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23 July 2014

Windows Update Error Code 80070308 Solution

First of all, I must say I am not responsible for any damage done to your system as a result of this proposed solution I discovered when solving this problem I encountered as IT Support Engineer. You must do your own back up in any case!

I had tried many solutions I can Google and only this one works for me, so here it is:

1. Assuming you are using Windows 7 or if you are using Windows 8, please make sure you select the correct operating system on the top right hand corner.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows/troubleshoot-problems-installing-updates#1TC=windows-7

2. If above doesn't work, try deleting or rename "SoftwareDistribution" folder found in your Windows Directory. For eg. "C:\Windows" (You may need do that in the Safe Mode)

3. Final step if still doesn't work, follow below steps:

1. Open Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Components
3. Delete or rename REG_DWORD "pendingrequired=1"
4. Done! Try doing Microsoft Updates again...

Let me know if it works or encounter issues...