How To Fix Updates failed, Error Code:8000FFFF

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A mistake or inaccuracy, an error is caused about by committing miscalculations on the things that you do. It is a state of having a wrong judgement or conception in your conduct that allows catastrophic things to happen. In machines, error is a way to measure the difference between the observed value or the computed value of an event against its real value.

It is a deviation from correctness and accuracy. When errors occur, machines crash, computers freeze and softwares stop working. Errors are mostly unintentional events to happen. Most of the time, errors are a result of poor management and preparation.

Having a sign that tells us of issues that we need to solve in life for us to move forward is a great idea. While it does not always work in life, it does in computers. Messages that indicate the issues your computer encounters are called error codes. They appear whenever there is a problem such as incorrect data input or faulty hardware. Computer programmers add predefined error codes and messages in their system codes so whenever there is an issue, it prompts the users. While error codes may be predefined, there are different sets of error codes with different meanings for other kinds of computer programs.

A lot of users experience difficulties in installing Windows software updates. Most of the time, the update error message doesn’t tell you anything helpful to fix the issue. One the most common update error is “Windows could not search for new updates” plus an error code “80240442”. Updates are important as they deliver hotfixes, security patches and other improvements. Therefore, it is vital to install them when they are available.

Microsoft has streamlined the update process in the recent versions of Windows. However, this does not mean that update errors are totally out of the picture especially with issues relating to compatibility.

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A user in the forum details it further:

Not sure what to do, I've tried the following. 1. Next thing I know I get bombarded with 30 or more pop-ups telling me things like; "The cordinal 282 could not be located in the dynamic link library iertutil.dll" among other similar messages. Most programs wont open anymore, chrome starts up but it wont connect anywhere. Manually uninstall all the updates that I installed today, I managed to delete all except two of them... 3.

EDIT: Added CBS.log!! Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. To make it extra odd; the only reason I can type this message here is because Firefox still works perfect. Tried uninstalling those updates using CMD with wusa command, no success.

Scf /scannow - Found some corrupt DLL files, restarted and problem persists. 2. Several updates failed, I restarted computer as prompted. I should mention that I do not have System Restore or Backup activated... Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report.

The "cordinal 282" message shows up like shown in the attachment but several times with different programs. So I casually installed some updates with Windows Update. All I get is this error message; "Installer encountered an error: 0x8007371c". 4.

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What causes Updates failed, Error Code:8000FFFF

It is important to always run a system diagnostic scan when Windows Updates fail to download or install in order to pinpoint the root cause of the problem. Microsoft provides a troubleshooter for Windows Update related errors that will detect the problem and most likely can automatically fix it. However, there are always these type of errors that are hard to pin down.

Here are some steps to help you troubleshoot the problem and fix it.

  1. Clear up your Temporary Files and Internet Cache and reboot.
  2. Disable your Firewall and Anti-virus software.
  3. Use the Microsoft’s Windows Update Troubleshooter to reset Windows Updates settings to defaults.
  4. Flush the Software Distribution Folder.
  5. Reset the Catroot folder.
  6. Boot in Clean Boot State and run Windows Update again.


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error 8000ffff on all my failed updates (loads of them )

I have googled this problem for months and months and i am now googled, and goggle eyed, please can any one help none of the microsoft fixes work, even after them saying it is fixed, windows updater just keeps on failing. VICTORIA

i have tried lots of fix its from different forums but without success, PLEASE HELP.

Windows Update failed - code error 8000ffff

Source - Microsoft.

I'm going crazy... please help me..

after, if I click on search updates, I have error code 8000ffff. this is the file of MGA. Europe Standard Time(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>ACRSYS</OEMID><OEMTableID>ACRPRDCT</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>103</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>103</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>ACD7202654E586</Val><Hash>fFic3JgCreGGRxyF8uMWB4R4Jcg=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-1528066-65174</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="12" Result="103"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="103"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="103"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="103"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="103"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="103"/><App Id="44" Version=&...

Error code 8000ffff w 10 updates pending

I get the 8000fff error when trying to apply. Please advise

Hope you can give me guidance. Been running fine, until these last 10 upgrades showed up.

I had installed win 10 and run for a few months before an update made a driver obsolete.

I think I've done everything requested. No current driver for win 10, so I had to revert to a Win 7 disc image I had from right before the migration. Running Win 7 pro 64

I am not convinced the attached.

Updates failing - Code 8000FFFF

Please can you help? For the past week I have been trying to install KB3205402 and KB3207752 but in each case it fails with the error code 8000FFFF
I'm prompted at each close that there are updates to apply but every time it fails with the same error.

IE 9 failed - Code 8000FFFF Code 9C6

I appreciate any suggestions!
Errors found Code 8000FFFF Code 9C6

I have tried many of the suggestions I have read here - including 'Fixit' which tells me the problem is corrected - but I have not been able to fix this problem.

I cannot install IE 9 because I need to update windows 7 first and I get this message:
Some updates were not installed.

Failed 6 updates.

Windows Updates Failed BITS failed to start error code 2147024894

Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads. Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.

anybody have any ideas?

Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.

have tried sfc /scannow
also the steps in this Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix
but to no avail, i still receive the error message

i have also used take ownership on the downloader file in programdata/microsoft/network
and was able to start bits service once i then re enabled windows update. Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save... it hung for awhile so i restarted and got the same error for bits, tried take ownership again, but still get the same error
screenshot included

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)


error code 8000ffff and code 9C57 problem

Everytime it fails and I get the error codes as above.I've searched the web but cant find a fix to install the 32 updates. Have you run the Microsoft Fixit Tool it seems to have worked for some people.

Error code .....8000ffff ?

i return and i get this problem ? Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested results.

i have been trying to repair this for 2 weeks now but the solutions ive tried in forums have not worked.....

please help.......

i am getting error code 8000FFFF everytime i try and download updates.... my computer was unused and packed away for those 3 months. why am i getting this code ?

i have been away for 3 months.

Windows 7 Update failed error 8000ffff

But I ran the activation and it says it is genuine (I have had Windows 7 Professional for a couple of years). Any ideas? The same error is received for all of them, Error 8000ffff. I researched what the updates were for and it looks like they are for Windows 7 x64, I have Windows 7 x86.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker! The windows Malicious Tool update worked just fine. Also, just before this happened I started getting an error message that my windows was not genuine. Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

Please reinstall KB971033 from and then post an MGADiag report.

I have been trying to install the latest windows 7 updates for several days and all of them (14) keep failing. Uninstalling KB971033 just hides the problem, it does NOT solve it.

I did some googling and ran into several post that suggested uninstalling KB971033 (for the windows not genuine error), so I did that and the error message no longer shows.

Why do I get error code 8000ffff when trying to purchase an ad-in app?

See also this for more details: If this doesn't work a hard reset might work. I check my purchasing options and both Visa and paypal seem to be correct. Two things you could try is to manually reset your clock and to manually sync your account.

Apparently this error is related to a problem with syncing your account.

Window Update Error - Code 8000FFFF

Looking at my update history, it appears as though updates have been failing since September 9th.

Howdy SevenForums Folk,

I'm encountering some update issues as well as receiving a message that my Windows install is not valid. I'm hoping the MGADiag report below will provide some useful info for the guru's on this forum. (I've often browsed here for solutions but this is my first time posting)

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-HW47G-FWP3J-3749D
Windows Product Key Hash: IHfpI5JmSsQfYy9R8tWRX0LYB78=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9045271-69340
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {05481080-8DC1-409B-88B7-D6006C4C4AD0}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150722-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/...

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit error code 8000ffff


I tried many online suggestions but still no joy. Error Code 8000FFFF when trying to update windows (windows 7 - Microsoft Community

Update error code 8000ffff - unknown error - Hardware Canucks

Any help what should I do more ?

Error Code 8000FFFF and Windows 7 Update

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Commonly this error is caused by moving the Windows partition. One entire day of failed installation of clean install with Windows 7 USB stick provided by Dell.

Days and Days of trying to repair this.

Nothing has worked. I've not tried the clean install in 2 days; at this point I don't want to give up on the repair, now that I've invested half my life in it. Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

Also... This: Windows will not update.

although I also see references to MDAC in a Google search. Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads. Error: 0x1AD

... Quote:
On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0x1AD' to display the error text.

Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save... Open Event Viewer

click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it. I have run I think everything I could find on the internet. I will post the other test res...

windows update error code 8000FFFF

every time i keep getting the failed to download message and with it error code 8000FFFF. tried using the microsoft fixit , but doesnt fix it ! The FFFF error is a default 'I haven't got a clue what happened' type of error message, so far as I know. why cant i update windows ???

Windows Update Posting Instructions

tried installing each of the updates one at a time. please, anyone ??? tried pausing kaspersky but no success...

no go....tried the standalone but again no joy...

Windows 7 Update Error Code 8000FFFF

My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything. It solved my problems. System Restore

Hopefully others will jump in with additional suggestions.

See this previous Forum thread:

Windows 7 update (KB3022345) causing corrupt files

I uninstalled and hid the offending update and ran the Microsoft Fixit tool.
[MediaFire download isn't working properly at the moment, so I have dropbox up]

My internet is slower than most so I only included the log files in the download, if there was something else specific or you need to look at all the files (152Mb zip) I can upload those. I poked around and found out that a Windows Update from May 7 (KB3022345) was causing issues for a lot of people. However, I recently began having problems with updates very similar to yours.

I've been having issues trying to update windows recently, so I've come requesting assistance. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit. You could try restoring your computer to that earlier time.

Another possibility that might help is if you have a System Restore Point from before the issues began.

The Error:
Code 8000FFFF

I've run SURT and SFC Scan, and the SFC scan detected corruption that it could not fix.

Error code 8000ffff while opening video, how can I fix this?

while opening any video either from whatsapp or saved in memory card my windows phone unable to open and shows error 8000ffff

Error Code: 800736B3 with 7 failed updates

For months now I've had windows tell me that I have some updates to be installed. Every time I try it fails to update giving me the error code: 800736B3. also my cbs.log was too big to fit in that one post so i had to make another one.

MSE updates failed, error code 0xc8000222

so I tried to update the MSE today, but it failed with the description of failure followed:

error code: 0xc8000222
error description: cancel the scan

what's actually wrong with it? Please do the following:
Downloading Farbar Service Scanner

Save to the Desktop. Also, let's see what your system shows with the following short scan... Click the dark-blue button to download.

Close all windows and browsers. zephychan,

Are you having problems with Windows Update also? Make sure the following options are checked:Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center
Windows Update
Windows Defender
Press: Scan

FSS creates a log, FSS.txt, on the Desktop. Save to the Desktop.

Right-click and select: Run as Administrator

At the program console, wait for the prescan to finish. (Under Status, it says: Prescan finished.)
press: SCAN

When done, a report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt

Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Scan) in your reply.

Please download RogueKiller:

Select the 32-bit version for your system. Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.

what should I do to be able to update the MSE?

Failed updates error code 80070490

Insert the Installation DVD. Reboot the machine > Run the automatic repair.

3. Open up an elevated administrator Command prompt. Run this command:
sfc /scannow
Let us know the results.


The last thing i did was to rename the file for updates. I have been in touch with microsoft and followed all their instructns this is where i am at. As I don't know what instructions you were given by them;


This did not work but has wiped clean all my update history and since then i am not recieving any updates at all, previously i was getting some but not the security updates. Boot the machien into Safemode with Networking, see what the updates says.

Updates failed error code 80070308

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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