How do I fix Windows Update + Microsoft Store Error 0x80246008?

The error code 0x80246008 occurs when updating the Windows OS or Windows apps via the Microsoft store. If you are one of them who is getting the same error, stick with this article. In this article we will try to solve your problem and give you a solution.

Why am I getting the error code 0x80246008?

There is no solid reason behind the error code 0x80246008, so it can be appeared due to the dozens of reasons like missing dll files, exe files, sys files, corrupted registry files, outdated drivers, etc. To solve this problem, you need to follow the below steps.

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Method 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter.

Windows update troubleshooter scans and finds common issues with Windows update service and fixes them if they find any. You can try Update troubleshooter to fix the update error 0x80248007.

Method 3: Repair Windows Files using the DISM command.

If there are any corrupted windows files, you might face the update error code 0x80246008 on your Windows 8, 10, or 11 machine. To repair the corrupted windows files, apply the following steps.

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.
Step 2: Run the following command respectively.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Method 4: Restart Windows Update Service.

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.
Step 2: Run the following command respectively.

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.bak
ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start cryptsvc
sfc /scannow

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Fix this update error in Microsoft Store

If the error code 0x80246008 is appearing when you try to download, install, or update apps via Microsoft Store, then the following article will help you in fixing of this error.


If you are getting the error code 0x80246008 at the time of updating Windows OS or using the Microsoft store, try the solutions given in this article.