FIX: Error Code X80080008 Apps not Installing on PC

Well, it is possible that sometimes you’re not able to install apps like it just freezes in the installation process and shows an error code X80080008. This error can easily be fixed by clearing the Windows Store cache, but if you’ve tried that and still the installation isn’t working, then you can follow the below-mentioned methods.

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How to fix the error code X80080008?

Run script:

  • Press Windows key + R key
  • The RUN dialogue box will appear.
  • Type notepad in the box and click Enter
  • Now type in the following script in the notepad.

REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUCLTUX.DLL /S

REGSVR32 WUWEBV.DLL /S

REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL /S

REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL /S

  • Then left-click on the file button on the top left corner of the notepad document.
  • Now left-click on the save as tab.
  • Write app.bat in the file name field.
  • Now run the file as admin.
  • Next, restart your PC

Disable your system’s firewall

So we all know that firewalls are super crucial for the security of our computers. However, sometimes the firewall can be the enemy of the system and hinder the installation process of apps. Hence, you should consider disabling or deactivating your firewall for a while and see if the error is gone. Moreover, if the error is gone when you disabled the firewall and realize it starts to appear when you enable it again. Well, in that case, you may have to uninstall the firewall from your system entirely.

Disable your antivirus:

Some of your antivirus features may be intervening in your system, and so causing the error. So it would be best if you considered disabling some of your antivirus features for a while or a better solution is to install more compatible and better antivirus software that won’t cause such errors in the future.

Conclusion:

I hope this article was a helpful guide for fixing the issue.

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