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How do I fix error code 80070057 on my PC?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The 80070057 error code is a Windows update error that occurs when the system is unable to install updates. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but is typically caused by a corrupt or incomplete update file. In some cases, it may also be caused by a conflict between the Windows update service and another program or service on the system.

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1. Try to install the updates again

If you are having difficulty installing the updates because of 80070057, first try to restart your computer. This might fix some problems with the updates. If restarting your computer does not fix the problem, then you can try to roll back the updates. To do this, you will need to go to the Windows Update website and click on the “Advanced options” link. Then, you will need to select the “Roll back updates to an earlier point” option. Finally, you will need to enter the update number that is causing the problem (in this case, 80070057) and click on the “OK” button.

2. If you're using Windows 10, try using the Media Creation Tool

  1. Open the Media Creation Tool by clicking on the Start Menu, clicking on the Settings icon, and then clicking on the Media and Devices icon.
  2. On the Media Creation Tool window, click on the + icon in the bottom left corner of the window.
  3. On the Media Creation Tool window, click on the Create a DVD or Blu-ray Disc option.
  4. On the Media Creation Tool window, click on the Type of disc window.
  5. On the Type of disc window, select the Windows 10 option.
  6. On the Media Creation Tool window, click on the Create button.
  7. On the Media Creation Tool window, wait for the Media Creation Tool to finish creating the disc.
  8. Insert the newly created disc into your computer.
  9. On the computer, open the disc drive.
  10. Double-click on the disc to open it.
  11. On the main menu of the disc, click on the Settings icon.
  12. On the Settings window, click on the Update and recovery button.
  13. On the Update and recovery window, click on the Troubleshoot button.
  14. On the Troubleshoot window, click on the Advanced options button.
  15. On the Advanced options window, click on the Repair my computer button.
  16. On the Repair my computer window, click on the Next button.
  17. On the Repair my computer window, click on the Repair your computer with the latest updates option.
  18. On the Repair your computer with the latest updates window, click on the Next button.
  19. On the Repair my computer with the latest updates window, wait for the repair process to finish.
  20. After the repair process is complete, click on the Finish button.

3. Try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Launch the Windows Update Troubleshooter by clicking Start and typing "Windows Update Troubleshooter" in the search box.
  2. Click on the "Troubleshoot Problems" button.
  3. Select the problem that you are experiencing from the list and click on the "Next" button.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to fix the problem.

4. Clear the Windows Update cache

  1. Open the "Command Prompt" as an administrator.
  2. Type "wupdb" and press Enter.
  3. Type "cleanup-cache" and press Enter.
  4. Type "exit" to close the Command Prompt.

5. Reset the Windows Update Components

  1. Open the Command Prompt by clicking Start and typing cmd.
  2. At the command prompt, type wuauclt.exe /reset.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. If the problem persists, you may need to reinstall Windows.

6. Run the DISM tool

  1. Open an elevated command prompt
  2. Type "dism /online /cleanup-image /image:C:\Windows\System32\drivers"
  3. Check the status of the operation
  4. If the operation was successful, the command prompt will close. if not, please continue with the next step.
  5. Type "dism /online /cleanup-image /image:C:\Windows\System32\drivers /quit"
  6. Check the status of the operation
  7. If the operation was successful, the command prompt will close. if not, please continue with the next step.
  8. Type "dism /online /cleanup-image /image:C:\Windows\System32\drivers /verify-v2"
  9. Check the status of the operation
  10. If the operation was successful, the command prompt will close. if not, please continue with the next step.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Perform a clean boot.
  2. Try installing the updates in Safe Mode.