How To Fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x80080008

Windows 10 Update Error 0x80080008

Windows 10 Update Error 0x80080008 pops up when the OS fails to update. Here we will discuss the methods that will help you fix the error.

How To Fix Error 0x80080008

Some of Windows 10 users are experiencing the Error 0x80080008 when they try to update the OS. The error code stands for CO_E_SERVER_STOPPING – the object server terminated. In simple words, the error is caused by a Wups2.dll file not being installed properly. Here is how to fix Windows error 0x80080008.

Fix #1

The first thing you need to try is restarting the Windows update service. Open Command Prompt by pressing “Windows + R”, type “CMD” and press enter. Type the following commands and hit enter after each command.

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

After that, try to update Windows 10 and the error should be fixed. If the Error 0x80080008 still persists then type the following command and press enter which will fix the error.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Fix #2

If restarting the Windows update service hasn’t fixed the error then it’s time to re-register the Wups2.dll, the file which is causing the error in the first place. Open the command prompt and run it as administrator. Type the commands below and press enter after each command.


After that, restart your system and then update the OS to see is the error is fixed.

Fix #3

If the Windows 10 Error 0x80080008 still persists then chances are you have disabled automatic updates. Just enable the automatic updates and the error will be fixed.

Fix # 4

If all of the above fixes have failed to resolve the Windows 10 error, then you can try to roll back to a previous build of the OS and then update it again. Check our Restore Win 10 To A Previous Build guide to see how to do it.

However, if 30 days have been passed since you updated to the new build or have deleted the WIndows.old folder or don’t have a backup recovery image, then this won’t work. In that case, you would need to reset your OS and then update it again.

That is all for our fixes for Windows 10 Update Error 0x80080008. If you are facing other errors and issues with your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.

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