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Error code 8000FFFF

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    win 8

    Error code 8000FFFF

    I have five Win 8 64 bit files from Windows Update with the error code 8000FFFF - tried almost everything with no luck. I think these errors are stopping me from downloading the 8.1 upgrade. Can't even access Windows Store. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64

    Hi, Welcome to 8 forums.

    If you receive Windows Update error 8000FFFF, it means that there are Windows*registry values that are blocking the update from being downloaded and installed.

    • Open the Registry Editor by clicking the Start button, typing regedit into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER.* If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    • In the left pane, find and double-click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and then click COMPONENTS.
    • Right-click COMPONENTS, and then click Export. By default, this file is saved to your desktop, but you can choose any folder.
    • In the File Name text box, type COMPONENTS. You have now created a back up copy of the registry values you're going to be removing.
    • In the right pane, search for PendingXmlIdentifier, right-click it, and then click Delete. PendingXmlIdentifier might not be listed.
    • In the right pane, search for NextQueueEntryIndex, right-click it, and then click Delete. NextQueueEntryIndex might not be listed.
    • In the right pane, search for AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving, right-click it, and then click Delete.AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving might not be listed.
    • Restart your computer and then run Windows Update again.

      Keep us posted.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    win 8

    Archer, I don't seem to have COMPONENTS listed under HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE
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