Windows update error code 0x80070057

What is Windows update error 0x80070057?

Windows update error 0x80070057 is an error that usually occurs when an update to Windows has gone wrong. This error could also appear when you are trying to backup files, in Windows installation, and a hard drive failure.

How can you fix Windows update error 0x80070057?

Some of the solutions to this error include checking HDD, deleting software distribution, backing up files in Windows, and installing Windows.   Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

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4 Solution(s)

Solution 1.  HDD check disk

Check HDD if it has a bad sector.

Option 1.

  1. Click Windows Start type in CMD and press Enter key.
  2. Command prompt. Type in chckdisk /r, then press Enter key and wait until the process is finished.

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  3. If you encounter any error report such as the image above, consider replacing your HDD.

Option 2.

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Window installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Once prompted, select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.

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  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Command prompt. Type in chckdisk /r, then press Enter key and wait until the process is finished.
  6. If you encounter any error report such as the image above, consider replacing your HDD.
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Solution 2. Delete SoftwareDistribution and run DISM command with sfc /scannow command

If HDD is in good condition, please re-download the update and scan for data error.

Delete SoftwareDistribution

  1. Windows Start. Type “services “in the search bar and press enter. A services window will pop up.

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  2. Look for “Windows Update” service. Right-click it and select stop. (Don’t close the window yet.)
  3. Browse to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\download.
  4. Crt + A to highlight all files. Press right click on the highlighted files. Then, select delete. Wait until all files are deleted.
  5. Return to the services window. Look for “Windows Update” service. Right-click it, select Start.
  6. Then restart your computer.

Run DISM command with sfc /scannow command

  1. Click Windows Start, type in Command prompt.

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  2. Right-click and run as Admin.
  3. Type in or copy and paste this command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth to the Command Prompt.
  4. Wait until the process is complete.
  5. Type in or copy and paste this command  sfc /scannow to the Command Prompt.
  6. Wait until the process is complete, and then Run Windows Update.
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Solution 3. 0x80070057 backing up files in Windows

When backing up then Windows error code 0x80070057 occurred, the decimal symbol in the Region setting may not set to ‘.’ (dot). To verify, please follow the steps below.

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  1. Open Control Panel, click Clock, Language, and Region, and then click Region.

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  2. Click the Formats tab, and then click Additional settings.
  3. Type . (dot). in the Decimal symbol field, and then click OK twice.

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  4. Restart the computer.

Add a registry key value

NOTE: By modifying the registry,  Windows might not run properly.

  1. Click Windows Start , type in Regedit and then press ENTER.

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  2. Browse for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\System
  3. Click Edit, select New and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1 and then click OK.
  7. Restart the computer.
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Solution 4. 0x80070057  in installing Windows.

Encountering Windows error code 0x80070057 in installing Windows. Please see instructions below to solve the error. Also, please use instructions below for installing Windows if you found an error in Solution 2 and decided to replace the storage device.

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  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Window installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Once prompted, select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.
  4. Click Install Now.
  5. Click I accept the terms of the license, and then click Next.
  6. Click Custom (Advanced).
  7. Select the partition, and click Delete.
    NOTE: Delete all partition.

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  8. Select the Unallocated space and click Next.
    NOTE: If you want to define the size, click new, set the size and then click Apply. 
  9. Click ok to confirm.
  10. Wait until the installation process is finished.
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