Windows Update error 9c57

What is ‘Error code 9c57’ in Windows Update?

Windows Update error 9c57 is an error that may occur when you are trying to install “Windows IE9 in Windows 7 for x64 Based System” update.


How can you fix ‘Error code 9c57’ in Windows Update?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Manually installing Internet Explorer
  • Deleting SoftwareDistribution and running DISM command and sfc/ scannow command


Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on August 29, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1. Manually Install Internet Explorer

Windows update error 9c57 may be caused by outdated, missing or corrupt Internet Explorer. Download and install Internet Explorer using this link site If you have an old version of Internet Explorer installed, please uninstall it.

It is recommendable to install IE in Clean boot mode, so any third-party program will not interrupt the installation process. To access Clean boot, please see the video below.

Staff Answered on August 30, 2017.
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Solution 2. Delete SoftwareDistribution and run DISM command with sfc /scannow command

If Windows update error 9c57 persists, even if you have successfully installed Internet Explorer could be caused by the SoftwareDistribution files. You may want to reset the download deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder and then run System file check (SFC) for error.

Delete SoftwareDistribution

A video tutorial is provided below 

Run DISM command with sfc /scannow command

A video tutorial is provided below 

Staff Answered on August 30, 2017.
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