[Solved] How To Fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x80080008

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Are you unable to update your system due to error 0x80080008? If so, you can easily fix this issue and download and then install any available updates without encountering any issues.

Before applying any solution to get rid of error 0x80080008 on Windows 10 system, first, let’s try to know a little more about this problem. Windows 10 update error 0x80080008 is a very irritating error code that appears every time you try to update your Windows computer / laptop.

This error has also appeared on Windows 10 Mobiles . Usually, when the user tries to install the latest version of Windows 10, their system starts throwing this error code.

If you think that after applying Windows Update troubleshooter you can fix Windows 10 update error 0x80080008 then you are wrong. As after running the Windows Update troubleshooter, the issue may be resolved temporarily and not completely. The error message resumes when you restart your system, after restarting your system will display the error message like “service registration is missing or corrupt”

Now, coming to the point let’s start fixing Windows 10 update error 0x80080008.

Apply the solution below one by one, try to update your system after applying each of the commands.

Solution 1: try to start the Windows Update service

Follow the steps below to start the Windows Update service

Go to the start menu and type cmd

Right click on the CMD and choose Run as administrator

Now you need to run a few commands at the command prompt, run them one by one. Press the Enter key after each command:

sc queryex wuauserv

Run sc queryex wuauserv

Write down the pid

taskkill / f / pid What_you_have_written

Run net start bits

net start wuauserv

After they run, try updating Windows again in order to update your system without any errors.

Solution 2: Run the SFC command

Sometimes Windows 10 system files may get damaged or incomplete due to update failure. So, to deal with this situation, it is recommended to use SFC tool. This is the way in which you can verify the integrity of system files.

  1. Open the command prompt with administrator privilege.
  2. Now type sfc / scannow in the command box and hit enter key to run this command.
  3. This command will scan all system files and repair them.

After checking all your system files through the SFC command, try running Windows Update service.

Solution 3: Try after restarting BITS services

One of the most important update services is Background Intelligent Transfer Service or BITS. And when this update service stops working, Windows Update service throws error message while updating.

To restart the service, follow the steps below:

  1. Press the Windows keyword + R to open the run dialog box.
  2. In the run box, type msc and press Enter key
  3. Look for the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).
  4. And check whether BITS is working properly or not.
  5. If a problem is found, right-click> then click, right-click> open
  6. Choose the Recovery tab and make sure the First and Second Failures is set to Restart Service.
  7. Finally, confirm the selection and check for updates.

After that try to update your system.

olution 4: Run the DISM

With the help of DISM or the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool , you can easily troubleshoot update issues. In Follow the below steps one by one in order to run DISM and fix Windows 10 update error 0x80080008.

First of all, you need to open Command Prompt with admin privilege. To do this, press Windows Button + X and choose Open Command Prompt (as administrator).

In the command prompt you have to type the following command:

DISM.exe / online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth

If the DISM is unable to get files online, you need to insert the USB or DVD installation. Insert the bootable media and type the command below:

DISM.exe / online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth / Source: C: \ RepairSource \ Windows / LimitAccess

NOTE: Before running the above command, you need to replace the “C: \ RepairSource \ Windows” path of the DVD or USB.

The above solution will help you overcome various Windows 10 update errors.

Solution 5: Try to re-register Wups2.dll

Wups2.dll file is the faulty module which can trigger this type of error message. Try to re-register this file and resolve the issue.

  1. Open the command prompt again with administrator rights for this, type cmd in the start menu, right click on the command prompt and choose “Run as administrator”.
  2. Type the following commands in the command prompt









  1. After running the above command, you need to restart your PC and try to run Windows Update Service again.


It is hoped that after applying the above solutions Windows 10 fixed error code 0x80080008 is fixed. All the solutions discussed are manual and therefore you should apply them very carefully.

Sometimes after fixing this problem and updating your Windows system, your system will become sluggish. Hence, to get rid of slow PC / Laptop, you need to apply PC Booster to make your PC run faster.

This tool is specially programmed to make a system healthy, fast and error free. Simply download – install and scan your system with this tool; and your system performance will improve. This software is also capable of handling all other system issues like driver errors, registry errors, DLL errors and more.

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