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windows update error 80070308

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  • Hi!
    I have just installed Windows 7 RC.
    Then I SUCCESSFULLY installed Russian language pack (as windows update!) and now I use it.
    And may be Windows also automatically installed some other updates - I don't remember.

    But now I can't install ANY UPDATES using standard windows update service.
    (there are 7 important updates available: KB970420,21,22,24, KB973346, KB971930, KB970858)
    I have error 80070308 and internet search on this number doesn't help.

    I have Windows 7 RC build 7100 32 bit.
    AMD Athlon 2500
    VIA KT 400 MB
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 7:52 PM

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  • This issue occurs if the folder SoftwareDistribution is corrupt. Please refer the following article to rename it.

    KB958048 


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Sorry for my late reaction but...it didn't help.
    Also note that article KB958048 is about error 0xC80001FE and McAfee. But I have error 80070308 and NO McAfee.
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 3:54 PM
  • Please refer the article to Rename SoftwareDistribution.
    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Friday, July 31, 2009 3:13 AM
    Moderator
  • Please refer the article to Rename SoftwareDistribution.
    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Arthur, the article is OK. And I successfully renamed SoftwareDistribution to SoftwareDistribution.old (then windows created new "instance" of SoftwareDistribution folder).
    But this DIDN'T HELP. After renaming I restarted update process and got the same error!
    Friday, July 31, 2009 4:50 PM
  • Just a few more things to try that have worked for me in the past:

    - Fixing Windows Update with Subinacl - KB968003

    - Download and install the failing updates manually (just search Microsoft for their KB articles), then try again.

    Last ditch effort:

    - Open Command Prompt as administrator and run "chkdsk /r" and "sfc /scannow" (without quotes)

    Hope this helps!
    Sunday, August 02, 2009 7:28 AM
  • Hi!
    I have just installed Windows 7 RC.
    Then I SUCCESSFULLY installed Russian language pack (as windows update!) and now I use it.
    And may be Windows also automatically installed some other updates - I don't remember.

    I have error 80070308 and internet search on this number doesn't help.

    I have Windows 7 RC build 7100 32 bit.
    AMD Athlon 2500
    VIA KT 400 MB

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:10 PM
  • Windows Update error 80070308 solution

    Yeach! I found solution!

    First, use FixIt for Windows update and try delete or rename %windir%/SoftwareDistribution

    If rename SoftwareDistribution not solve the problem, try this:

    1. Open Regedit
    2. Go to HKLM\Components
    3. Delete or rename REG_DWORD "pendingrequired=1"
    4. Profit!
    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:35 AM