Thursday, August 19, 2010

Windows 7 Update Error 80080005


Are you getting windows 7 update error 80080005? I wasted a lot of time chasing this one as this error code is common to Vista and other problems.

Here's a quick fix. The problem is that you probably loaded a lot of 'stuff' and your registry is full. This is what you need to do (under an administrator account):

  1. Open your registry editor
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
  3. Edit the RegistrySizeLimit key
  4. Set the value to 4294967295 in decimal pr ffffff in hex
  5. Reboot
After this windows update should run fine. Let me know if this helped you or post a quesiton.


26 comments:

  1. What if there is no "RegistrySizeLimit" key?

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  2. If there's no "RegistrySizeLimit" go to storage....right click on the default and modify. Enter the value 4294967295. close n restart your pc.

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  3. Changing the "Storage" value as indicated did not change the error. By the way it is ffffffff in hex, not ffffff, or did you intend two different values?

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  4. It worked. Thanks.

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  5. Thanks, this worked for me as well. But in HEX its 8 f's not pr fffff. Please note.

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  6. Didn't work for me, still getting the same error code

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  7. I've just spent a good 3 hours trying to fix 80080005 on Windows 7 and came accross this blog post and it worked, thank you!! You saved me from more hours of trying to sort out a laptop at a remote site. At first I didn't think this would work especially when I started to research this, apparently since XP and onwards the size should not matter. Out of desperation I tried this, rebooted and updates are now being downloaded and installed.

    Seriously have wasted so many hours of my life fixing Windows :-(

    Thanks again for posting your findings and solution!

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  8. Thank you for this post! I've been trying to find a solution to this problem for months. Yours is the only one I've found that works.

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  9. This do not work for me at all, there is no differense when i made that change.

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  10. how do I open the registry editor?

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  11. This worked for me -- was unable to even check for Windows Updates until I made this change and rebooted. Thank you.

    To the previous commenter:
    1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.
    2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

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  12. THIS FIX DOESN'T WORK

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  13. Yes!! it worked for me ^_^ thank you very much

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  14. Try this site:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Troubleshoot-problems-with-installing-updates

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  15. "RegistrySizeLimit" i canot find this
    i did that
    "If there's no "RegistrySizeLimit" go to storage....right click on the default and modify. Enter the value 4294967295. close n restart your pc."

    no thing happned

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  16. Hi, I have this issue and RegistrySizeLimit setting helped. Thanks.

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  17. It did not work for me. I am using Windows 7. I tried setting the value in Decimal as well as Hexa in storage. But did not work in both ways.

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  18. I tried to fix this error for over two weeks. Finally, I stumble this post and now its working fine. Thanks. Liahey

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  19. It worked for me!
    Thanks allot!

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  20. hola viejo me podrias traducir esto por favor no entiendo (en ffffff pr decimal en hexadecimal)

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  21. Worked for me - thanks!

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