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Do you know how to fix 8000ffff?

Published on April 11th, 2022

The 8000ffff error code typically happens when there is a problem with Windows Update. This can be caused by a number of things, such as a corrupt update file, a problem with the update service, or a problem with the Windows Update agent.

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1. Restart your computer and then try to install the updates again

  1. Restart your computer
  2. Press the F8 key continuously during startup until you reach the menu.
  3. Select the "Advanced Options" menu.
  4. Select the "Restart" option.
  5. After your computer restarts, choose the "Install Updates and Restart" option from the menu.
  6. Choose the "Yes" option when prompted to restart again.
  7. After your computer restarts again, choose the "Install Updates" option from the menu.
  8. Choose the " 8000fffff " update package from the list.
  9. Click on the "Install" button.
  10. After the update is installed, choose the "Finish" button.

2. Try to install the updates using a different internet connection

  1. On your computer, open the Windows Update website.
  2. On the page that opens, click on the link to view the list of updates.
  3. If the updates are available, click on the link to download and install them.
  4. If the updates are not available, click on the link to view the list of updates that are available.
  5. On the page that opens, click on the link to view the list of updates.
  6. If the updates are available, click on the link to download and install them.
  7. If the updates are not available, click on the link to view the list of updates that are available.
  8. On the page that opens, click on the link to view the list of updates.
  9. If the updates are available, click on the link to download and install them.
  10. If the updates are not available, follow the instructions that appear to fix the 8000fffff error.

3. Temporarily disable your antivirus software and then try to install the updates again

  1. Launch the antivirus software and click on the "Tools" tab.
  2. On the "Tools" tab, click on the "Temporarily disable antivirus" button.
  3. On the "Temporarily disable antivirus" dialog box, select the "Yes" radio button and click on the "Disable" button.
  4. Close the antivirus software.
  5. Try to install the updates again. If the 8000ffff7 error persists, please contact our support team.

4. Install the updates in small batches instead of all at once

The steps to install small batches of updates are:

  1. Determine the updates that need to be installed. This can be done by using the Windows Update Agent or by using the Windows Update Catalog.
  2. Install the updates in small batches.
  3. If there are any problems, then remove the updates and install them again in small batches.
  4. If the problem still exists, then the updates may not be installed correctly and may need to be reinstalled in large batches.

5. Download and install the Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Launch the Windows Update Troubleshooter from the Start Menu.
  2. Click on the “Advanced options” button.
  3. Select the “Network & Internet” category.
  4. Click on the “Windows Update” category.
  5. Select the “Check for updates” option.
  6. Click on the “Next” button.
  7. If the “Windows Update” section is not visible, click on the “See all updates” button.
  8. Scroll down to the “Windows Update Troubleshooter” option.
  9. Click on the “Install” button.
  10. If the “Windows Update Troubleshooter” installation is successful, the “Windows Update” section will be visible.
  11. Click on the “Next” button.
  12. Select the “Fix problems” option.
  13. Click on the “Next” button.
  14. If the “Fix problems” option is not visible, click on the “See all options” button.
  15. Select the “8000ffff error” option.
  16. Click on the “Next” button.
  17. The “8000ffff error” fix options will be displayed.
  18. Click on the “Fix problems” button.
  19. If the “Fix problems” option is not visible, click on the “See all options” button.
  20. Select the “Finish” button.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Run the Windows Update reset script.
  2. Clear the Windows Update cache.
  3. Re-register the Windows Update DLL files.
  4. Reset the Catroot folder.
  5. Try to install the updates in Safe Mode.