Friday, December 9, 2022

Fix: Windows Update Error 0x80080008

Many users have encountered Windows update error 0x80080008 while updating their Windows to the latest build.

Today I will discuss some fixes that helped me fix the problem.

We have shown a VIDEO walk through at the end of the post for easy solution.

How To Fix Windows Update Error 0x80080008?

Many users have reported to be particularly stuck with feature update version 1903 in Windows 10 with error 0x80080008 during update.

Perform the following solutions to fix Windows Update Error 0x80080008.

Fix 1: Restart Your Device

Many of the minor bugs get fixed with a fresh restart. So, restart your Windows and check if this fixes the issue.

If a fresh restart does not help. Then move on to the next solutions.

Fix 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Before you move onto any advanced solution, run the Windows Update troubleshooter and check if this fixes your Windows update 0x80080008 error.

Follow the steps mentioned below to run the troubleshooter:

  • Click on the Windows Start menu and select Settings.
  • Select the Update & Security option and click on the Troubleshoot option.


  • Next, select the Additional troubleshooters option.


  • Click on Windows Update and select Run the troubleshooter. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the process.


Check if this has resolved your problem. If you still encounter the error while updating Windows, then check our next solution.

Fix 3: Restart Windows Updating Service

Restart Windows updating service to fix version 1903 – error 0x80080008.

For many users this step has worked so you may also follow the process to do so:

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt window as described in the above process.
  • Enter the following commands one by one and press the Enter button after each command.
net start bits


net start wuauserv

After running the commands, check if this has solved your issue.

Fix 4: Run System File Checker

If your system files are corrupted or missing, the System File checker can repair the corruption or bring back the missing files.

So perform the scan and fix the Windows update error.

Fix 5: Run DISM Scan

Run a DISM scan to fix a corrupted windows image. The DISM will help to prepare and service windows images.

Windows corruption issues will get repaired this way.

Closing Up

Hope after performing the above steps you have resolved Windows Update error 0x80080008. Leave us a reply for further queries or suggestions.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.


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