windows update and 0x80080299

Microsoft not only checks for genuine windows license before one can start downloading windows update, it also checks for genuine office licenses.

Otherwise, one would experience "unable to validate windows genuine copy with error message of 0x80080299".

This is due to the fact that there is an activeX control not presence in your system when either you had illegal windows license or office license.

Assuming you are using illegal Microsoft Office license on top of a genuine windows operating system license, proceed to uninstall Microsoft Office and follow instruction from the following url...

Thankfully, the support site is pretty comprehensive and updated.