Fix: Error 0x80080008 While Updating Windows Apps In Windows

Windows Update plays a significant role in proper functionality of Windows Apps. So if you’re going to update an app, it basically uses the Windows Update resources to get the update. Due to this correlation, if something goes wrong with Windows Updates, it gets reflected as an error with apps. Till now, we have seen fixes for different errors related to Windows Apps and each fix was unique of its kind. Today, we’re going to share you the possible workaround for the error 0x80080008 while updating Windows Apps.

Error 0x80080008 Something Happened & This App Couldn’t Be Installed


This is exactly the same error message which we’ve got with errors 0×80070005, 0×80240437, 0x80073cf9. This problem occurs when the Windows Update agent file Wups2.dll is registered incorrectly. Thus this workaround is a re-registration of Windows Update files. Before proceeding to the solution mentioned below, I suggest you to run the Windows App Troubleshooter and System File Checker scan once. May be you will get lucky and fix this problem. Otherwise follow this:

Error 0x80080008

1. Press Windows Key + R, type notepad to open Notepad.


2. Copy and paste following commands in Notepad:










3. Now save the Notepad file with your desired file name but give it asformat of .bat e.g. register.bat. Select the Save as type as All Files. Right click on this file and select Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Yes.


You’ll see the Command Prompt processing the commands. After successfully executing commands you should reboot and re-try to update your pending apps, this should work fine now.

Hope this helps!

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.


  1. Jim Boyd

    Seems to be a awful lot of “Fix:” articles about Windows 8 all across the web. Based on the abundance of those articles (and this site has a bunch of them too) and the dramatic increase in my customer volume since it was released to manufacturing…I’d say Windows 8 has surpassed Windows ME are the worst OS MS has ever released.

    I currently have 30 customer machines in my shop…of those, all but one 1 is running Windows 8.

  2. ^^ Yep, agreed! In case of Windows 7 the fix articles were comparatively less. But our prime focus is to cover all the fixes so that users facing various issues can fix them easily 🙂

  3. Gagandeep Singh Gill

    it worked…i need some more help …its like i installed windows 8 but the graphic of videos has been worse…probably because my system aint updating the radeon graphic driver for win 8 …please please help me with it

    please mail me at

  4. Gagandeep Singh Gill

    and yeah great work man

  5. NN

    Wow, this really helped !!

  6. John

    I received the 0x80080008 error code when trying to update to Windows 8.1 and all I had to do to resolve the issue was reboot my computer. Always try a reboot before looking up a fix; Tech Support 101.

  7. Yes – I actually agree. A reboot sorts out most of my Windows problems too! 🙂

  8. Jonny

    This batch file fixed the windows store problem for me, after spending a day trying every one else’s solutions. The Win8 Store failed to update my apps at first after running the batch file. In the Modern UI Start screen I reset the store cache as suggested on another site, “wsreset.exe” was all it took. Windows store opened and for the first time in a month successfully updated the apps. .. Oh and if you like to see what the batch file does and any output it generates then you can add a “pause” as the last line.
    Thank you very much kapil. Much appreciated. Since I got my Windows8 machine 6 months ago I find myself using my computer less, because Windows8 seems to get in the way of work. Letting the windows store break so easily, and making fixing it so complex is very hard to understand.

  9. vinoth

    i was problem in windows update in windows 8 showing on message failed code 80080008

  10. Joel S'Olivier

    Valeu mesmo , funcionou perfeitamente aqui!

  11. Eric

    really good solution!!

  12. ^^ Glad we could help 🙂

  13. Joshua Smith

    Solid solution. Thanks for posting this!

  14. ^^ Thanks for feedback 🙂

  15. levi jeevan

    o my god…………. i got… it’s really working.. 🙂 😉

  16. S. Mokhtar Naseem

    Thank you very much Sir. This really worked. Windows 8.1 is downloading now.

  17. ^^ Glad to hear, it helped 🙂

  18. semin

    i did what you posted in page.but after that i had shutdown ,is there any problem after that when is do installing…?

  19. kevin

    it was helpfull thanks

  20. Thomas

    Would you know how to fix the problem with te sound that goes like there is not the appropiate drivers?. I’ve already check out for the Update KB2962407 and it still not working. In youtube all I find is useless just as the answers in Microsoft’s page. Thanks.

  21. Worked for Windows 7, thanks!

  22. Ticoyu

    Thank you very much for this post : I managed to fix my problem and my laptop is also running much faster now ! It was unexpected 🙂

  23. Ganden Schwarz

    Worked a treat. Thanks.

  24. Kasey

    Thank you so much! That fixed the problem straight away

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  26. Indah Puji Lestari

    it worked !!! thanks a lot 🙂

  27. Mike Brewer

    Sadly, yet another suggestion that didn’t work for me 🙁 Still stuck on 8.0. This is really not very clever of Microsoft. Really, it isn’t.

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