If the update error 0x80080008 occurs under Windows 10, you can no longer install new updates. We’ll show you step by step how to solve the problem.
Fix error 0x80080008 on Windows Update
First, open the command prompt with administrator rights .
Now type this command “sc queryex wuauserv” and press Enter.
Then some data is output. The PID number is relevant here.
Here type “taskkill / f / pid XXX”. Use the one to four-digit PID number for XXX.
This is followed by the commands “net start bits” and “net start wuauserv”.
Now try again to install updates via Windows Update.
Repair Windows Update for Error 0x80080008
If the error has not been resolved or if it occurs again the next time Windows starts, you will need to take additional measures. With the Windows Update Diagnostic , Windows searches for and corrects the error on its own.
If that doesn’t help either, you can reinstall Windows Update. You can do this by going to command prompt again when you have administrator rights and then enter this command “dism.exe / online / cleanup-image / restorehealth”.
Last rescue for Windows Update in case of error 0x80080008
Create a text file on your desktop and add the following commands line by line to the text file. Now rename the file and file extension to “winupdatefix.cmd”. Then right-click the file as administrator and start Windows Update.
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