Update Error Code 0x80070002 in Windows [Solved]

You might encounter Error Code 0x80070002 while updating the Windows, don’t worry. Most of the time, missing files and deleting the files led to Update Error Code 0x80070002. The virus is mainly responsible for the deleting as well as corrupting the file, but there are many other factors too. Which result of the Windows Update Error 0x80070002.

Update Error Code 0x80070002 in Windows

How to Fix Update Error Code 0x80070002 in Windows 10

Here I am going to show you a couple of working and efficient methods to fix Error Code 0x80070002. Here are the listed of all methods we will discuss in this article.

Method 1 – Try Windows Update Troubleshooter

Launching a troubleshooter is always a wise method to fix the Windows update error. Here I am going to show you some steps to fix the Windows update error by using windows troubleshooter.

Step 1 – Press the Windows button in your keyboard in the search box, type the web browser you want.

Step 2 – Then, right-click on it, the web browser opens.

Step 3 – On the search engine box, type “troubleshooter” and download it. It is better to download the troubleshooter from a genuine website, e.g., Microsoft.

Step 4 – Before downloading, check the Windows version and bits version in your PC and download the troubleshooter according to the Windows version and bits version.

Step 5 – Run the file which you have to download.

Step 6 – Then click on the Windows update and press on the “Next” button

Step 7 – Don’t interrupt the process until it finished.

Restart is mandatory to lead a positive result.

Method 2 – Check the Date and Time Settings

Sometimes Incorrect date and timing led to this error. As we all know unsynchronized of date and timing led to the distortion of the update of the Windows whereas if the update is possible then this error popup to fix this error all you need to do is to fix the correct timing and for this, I am going to show you some of the simple steps to do so:

Step 1 – On your display, clicks on the bottom right date and time option.

Step 2 – Then, sub clicks on the change date and time settings.

Step 3 – Date and time option appears with 3 columns i.e. Date and column, Additional clocks, and Internet time.

Step 4 – Click on the Change time zone option, which appears on the Date and time option.

Step 5 – Click on the 3rd column (Internet time) and then click on the change settings.

Step 6 – Click on the box next to Synchronize with an Internet time server, and then click on the update option.

Step 7 – Further, click on the OK button.

Step 8 – Make sure to restart your laptop/computer and then update the Windows again.

Check your date and timing again by the following method shown below:

Step 1 – Press the Windows button on the search box, type “cmd” and press enter.

Step 2 – and then right-click on the cmd and click on the “run as administrator”.

Step 3 – Check time, date and w32tm/resync in the window

Step 4 – Recheck your date and time, If the date and time are not correct the type the date and time.

Then again, restart after making the changes to fix the Error Code 0x80070002.

Method 3 – Modify Registry Editor

I am going to show you some steps to fix the Windows update issue here are the list of some simple steps below:

Step 1 – Press the Windows + R key altogether; the Run box will appear on the bottom lefts side of the display.

Step 2 – Type “regedit” in the run and press enter option.

Step 3 – Make sure to approve the request from the administration.

Step 4 – Then go to the given address and right-click on it.

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

Step 5 – Click on the OSUpgrade key, and in the options, sub click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6 – The above steps have created the Newly value, then right-click on it to modify it.

Step 7 – Change the new value name as ALLOWOSUpgrade, then change the Value data as 1, then select hexadecimal in the Base tab after doing all these changes, click OK button.

Method 4 – Modify the Windows Update Installation Files

The main reason to occur this error is due to the system update process fail, due to driver and missing /corrupting of files. We can modify files and folders to check files and folders are installed successfully; here are some steps to avoid this error.

The method is divided into three parts:

  • Disable the Windows update service
  • Delete the software distribution folder
  • Re-enable the Windows update service

Disable the Windows Update Service

Step 1 – Press Windows + R keys altogether in your keyboard

Step 2 – Run appears on the bottom left side corner of the display.

Step 3 – Type services.msc in the run and click OK button.

Step 4 – Menu appears to search Windows update on the list as soon you find it double click on it.

Step 5 – Then, 4 column option appears i.e., general, log on, Recovery, Dependencies on the first tab (general), change the startup type to automatic.

Step 6 – Then click on the OK button and apply button

Step 7 – Restart your PC to see changes.

Delete the Software Distribution Folder

Step 1 – Press the Windows button and click on the computer option

Step 2 – Find the driver where your Windows is installed

Step 3 – Then on the Windows folder go to the software distribution

Step 4 – Delete the folder name of the software distribution and close all the open tab.

Re-enable the Windows Update Service

Step 1 – Press Windows + R keys altogether in your keyboard

Step 2 – Run appears on the bottom left side corner of the display.

Step 3 – Type services.msc in the run and click OK button.

Step 4 – Menu appears to search Windows update on the list as soon you find it double click on it.

Step 5 – Menu appears to click on the start option.

The update service will start, then make sure to restart your PC to see the changes.


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Conclusion

Here are the all possible, working and efficient method, hope one of the methods, as shown above, helps you to fix the Windows Update Error 0x80070002.

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