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.
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.