Windows 10: How to fix update error 0x80080008

Some users are receiving an update error 0x80080008 under Windows 10 and the installation is aborted. Within this blog post I give some hints how to fix this error.


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Update error code 0x80080008 stands for CO_E_SERVER_STOPPING – the object server terminated, after being invoked via OLE service. Within this forum thread I found the recommendation to re-launch Windows Update service. This should be established automatically during Windows 10 reboot. But you can try also the following steps.

1. Open a command prompt windows with administrative privileges (see Windows 10: Open command prompt window as administrator).

2. Enter the commands given below and press enter.

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net start bits
net start wuauserv

If that doesn’t help, try to check and repair your Windows component store using the command:


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DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

See also my blog post Check and repair Windows system files and component store. Then try to enter the following commands within the command propmpt window:

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

These commands tries to re-register some DLL libraries. Maybe re-registering wups2.dll will be sufficient (see). Some other hints will be found here.

Similar articles:
Windows 10 Wiki
Windows 10: Open command prompt window as administrator
Check and repair Windows system files and component store


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