Last updated on October 31st, 2016
Windows Update Error Code 800F080D occurs when system files become corrupted probably due to hard disk problems or after a virus attack. The "800F080D" error may be displayed when you try to search for new updates or when you try to install a Service Pack update in Windows 7 or Vista.
Error code description: "Windows could not search for new updates
Error(s) found: Code 800F080D"
This tutorial contains detailed instructions on how to fix error 800F080D during Windows Update.
How to fix Windows Update Error 800F080D in Windows 8, 7 & Vista.
Step 1. Scan your computer for viruses.
Some viruses or malicious programs can corrupt or modify your system files and settings. So, before you continue to troubleshoot the error Code 800F080D update problem, use this Malware Scan and Removal Guide to check and remove viruses or/and malicious programs that may be running on your computer.
Step 2. Run the System File Checker (SFC) tool.
Run the System File Checker (SFC) tool to fix Windows corrupted files and services. To do that:
1. Open an elevated command prompt window by going to:
In Windows 7 & Vista:
- Start > All Programs > Accessories
- Right-click to “Command prompt” item and choose “Run as administrator”.
- In Windows 8, 8.1:
- Right-click at the screen's bottom-left corner and from the pop-up menu, choose “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
- 2. In the command window, type the following command and press Enter.
- SFC /SCANNOW
3. Wait and do not use your computer until SFC tool checks and fixes the corrupted system files or services.
4. When SFC tool finishes, reboot your computer and check if Windows Update Service is working. If not then continue to the next step.
Step 3. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter utility,
1. Download Microsoft's Windows Update Troubleshooter utility to your computer.
2. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter and press Accept at the first screen.
3. Select the Detect problems and apply the fixes for (Recommended) option.
4. Let the program fix problems with Windows Update and then restart your computer.
5. Check for Updates again and if the 800F080D error still persists continue to the next step.
Step 4: Run the System Update Readiness Tool to fix Windows Component Store Corruption.
In Windows 7 & Vista:
1. Download and save to your desktop the System Update Readiness tool according to your Windows version.
2. Double click to install the downloaded file (e.g. Windows6.1-KB947821-v34-x86.msu).
3. When the installation is completed, restart your computer and try to install Windows Updates.
In Windows 8, 8.1:
1. Open an elevated command prompt: To do that:
2. At the command prompt window, type the following command & press Enter:
- DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
- 3. Be patient until DISM repairs component store.4. When the operation is completed, you should be informed that the component store corruption was repaired.5. Close command prompt window and restart your computer.6. Force Windows to install Updates.