If you are Windows 10 user and encountering update error code 0x80070057 regularly, but don’t have any idea to fix it, then don’t worry because here you will get the complete solution to fix this issue with ease and make your Windows 10 system without any error.
To fix the 0x80070057 error code you must have administrator rights inside Windows 10 Technical Preview for the group policy editor feature available in the operating system and to access or run the required command lines in the Command Prompt window.
But if you are the one that installed Windows 10 build 9926 then you won’t have any issues.
Tutorial on how to solve error code 0x80070057 while trying to do Windows updates
Method 1: Change the Name of the SoftwareDistribution Folder
This is one of the basic solution to get rid of Windows 10 update error 0x80070057. Follow the below given steps carefully to do this:
Step 1: Open the run dialogue box by pressing Windows key + R
Step 2: In the run box type %SystemRoot% and press the Enter key.
Step 3: Now you have to find the SoftwareDistribution folder and set the name of this folder to SoftwareDistributon.old.
Step 4: At last, restart your PC and try to update your PC again.
Method 2: Registry Tweak to fix Windows 10 update error code 0x80070057
Note: Operating over registry editor needs experience, so it is suggested to skip this process if you don’t have knowledge about this method.
First, you have to open the run dialogue box (Windows + R), after it, type regedit in the run box and press the Enter key.
Now, open the notepad and then copy and paste the given lines:
Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX]
Go to the File and then Save As
Set the type of your file to All Files and save this text file as wufix.reg on your desktop.
Now, run the wufix.reg file. If any UAC prompt appears then press ok.
Method 3: Reset Windows Update components
If you are still unable to solve this update error then you have to reset all the Windows Update components via Command Prompt. To do this follow the below steps:
Step 1: First you have to open the Command Prompt as administrator. To do this, Press Windows + X and select Command Prompt (admin). Run the below given commands one by one:
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
Step 2: Now, we will remove the qmgr.dat update files by executing the given commands:
Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftNetworkDownloader*.*”
Step 3: In this step we will clean the Windows Update cache, run the given commands:
rmdir %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution /S /Q
rmdir %systemroot%system32catroot2 /S /Q
Step 4: Now, we have to register all of the Windows Update DLL files on the Windows Registry database. Simple run the given commands one by one (press the Enter key after each of the command)
regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll
regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll
regsvr32.exe /s shdocvw.dll
regsvr32.exe /s browseui.dll
regsvr32.exe /s jscript.dll
regsvr32.exe /s vbscript.dll
regsvr32.exe /s scrrun.dll
regsvr32.exe /s msxml.dll
regsvr32.exe /s msxml3.dll
regsvr32.exe /s msxml6.dll
regsvr32.exe /s actxprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe /s softpub.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wintrust.dll
regsvr32.exe /s dssenh.dll
regsvr32.exe /s rsaenh.dll
regsvr32.exe /s gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe /s sccbase.dll
regsvr32.exe /s slbcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe /s cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32.exe /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32.exe /s ole32.dll
regsvr32.exe /s shell32.dll
regsvr32.exe /s initpki.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wups.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wups2.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32.exe /s qmgr.dll
regsvr32.exe /s qmgrprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wucltux.dll
regsvr32.exe /s muweb.dll
regsvr32.exe /s wuwebv.dll
Step 5: Restart the Windows Update components by executing following commands separately.
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc
Method 4: Run DISM and SFC commands
This method is recommended by the Microsoft, run the DISM and SFC commands one by one by applying the given steps:
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt with administrator privilege (Press Windows + X and select Command Prompt (admin)). After opening the command prompt, run the following command,
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
This will take a few minutes to complete the process.
Step 2: After running DISM command, now run the System File Checker tool. Type the following command and press the Enter key.
At last when the SFC commands finishes the scanning process, exit from the command prompt and try to update your system again.
Method 5: Try to download the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU)
Find out the Operating System’s version of your computer system, to do this follow the below given steps:
To do this, navigate through the Settings > System > About > scroll down to System type. Here you can find out where you are using: 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.
After it, you have to visit the Microsoft’s Update Catalog website, and then download the version of the latest SSU.
If you have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating systems then it’s not that much hard to do you are able to do the steps above in just a couple of minutes of your time and get the Windows Update feature up and running in build 9926. But if you want to fix this issue quickly without going through such manual method then you can use PC Repair Tool to fix this error.
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