The error 0x8000ffff most likely comes up in Windows 7 whenever computer users attempt to carry out a system restore. Also, in Windows 8/10, it can occur while purchasing apps. Once in a while a need may arise to restore the computer to an earlier working status. It may be due to driver or software incompatibility, malware attacks, system registry resets, etc. In the process of restoring the system, the following error may appear:

error 0x8000ffff

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer system files and settings were not changed.

The failure is described as “An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x8000ffff)”. The cause of the problem above is the failure to correctly replace a file in case of a file conflict midway through the system restore. Sometimes even after getting the message “System Restore has completed successfully”, you may realize that the process was not carried out.
When you encounter such an error, retry the system restore once or twice. In some cases the process completes after a repeated attempt. But in the event that the error persists, there is a way out.

fix error 0x8000ffff

There are several approaches to this.

Method 1: Repaid Window System

  1. Click Start button and then type System Restore in search box.
  2. Right Click on System Restore and chose Run as administrative.
  3. In System Restore dialog box click next.
  4. Select a restore point from available restore point by dates.
  5. Confirm your restore point and click Finish.

Method 2: Correct System date and time

Set the correct system date and time. Incorrect dates and time zones create problems whenever you attempt to connect to Windows App servers. Click on the date on the lower right corner and then change date and time settings.

Method 3: Re register window 10 apps

Re register the Windows 10 store. On the Windows search box, type “Powershell”. When the Powershell icon appears, right click on it and select “Run as Administrator” from the context menu.

Method 4: Troubleshooter

Deploy the Apps Troubleshooter. There is an app from Microsoft specifically created to carry out system diagnostics. You can download it from here and run it as per the on-screen prompts.