Repair Error Code 0x80070008

Error Code 0x80070008 – What is it

Error Code 0x80070008 generally appears on machines running Windows 10, although it may sometimes also appear on earlier versions of the software, going all the way back to Windows 7, when the error was first introduced.

Common symptoms include:

  • Inability to complete the Windows 10 Update process fully
  • Machine running slowly
  • Messages about a lack of memory on the device in question

If Error Code 0x80070008 has appeared on your computer, there are several things that you can do in order to fix the error and be able to install updates as necessary. Most of these methods are simple enough to use, even for the most inexperienced users, but at least one of the methods may require advanced knowledge or comfort in changing your settings on a deeper level.

If you don’t feel comfortable in your ability to use the steps below to resolve Error Code 0x80070008, get in touch with a qualified technician who is experienced in memory issues and Windows 10 error code resolution to assist you.

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Error Causes

There are three basic causes for Error Code 0x80070008. The first is that your machine may not have enough memory to finish the installation of an update. The second possible cause is that another program may be interfering with your machine’s ability to finish the update installation. Lastly, Error Code 0x80070008 can occur when a user has a lot of language packs, which may interfere with the ability to complete updates.

Further Information and Manual Repair

Because there are three different causes for Error Code 0x80070008, there are also three different methods to attempt to resolve the error. If you believe that the error may be caused by the number of language packs installed on your device, you should attempt method three first. Otherwise, use methods one and two first.

If you are not confident that you can do the steps below on your own to resolve Error Code 0x80070008, get in touch with a certified computer repair technician that is familiar with Windows 10 issues in order to fix the issue.

Here are the top three methods to resolve Error Code 0x80070008 on a machine running Windows 10:

Method One:  Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

When Error Code 0x80070008 first appears on your computer, one of the first steps that you can take to resolve the issue is to open up the Windows Update module and click on the “Troubleshoot” tool. This will run a scan on the Windows Update tool to attempt to identify the root cause of the problem and to resolve it automatically for you.

If the troubleshooter finds a problem, simply follow the steps on the screen to resolve the error. In some cases, you may want to restart your computer after this process is complete before you attempt to run the Windows Update tool again.

Method Two:  Close All Programs Until Updates are Done

In some cases, a lack of memory on the machine can mean that running other programs while you are attempting to run Windows Update will cause the update process to fail. Close out all of the programs that are running on the device, including any antivirus software or firewalls, before you run the Update process. If this allows the Update process to run through to completion, you can then reactivate all of the programs that were running prior to the update.

Method Three:  Remove Unwanted Language Packs

This method generally applies to users who have an abundance of language packs installed on their machine, usually more than 20 in total, which may interfere with the update process. To remove unwanted language packs, follow these steps:

  • Step One: Open the Start Panel and select “Control Panel.”
  • Step Two: Find the setting for “Clock, Language, and Region” and choose “Region and Language.”
  • Step Three: Select the option for “Keyboards and Languages,” then under the settings for “Display language,” choose “install/uninstall languages” and select “uninstall display languages.”
  • Step Four: For any languages that you do not wish to keep, deselect them and choose “Next.” It may require several minutes for the process to complete.
  • Step Five: After the unwanted language packs have been removed from your computer, you can attempt to run Windows Update again. You may want to restart your computer first for maximum efficiency.

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