges and Development Image Servicing and Management (DISM|)| Command line tool. The procedure in this method is so simple so you do not have to worry too much. To do it, first, you have to open Command Prompt as Administrator. Then, type “dism.exe/online/clanup-image/restorehealth” as it is. Make sure to type it correctly and just re-type if you are not sure about it. After you are sure, please hit the Enter button. The process takes some time so please wait for it to finish. After that, you have to to reboot the computer. When all of them are done, it is time for you to try and download the pending updates which was giving this error code 0x80080008. In a lot of cases, this one should solve this problem for you and then you are able to do the update smoothly. If both explained above do not make any different, please see the experts and ask for a help. Hope it will be fixed soon!