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Windows Update Error Code 80070308

November 5, 2014 31 comments

Warning: This post deals with editing the registry. If you don’t know what that is stop right here & ask someone else to help you. Using the registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. Use the registry at your own risk.

Description – When running Windows Update you receive an error that says, “Code 80070308”

1 error

Rebooting does not resolve the issue. Stopping the Windows Update service & deleting everything in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution does not resolve the issue.

Solution – Open Regedit & browse to HKLM\COMPONENTS. Delete the PendingRequired value name.

2 registry

Click Yes when prompted then close Regedit.

3 prompt

Now run Windows Update again.

4 success

Now go get a beer & celebrate!

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