Windows Update Error Code 0x8008005 occurs due to missing or corrupted system files. This error code appears when there is a problem with the operating system. In such cases, you might encounter issues while installing the latest update. You might even receive the following error message: “This installation package could not be opened.”
There are numerous reasons why this error might occur. Some of the most common ones include:
- A virus infection
- An incomplete uninstallation process
- Corrupted registry entries
- Outdated antivirus definitions
How to repair error 0x8008005
The first thing that you can do if you are facing any issue with Windows Update is to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter. It will scan your computer and identify any problems that it finds. If you have already installed updates on your PC, then the tool will automatically download them and install them in case they were blocked by another program.