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How To Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070057

Windows 10 Anniversary update is like any other previously rolled out updates for Windows and is available in all those regions where Windows 10 is officially available. Microsoft releases system updates from time to time and by default To fix bugs on the current system and improve features.  Windows 10 is set to install updates automatically. Whenever any new updates are available this will download automatically itself. But sometimes things don’t go well and update installation failed with an error message like windows 10 update failed error 80240fff. There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help – (0x80070057)”. This error may also come up with slightly different errors such as windows 10 update error 0x80072ee7, windows update error 0x80070057, Something went wrong, 

windows update error 0x80070057 or windows 10 update error 0x80072ee7 indicates that the windows updates have failed and there are numerous reasons for the error to pop-up which could be corrupt windows update components, previous updates that failed and caused corruption with the system files needed to pack and unpack update packages and apply them 0x80070057 number is the hexadecimal error number and is common Error in Windows 10, 8.1 and 7.

Many users have reported that the installation process crashes while installing Update and an unknown error code 0x80070057 comes up. Most of the users are reporting the 0x80070057 error occurs when they attempt to update Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Generally error code 80070057 signals corruption of Windows update files

Reason Behind The windows update error 0x80070057

• You are trying to back up your files, and there is corruption.

• You are trying to install a Windows operating system and the System Reserved Partition is

• Corrupt registry or policy entries are interfering with the Windows Update process.

• There were some problems installing updates, and the system will attempt to try again later.

Windows update error 0x80070057

Windows 10 having an inbuilt Troubleshooting tool to fix Windows update-related errors. It’s the easiest method to try, so go ahead and run it first. Head over to the Microsoft support site and download the troubleshooter (direct download link). Once downloaded, open the destination folder and then execute the application.

To manually run the Troubleshooting tool click on start search and type Troubleshooting. And click the troubleshooting.

When the troubleshooting window opens click on view all on the left side. Now scroll down and select windows update. This will open the windows update troubleshooting window. Click Advanced Settings and you’ll find an “Apply repairs Automatically” tick on it and click next.

this will check the system for errors and problems which prevent install updates this which can take a few minutes to complete and fix itself.

After completing the troubleshooting, it should hopefully clear up the problems. Now Restart the windows and again check for updates once again.

Delete Windows SoftwareDistribution Folder

When you failed to finish Windows 10 anniversary update, it might be because the updated files may go out of data or an error occurred to the files. Therefore, you may also try to delete all content in the folder where you download Windows 10 anniversary update file and re-download the files again:

To Delete Windows download folder content and re-download Windows 10 anniversary update file

Open Command Prompt, right-click the Start menu (or press Windows+X), choose “Command Prompt (Admin)” and then click Yes to allow it to run with administrative privileges. At the Command Prompt, type the following command and then hit Enter to stop the Windows Update service and its related serves.

First Type  net stop wuauserv To Stop The Windows Update Service

Type net stop bits To Stop Background intelligent transfer service.

And Type net stop dosvc To Stop the Delivery Optimization Service.

Now Go to C: > Windows > SoftwareDistribution > DataStore and to C: > Windows > Software Distribution > Downloads Delete all the files in the folder.
It may ask you for administrator permission. Give it. Don’t worry. There’s nothing vital here. Windows Update will recreate what it needs the next time you run it.

Now-Again move to the command prompt and restart the stopped services to this type below commands one by one and press enter key.

First Type net start wuauserv To Start The Windows Update Service

Type net start bits To Start Background intelligent transfer service.

And Type net starts dosvc To Start the Delivery Optimization Service.

When the service has restarted, you can close Command Prompt and restart Windows. Give Windows Update another try and see if your problem has been fixed. You will be able to download and install the updates successfully.

Use the System File Checker

Windows has an inbuilt System File Checker tool we can use to scan the system for any potentially corrupted files. This tool will detail and potentially fix any unexpected corruptions, returning the system to a good working state.

To run the system file check tool first open the command prompt To do this, click Start, type Command Prompt or cmd in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

Run system file checker

The sfc /scannow command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%System32dllcache.

This command can take a little time to complete. Do not close the Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. On completion, you’ll receive one of the following messages:

SFC Utility Scan Results

• Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
Your system did not contain any corrupted files; you need to try another fix for this issue

If the result says Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
You need to reboot your system into Safe Mode, then run the command

• Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%LogsCBSCBS.log.
To view the details of what the System File Checker fixed, see the instructions below

Or If the result would be Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%LogsCBSCBS.log.

You’ll need to manually repair the corrupted files.

Read how to Fix Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them error using DISM tool

WiFi/LAN Disabling

Sometimes there may be severe corruption with the update store, which is preventing Anniversary Update from being installed. The solution to fix this issue is to disable the internet, (LAN or WAN) whilst the installer is verifying Anniversary Update Files.

To do this Go to Windows Update and open Check for Updates Click on “Get the Anniversary Update Now” You should now receive a notification asking you to download “Windows10Upgrade28084” Wait for the program to go to the Verifying Download stage, once it hits 100%,  immediately TURN OFF your WiFI or LAN connection to do this

Hold the Windows Key and Press R. Type ncpa.cpl and Click OK. Right Click either your Wireless LAN Adapter or Ethernet LAN Adapter and choose Disable.

The installation will get stuck around 2%-3%, wait a minute Once the update has finished verifying, you can enable it by right-clicking the disabled adapter.

Modify Windows Registry Editor

If all of the above methods don’t work, we can make changes to the Windows Registry to fix this Error.

Note: Before Make any changes to the windows registry it’s Recommended to Create A System Restore point . so that if anything went wrong while making changes on Registry we can revert back our system to the previous working state.

 Now Fallow below the steps to make changes to Registry 

First Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialogue, then type Regedit and press Enter. this will open the windows registry editor window. now navigate to fallowing

Ensure the following registry entries match your own:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdateUX “IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled”=dword:00000000


Make the changes if necessary, then reboot your system and attempt the upgrade.

Fix Using media creation tool

If above all methods are failed to fix ERROR 0X80070057, Don’t worry we can install an anniversary update using the windows media creation tool.

Media Creation Tool allows users to perform an in-place upgrade or clean install Windows 10 1607 so that they’ll not be able to meet the update error code or failure issue. Here below are the detailed steps:

• Download Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and double-click MediaCreationTool.exe to launch the tool;
• Follow the setup steps till you see Windows 10 Setup and select Upgrade this PC now > click next.

• Click Accept when the download is complete and make sure the installer is set to Keep personal files and apps as the default behavior;
• If it’s not, click Change what to keep to change the settings;
• Click Install to begin the update process.

These are some best working solutions to fix windows update error 0x80070057, windows 10 update failed error 80240fff, for Windows 10 computers. Have any query, suggestion feel free to comment below. Also, Read

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