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Fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070002 or 0x80070003

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Did you notice Windows 10 Update failed to install with a different error like feature update to Windows 10, version 1803 – error 0x80242006 or the error code will be different like Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070002 or 0x80070003, 0xc1900403, 0x80070020 etc? Or windows update download and install stuck at any specific point such as 40%, 99% etc. Here 3 most effective solutions To fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070002 or 0x80070003 or windows update stuck while downloading and installing etc.

Issue: Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803 – Error 0x80070002

Windows 10 Laptop stopped updating with an error message: “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803 – Error 0x80070002” Currently using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit version 1803. When I retry Windows Update, I am getting the same error message. Tried to run Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix issues, then run Windows 10 Update Assistant, it downloaded content, started update when almost finished and got error 0x8007001f. Is there any solution to fix Windows 10 Update Error?




There are a number of reason behind windows update installation failure. But the most common is the Corrupted windows update components ( Software Distribution Folder where windows download updates temporarily before installing them ). If due to any reason Windows update database gets corrupted, Download a buggy update file. This may result windows update stuck while downloading and installing, Or update installation fails with a Different error such as feature update to Windows 10, version 1803 – error 0x80242006, Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070002 or 0x80070003 etc.

Some Other reason such As corrupted, missing system files, Incorrect Time zone setting, insufficient disk space, unstable internet connection etc also results windows updates fails to install on windows 10. Whatever the reason behind windows updates installation failure, here some Most effective solutions to fix most of Windows 10 Update Error.

How To fix Different Windows 10 Update Error?

Start with basic Frist make sure that the time and date settings are correct on your PC/Laptop. After verifying the date and time of your system, now try to turn off the third-party antivirus or firewall on your PC. Make sure you have a stable internet connection and the most important have sufficient free disk space to download and install windows update files.

Also, Run System file checker Utility to make sure any corrupt missing system files not causing the issue. To do this open command prompt as administrator type sfc /scannow and hit the enter key. After 100% complete the scanning process restart windows to take effect the changes. On next start again open windows updates from Settings -> Update & Security -> windows update -> check for updates check this time there is no more windows 10 Update errors.  Still, need help follow next solution.

Also Try to perform Clean Boot And Check for updates. If any third party service or startup application cause issue to install the updates then perform Clean boot And Try To check for updates this is also A most applicable solution to fix Windows Update Error 0x80d02002.




Reset windows update Components

As discussed before corrupted windows update components are the most common reason behind most of Windows 10 Update installation error. So delete the installation files from software distribution folder or rename the installation (software distribution) folder to solve the problem.

To perform this (modify the files or folder) first, we need to stop windows update component related services such as windows update service, BITS, Superfetch etc. Otherwise, the files or folder are open in programs and didn’t allow to modify it. Press Windows + R, type services.msc and click ok to open windows services. Scroll down look for service named windows update, Right click on it and select Stop. Do the same with Other services, BITS and Superfetch.

Now navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. And Delete the folder named SoftwareDistribution.  (If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or provide confirmation.) Or you can rename it with SoftwareDistributionOld.

rename SoftwareDistribution folder
rename SoftwareDistribution folder

After that restart the services which you disabled before. To do this again open windows services, Right click on service name ( BITs, Superfetch, windows update ) and select start. Once restart windows and on next login check for updates. Hope this time you will get succeed, And there is no more windows 10 update error.

Run windows update Troubleshooter

This is another effective solution, Officially provided by Microsoft. Simply download the windows update troubleshooter from Microsoft site. Run the Troubleshooter and let windows to check and fix windows problems itself.




Also, you can use the windows 10 inbuild update troubleshooter from settings -> update & security -> Troubleshoot ->  Now, scroll down and Search Windows Store Apps and click on it. Run the troubleshooter by clicking on the “Run the troubleshooter”. Click on the Next and allow it to automatically detect issues and fix. When troubleshooter finishes this process, Restart windows and check windows updates download and install without any errors.

Run Windows update Troubleshooter
Run Windows update Troubleshooter

Tweak windows registry to fix windows update error

This is another effective solution, to fix most of the windows update related problems. If reset windows update components and running update troubleshooter fails to fix the problem and still getting windows update installation error must try this registry tweak to fix windows update problems.

Open windows registry editor by press windows + R, type regedit and click ok. Then first backup Registry database then navigate to the following key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade.

AllowOSUpgrade DWORD key
AllowOSUpgrade DWORD key

Then select OSUpgrade and Right click on middle pane new -> DWORD32bit value and rename it as AllowOSUpgrade, after that double-click on AllowOSUpgrade and change the number under Value data and enter 1.  Now close registry editor and restart windows. On next login check for updates, hope this time it didn’t create any problem or results any windows update errors.

These are 3 most effective solutions to fix most of windows 10 update errors such as feature update to Windows 10, version 1803 – error 0x80242006. Or  Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070002 or 0x80070003, 0xc1900403, 0x80070020 etc. Have any query, suggestion about this post feel free to discuss on comments below. Also, Rad 3 Ways to fix your Dead Windows 10 Start Menu problems 2018

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