Using Windows 10 is a lot less error-prone than the previous versions of windows, but updating it is a different story. There are a lot of problems related to updates on windows 10, one of these is error code 0x80070057.

Error Code 0x80070057 commonly signifies that the window update has failed. It is usually caused by corrupted Windows system files, damage, or limitation on registry files. This error affects other versions of Windows too. 

There can be a lot of reasons that can lead to this error. Some of them are listed below:

  • Formatting a partition on a disk
  • Backing up your data
  • Creating a new profile on outlook
  • Downloading apps off Windows Store

How To Fix Error Code 0x80070057?

Here are few steps mentioned below you can try to fix Error Code 0x80070057 in Windows 10.

  • Troubleshoot Windows update

The first thing you should do when you don’t know the core reason behind an error is troubleshooting. Troubleshooting traces issues and corrects them.

Press Win+I -> Update&Security -> Troubleshooter -> Windows Update

  • Rename the Software Distribution folder

Step1: Press Windows+R key to open Run dialogue

Step2: Type %SystemRoot% in the search box and press Enter

Step3: Find SoftwareDistribution folder and rename it to Distribution.old

Step4: Restart your pc and try to update.

  • Run SFC (System File Checker)

Step1:  Right-click on the windows button and select command prompt (admin) to open CMD

window as an administrator.

Step2:  Type in “SFC/scannow” and press Enter

Step3:   Let the verification reach 100%

Step4:   Once the scan is completed, restart your computer.

  • Edit Registry

Step1: Open Run dialogue by pressing Windows + R simultaneously

Step2: Type “regedit” and press enter

Step3: Open Run again and type notepad then tap on OK

Step4: Copy and paste the following lines

Registry Editor Version 5.00




Step5: Click File and then Save as

Step6: Name it wufix.reg and set file type to all files

Step7: Run wufix.ref and press Agree.

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