Windows Updates will not install Error code 80070308
I am running Windows 7 64 bit. I keep getting a notice that there are 9 windows updates waiting to be installed. They seem to download okay and then go through the process of installing.
But then I get a notice that nothing was installed because of an error code 80070308.
Followed the instructions in Microsoft Troubleshooter and even tried using the "Fix It Tool' but nothing helps.
I ran full Virus scans with both Microsoft Essentials and Bitdefender and both found nothing wrong.
Any other ideas as to what I can try to do would be appreciated.
I wanted to attach an image from my computer to this post but could not find an upload link.
This error code indicates that there could some issue with your .NET installation.
Create a system restore point first, and then you may try some of these suggestions:
Check the integrity of your .NET installation:
.NET Framework Setup Verification Tool - Verify integrity of installation
Run the following tool if corruption is found:
Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool Download
If it does not help, completely remove the .NET versions on your system:
Remove old versions of .NET Framework with Cleanup Utility
Reinstall .NET afresh.
You will get the links here: Microsoft .NET Framework : Beginners Guide & Download
Restart and see if the Windows Updates will install.
If they do not, see if anything here helps you:
Fix: Windows Updates fail to install in Windows 7 | 8
Maybe flushing the Software Distribution Folder will help you.