How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070057 : A Practical Approach

Fixing Windows Update Error 0x80070057 in Windows 10

Sometimes it may happen that you get the windows update error 0x80070057 during your windows updation. The updation process will fail to move forward. What to do in this scenario? How to resolve it?

Well, there is nothing to panic, and you can very well solve this issue just by following the under mentioned steps.


Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x80070057

Remedial Actions Windows Update Error 0x80070057

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Please undertake the following actions stepwise.

1.  Go to “Run” search box by Clicking the Windows Key + R key.
2. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
3. The Group Policy Editor window will open.
4. Go to ‘Computer Configuration’ > ‘Administrative Templates’ > ‘Windows Components’ > ‘Windows Update’.
5. In the right panel search for ‘Configure Automatic Updates’ and if it says that it is ‘Not Configured’ then go to Command prompt.
6. In the Windows Search box type ‘Cmd’ and run ‘Cmd.exe’ as Administrator by right clicking on it and selecting as Administrator.
7. In the Command Prompt window type gpupdate /force to update your group policy.
8. Restart your system and check your windows update. It should work now and update windows normally. If the problem is still not resolved, go to next steps.
9.  Download the “Windows Update Troubleshooter Tool” from Microsoft.

10. Run as administrator and select ‘Windows Update’ option.

Windows Update Troubleshooter


11. The Windows Update Troubleshooter will attempt to fix the problem.
12. Restart your system and check whether Windows Update is working normally or not.

13. This time Windows update problem is supposed to be resolved. If still, the problem persists try proceeding to follow steps. These steps will additionally also install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, while resolving the windows update error 0x80070057.

Installing Anniversary Update

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Update & security.
  • Then Click on Windows Update.
  • Click the Learn more link.
  • When default web browser opens, click the Get the Anniversary Update now button.
  • Double-click the Windows10Upgrade28084 file that you just downloaded to trigger the download of the Anniversary Update.
  • Watch for Verifying Download and make sure to turn off your connection to the internet, including Wi-Fi or Ethernet immediately as the download reaches 100%.
  • Once the update begins to install, it’ll get stuck at 2%, after 1 minute re-enables your network adapter.

Now the Windows 10 Anniversary Update should install successfully on your computer and the windows update error 0x80070057 must have resolved. If still, the update problem persists, I am afraid you have to try updating the system using the Media Creation Tool.

All the Best 🙂

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