BEST FIX – Windows Update Error 0x80070057

Windows Update

Among the many error issues known to crop up with Windows, fixes can usually be found if you do some digging.  Here, we’ve already done the research for you if you’ve come across Windows Update Error “0x80070057.”

First things first.

The Windows Update Error 0x80070057 means that an update to Windows has gone wrong and has failed to install.

We can help you fix this Windows Update Error as long as you follow our guided steps below.

Fix 1: SFC Scan

You’ll want to run a System File Check (SFC) scan. To do that, you need to use the Windows Command Prompt application.

  1. Press the “Windows” and “X” keys on your keyboard.
  2. A menu of selections appears on the lower left-hand side of your display. Choose “Command Prompt (Admin).”                                                   cmd admin
  3. The Command Prompt window will now open on your computer screen. Type “sfc /scannow” and press “Enter” on your keyboard.
  4. A system scan will begin. You’ll see the text, “Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.  Beginning verification phase of system scan. Verification xx% complete.”  SFC scanning

Your computer is scanning to find corrupted or missing files that could be the culprit for the Windows Update Error 0x80070057. Let it do its thing. Once the scan has completed, you should receive the message, “Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity errors.”

Fix 2: SFCfix 3.0

Perhaps you receive this message: “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.” Then, we’d suggest downloading the SFCfix 3.0 tool from This automatically repairs system files and corrupt files for you.                                                                                                                                                                                                            sfc fix tool

Fix 3: Registry Edit

With this fix, we’re going to show you how to edit the registry file with Windows Notepad. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press the “Windows” key and the “R” key on your keyboard, which opens the “Run” window. Where it says “Open:” type “notepad” and click the “OK” button.  run notepad
  2. An untitled notepad page opens on your display. You’ll type this or copy and paste from here to simply this step:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




“UxOption”=dword:00000000                                                                                                                                                                Notepad reg

  1. Next, in Notepad click on “File,” scroll to “Save As,” and click on it.                                                                                                            notepad save as
  2. The file name shall be “wufix.reg”
  3. In the “Save as type,” click the selector box and choose “All Files.”
  4. Click on the “Save” button. You’ve now saved the “wufix.reg” file to your computer.wu reg file
  5. Next, you need to run the file you’ve just created and agree as prompted.

This should fix the Windows Update Error 0x80070057.

Fix 4: Reset Windows Update Agent

If our fixes haven’t worked up to this point, there’s one last resort. You can download this script: It allows resetting of the Windows Update Agent and has had success resolving issues with the Windows Update Error.  It’s a zip file, so you’ll first have to extract it and then run the script as administrator on your computer.

By now, we’ve successfully helped you fix the Windows Update Error 0x80070057 with the most well-known and used solutions that have proved to help other users just like you. Let us know which fix helped you!

Posted by Heather on July 1, 2016

5 thoughts on “BEST FIX – Windows Update Error 0x80070057”

Mathias Plöger

October 13, 2016 at 4:02 pm

After hours and hours only your wufix.reg works!!!!!!

Thanks very much!!!!!!


Mathias Plöger

October 14, 2016 at 6:32 am

now after one day and one update it works no more.
no more idea!!



January 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Nice work, thanks for sharing. A true fix in the zip file at the end. Run as admin and follow each step in order. Some did not apply to my version of windows 7, I just skipped them, it promps you if the step is not applicable. Saved me a windows reinstall on my media center pc.

Thank You


Mahir Taxwar

January 20, 2017 at 5:32 am

After the SFC scan, some corrupted files were found and those were fixed. So, I bypassed SFC Fix 3.0. In the Registry Edit Fix, when I run Wufix.reg, it says, “Cannot import C:\Users\Mahir Tazwar\Desktop\wufix.reg: The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.”


Neal Von Almen

February 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Not sure whether it was fix 2 or 4 because I ran them both but the problem is now resolved on my Win 7 Home Pro laptop.


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