How To Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070057

How to fix Windows update error code 0x80070057. 

This problem may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:

  1. The Windows Update database is corrupted.
  2. Antivirus software is configured to scan the %Windir%\SoftwareDistribution folder.
  3. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service does not receive a content link header.
  4. A required system file is registered incorrectly.

Try the below methods and check if it helps.

Method 1

If I am not wrong you had tried the below Windows Update troubleshooter to fix your problem and if this is not the same link then try to run the troubleshooter.

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter

Method 2

Step 1

If issue still persists I would suggest you to reset Windows Update components and for that try to run the fixit provided in the following article. If you had already tried the same fixit before I would request you to run the fixit again.

How do I reset Windows Update components?

Step 2

Try to follow the steps provided in the following Microsoft Article and check if it helps.

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates

Method 3

If after performing both steps issue persists try to follow the different steps provided in different methods of following Microsoft article.

Unable to install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry disclaimerThis section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

You can use the following link in order to back up and restore the registry in Windows:

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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