Error 0x80080008 With Feature Update to Windows 10 Version 1903

In this article I will show you how to fix the error 0x80080008 when trying to install the windows 10 feature update version 1903.

You will experience the error 0x80080008 when you are running windows update on your machine and are trying to install a feature updates to windows 10 version 1903.  Below is a screenshot I took when I got this error.

Error 0x80080008

Below I will go through the most likely causes which will resolve 99% of all issues.

How To Fix Error 0x80080008 With Feature Update to Windows 10 Version 1903

There are many ways to fix the error 0x80080008, I will show you all the ways below

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

The first thing we will do is run the windows update troubleshooter application that is built in to windows 10.  This application will scan and automatically fix errors it finds with your windows update system.  To run this troubleshooter tool follow these steps

  • Click Start and select Settings (Cog looking icon)
    windows settings
  • Click on Update & Security
  • Click Troubleshoot in the left hand menu
  • Now click on windows update and this will launch the Windows Update Troubleshooter
    windows 10 windows update troubleshooter
  • Now follow the prompts.  The tool will automatically apply any fixes for issues it finds
    Windows Update Troubleshooter Tool
  • Reboot your machine
  • Try installing the feature update again

Run SFC and DISM scans

We can run two scans on our system (SFC and DISM) which will check the operating system files for any errors / corruption.  If any issues are found they will be fixed.  To run these scans follow these steps.

  • Click start then type in cmd right click on the cmd application and select “Run as administrator
  • In the black window pops up type in the following commands one by one then hit enter
  • sfc /scannow      then
  • dism/online/cleanup-image/restorehealth

    SFC Scan
  • These commands will scan all windows 10 system files, and replace any files with an issue with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
  • When the scans have finished reboot your machine
  • Try to install the windows 10 1903 feature update again.  If you still get the error 0x80080008 continue to the next step

Reset Windows Update Components

The Windows Update Troubleshooter tool should of reset the windows update components but some times it just needs to be done manually.  To do it manually follow these steps.

  • Click start then type in cmd right click on the cmd application and select “Run as administrator
  • In the black window pops up type in the following commands one by one then hit enter
  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • Restart your machine

Conclusion

By implementing the solutions above you should now be able to download and install windows 10 1903 feature pack without getting the Error 0x80080008.

If you are still unable to update please post a comment below what you have done and any errors that you are getting and I will try to help you out.

If you did manage to resolve this error by using the methods above please also let me know with a comment. Thanks 🙂

How To Download and Install Windows 10 1903 Feature Pack

In this section I will show you how to download and install the windows 10 feature update to the latest version (Currently Feature update version 1903) To do this follow these steps

  • At the windows 10 desktop
  • Click start and click settings (Cog Icon)
    windows 10 settings
  • Click on update & Security
    update and security
  • Half way down the screen it should say “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1909” click on Download and install now
    latest windows 10 feature release 1909
  • Your machine will now download the feature update, expect this to take around 5 minutes.
  • Once the download has completed it will start to install on your system.
  • When the install has finished the status should change to Pending Restart, at this time click restart now

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the error code 0x80080008 mean?

This error code is a general error which usually means that there is some sort of issue with the windows update components installed on your machine. To resolve try the steps outlined above.

How do I download the Windows 10 Feature Update Version 1903?

To download the windows 10 feature update version 1903 head over to microsoft download section and click on update now at the top of the page.

How long does it take to install feature update to Windows 10 version 1903?

It takes around an hour to install the 1903 version feature update on windows 10. You can expect it to take 15 – 30 minutes to download the 3.3gb install files needed, then another 30 – 40 minutes to install.  I recommend you leave your machine on over night to install this update as I have known it to take two hours.

Why does Windows 10 version 1903 take so long to install?

There are a few reasons this update takes a long time to install.  First the install files are 3.3gb in size, so depending on your internet connection this could take a long time to download.  Next your local machine will need to uncompress the files, if you do not have a fast hard-drive in your system this process can take a long time as well.

Do I have to update to Windows 10 version 1903?

No, But it is highly recommended to upgrade windows 10 to the latest available feature update to take advantages of the latest features and security fixes.

What is the size of feature update to Windows 10 version 1903?

The size of the windows 10 1903 feature update is 3.3gb

Should I upgrade to Windows 10 Feature Update 1903?

No, But it is highly recommended to upgrade windows 10 to the latest available feature update to take advantages of the latest features and security fixes.

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