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How do I fix the 0x80070652 error?

Published on April 8th, 2022

The 0x80070652 error code is a Windows Update error. This error code indicates that the Windows Update service is not running. The Windows Update service is responsible for downloading and installing updates for Windows. If the Windows Update service is not running, Windows will not be able to install updates. This can lead to stability and security issues on your computer.

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1. Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix the problem

  1. Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter by clicking on the Start button and typing "troubleshoot" in the search box.
  2. Click on the "View All Updates" button.
  3. Click on the "Fix problems" button.
  4. Click on the "Next" button.
  5. Select the problem you are experiencing and click on the "Next" button.
  6. Click on the "Fix Problem" button.
  7. Click on the " Finish " button.

2. Run the built-in System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

  1. Open the Windows System File Checker tool by clicking Start, entering system file checker in the search box, and clicking System File Checker.
  2. Click Repair All in the main window.
  3. In the System File Checker window, click the check boxes next to the files you want to check.
  4. Click Check.
  5. If the files are missing or corrupted, the System File Checker tool will report this and offer to repair the files. If the files are not missing or corrupt, the System File Checker tool will report this and offer to stop checking the files.
  6. Click OK to either repair or stop checking the files.

3. Use the DISM tool to fix the problem

1.Boot your computer into Safe Mode with networking. 2.Run the DISM utility and click on the "Fix Windows" button. 3.Select the appropriate installation from the list and click on the "Next" button. 4.Select the " Repair your computer " option and click on the "Next" button. 5.Select the "Command Prompt" option and type the following command: dism /online /repair-windows /sp:1 /c: 6.Type the following command to check if the repair was successful: dism /online /get-status /sp:1

4. Reset the Windows Update Components

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on Programs and Features.
  3. Click on the Windows Update Components icon.
  4. Click on the “Reset” button.
  5. Click on “Yes” to confirm.

5. Run the Windows Update Cleanup tool

To run the Windows Update Cleanup tool, first open the Start menu and click Search. In the Search results pane, type "Windows Update Cleanup" and click the Search result that appears. On the Windows Update Cleanup page, click the Download button to download the Windows Update Cleanup tool. When the Windows Update Cleanup tool is downloaded, double-click the Windows Update Cleanup tool to open it. On the Windows Update Cleanup page, click the Next button. On the Select Cleanup Type page, select the check box next to the type of error you are experiencing and click the Next button. On the Select Computer page, select the computers that you want to clean up Windows Update installations on and click the Next button. On the Confirm Computer Selection page, click the Next button. On the Cleanup Options page, select the check box next to the options you want to use to clean up your computer and click the Next button. On the Cleanup Progress page, you will see the progress of the Windows Update Cleanup process. When the process is complete, click the Finish button to close the Windows Update Cleanup tool.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Install the latest cumulative update for Windows 10.
  2. Perform a clean boot of your system.
  3. Create a new user account and try to install the updates.