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Windows Update Error Code 80070008

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    Windows Update Error Code 80070008

    Recently I encountered error on Windows Update and it showed me the error code "80070008" in which it says that my computer might have run out of memory. I am actually unsure which "memory" the error message is talking about as my RAM seems to still have plenty of room (C: has 200GB space left, while RAM is mostly used about 27~30% out of 8GB).

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    Here are my troubleshoot attempts:

    1. Disabled Firewall and AntiVirus Program
    Disabled my AV protection, firewall to no avail. I also tried uninstalling my AV program and disabled Windows Defender. But the problem is still there.

    2. Manual update installation
    Tried to download the update files from Microsoft and attempted installation, but failed to install.

    3. Windows Update Diagnostic Tool
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    The tool stated three errors with "Fixed" status:
    - Service registration is missing or corrupt
    - Windows Update error 0x80070490 (2015-07-21-T-11_33_07P)
    - Problems installing recent updates
    ...but problem persists.

    4. System File Check
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    I run sfc /scannow command at Advanced Startup (notice the X: prompt)... unsure if I did it right, because I couldn't seem to perform it on normal startup nor Safe Mode (Error message: Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation).

    So through advanced startup, I receive result saying "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them." and rebooted my system. Yet I felt there was no changes and I am still unable to update my Windows.
    When I roughly scan through the log, most of the error messages are pretty much lead to the same issue, such as "HRESULT = 0x80070008 - ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY"

    Here is the log if needed: CBS.log

    5. DISM
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    Tried to run command "DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth" on both Command Prompt and Powershell and they returned me the same error message, code 8 "Not enough storage is available to process this command".
    Here is the log if needed: dism.log

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    Some articles said that increasing IRPStackSize's value at Registry Editor might help, but as I tried to create (as previously IRPStackSize wasn't there) and put its default decimal value as "15" then rebooted my system, still unable to fix the problem.

    6. Clean Boot
    Tried this as well, problem is the same as ever.

    7. Windows Memory Diagnostic
    Performed Memory Diagnostic, and received "no error/problem detected" message.

    Can anyone help me with this issue?
    Last edited by MelissaM; 30 Jul 2015 at 10:17. Reason: Added more troubleshooting attempts

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    Sorry to say but no one ever gives any help anymore to worried about windows 10
    i will research it
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