Windows Update 0x80070057 error

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My Windows Update throws an error. It says:

There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help - (0x80070057).

Retrying doesn't help and searching the web doesn't help me find a solution.

In the feedback app there are at least 15 reports of the same error, so this is a (rare) 9926 problem.

Anyone had the same issue and found a solution?

windows-update
windows-10

1 Answer

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Simply make these changes and the windows updates should start working.

I would like to add that you may receive an error under the code "0x80240437" which will also be fixed using the same technique above.

Source

Set the following registry keys:

  • Set registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\​SOFTWARE\​Microsoft\​WindowsUpdate\​UX\​IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled to 0x00000000 (0).

  • Set registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\​SOFTWARE\​Microsoft\​WindowsUpdate\​UX\​Settings\​UXOption to 0x00000000 (0).

Registry Editor

  1. Press WinR to open the Run dialog.
  2. In the "Open" field, type regedit and click OK.
    1. In the pane on the left, navigate to Computer >HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > WindowsUpdate > UX.
    2. In the pane on the right, right-click IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled and select Modify....
    3. Change the Value data field to 0 and click OK.
    1. In the pane on the left, navigate to Computer >HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > WindowsUpdate > UX > Settings.
    2. In the pane on the right, right-click UXOption and select Modify....
    3. Change the Value data field to 0 and click OK.

Registry File

Save the following to a .reg file and import it into the registry by opening it with RegEdit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; https://windows-hexerror.linestarve.com/q/c3-Windows-Update-0x80070057-error

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX]
"IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"UXOption"=dword:00000000

PowerShell

This command must be run as Administrator.
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX" -Name "IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled" -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings" -Name "UXOption" -Value 0

Command Line

This command must be run as Administrator.
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX" /f /v "IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d 0
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings" /f /v "UXOption" /t REG_DWORD /d 0


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