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Windows 10 security patch failing to install with error 0x80070057? Lets fix it

Microsoft regularly releases security updates to patch security holes with various bug fixes. And Windows 10 feature updates to refresh the OS with new features and improvements.  Also, Windows updates are set to automatically download and install on Windows 10. But sometimes users report windows 10 Update error 0x80070057, or feature update to Windows 10 version 2004 error 0x80070057.

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).


Windows update error 0x80070057

There are different reasons cause windows update 0x80070057, But corrupt windows update components, previous updates that failed and caused corruption with the system files are the most common, that cause: 

  1. Incorrect Parameter 0x80070057 Error

  2. Windows Update 0x80070057 Error Code

  3. Microsoft Office 0x80070057 Error

Here we have different solutions that help to fix windows update error 0x80070057.

  1. First of all check, you have a stable internet connection to download windows update files from the Microsoft server.

  2. Temporarily disable security software (antivirus) and disconnect from VPN if configured on your device.

  3. Perform Clean boot, which helps to bypass if any third-party service conflict prevents windows update to download and install.

  4. Open Time & Language check System Data, Time, and Region settings are correct.

  5. Open windows services and check Windows update service is running state, Also you can right-click on windows update service to start or restart the service.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Whenever you face a Windows update-related problem, Run the build in Troubleshooter that automatically checks for problems prevent windows update to install correctly and try to fix them for you.

  1. Press Windows + I to open Settings

  2. Click on Update & Security, and Troubleshoot on the left side.

  3. Now select Windows Update and click on Run troubleshooter.

  4. This will check the system for errors and problems which prevent to install updates

  5. Restart Windows after complete the troubleshooting process.

  6. Now check again for Updates, There is no more 0x80070057 on windows update

Run Windows update troubleshooter

Clear Windows Update cache

Yet another effective solution that fixes almost every window update-related problem. Windows updates download and stored in a folder called SoftwareDistribution. If any previous update file gets corrupted on this folder next time windows created problems while downloading and installing new update files. And the solution is to clear previous update cache files and force Windows Update to download fresh updates files.

  1. Press Windows + R, type services.msc, and ok

  2. Here look for a service named Windows Update, Right-click, and stop.

  3. Do the same with services named BITS and Superfectch.

  4. Now open C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

  5. Press Ctrl + A to select all contents inside the download folder.

  6. And press the Delete key to clear them.

Clear Windows update cache

Again open windows services and restart the services that you previously stopped.

That’s all, Now check for Updates from Settings, Update & security. hope this time you get succeed.

Run DISM component cleanup

If the error message still pops up, that’s when Microsoft advises trying the following workaround:

  1. Select the start button and type cmd

  2. Right-click or long-press on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

  3. If you receive a User Access Control (UAC) dialog for Windows Command Processor stating, “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”, select Yes.

  4. Type or copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt window: dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

  5. Wait for the command to complete.

  6. Restart your device.

  7. Try checking for updates again.

Tweak Windows registry editor

  1. Press Windows + R, type regedit, and ok to open the windows registry editor.

  2. Backup registry database and navigate to following

  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX

  4. Double click on IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled and change its value 0

Modify Windows Registry Editor 0x80070057

Now navigate to


  1. Here double click on UxOption and change its value 0

  2. Close registry editor and restart windows to take effect the changes.

  3. Now check for updates, hope this time there is no more error installing updates.

If you are Getting An internal error has occurred: The parameter is incorrect: (0x80070057) then open registry editor and navigate to

  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\MicrosoftS\ystemCertificates

  2. Now Right-click SystemCertificates, and create New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Enter the name as CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo, and set the Value to 1.

  4. Hit OK, then restart your system.

Fix Using media creation tool

If you are getting ERROR 0X80070057 while installing the windows 10 feature upgrade, that cause you can use the official Windows 10 media creation tool to avoid this error.

  1. Download Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and double-click MediaCreationTool.exe to launch the tool.

  2. Select Upgrade this PC now > ClickNext.

  3. Click Accept when the download is complete and make sure the installer is set to Keep personal files and apps as the default behavior;

  4. If it’s not, click Change what to keep to change the settings;

  5. Click Install to begin the update process.

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These are some best working solutions to fix windows update error 0x80070057, windows 10 update failed error 80240fff, for Windows 10 computers. Have any query, suggestion feel free to comment below.

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