[Solved]Windows Update Error - 0x80070005, 0xa0000400 and 0x80070057

Jun. 24, 2022 / Updated by Daphne to Windows 10

These errors like 0x80070005, 0xa0000400 and 0x80070057 are common Windows update errors in Windows 10. It occurs due to several factors, including corrupt Windows Update component, software conflict, etc. Here are 5 methods to fix the Windows Update errors 0x80070005, 0xa0000400 and 0x80070057 in Windows 10.

Method 1: Disable the antivirus program

Antivirus programs or software may trigger Windows update errors. Therefore, please remember to always keep the antivirus software disabled before updating to a new Windows operating system.

Method 2: Empty the folder files to repair the installation failure

If the Windows 10 Anniversary Update gets stuck or refuses to install, there is a problem with the file itself. Therefore, you should thoroughly clean up the folder where all Windows 10 anniversary update files are stored to force Windows Update to download the new version.

1. Go to Personal Files (C:)\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

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2. Press Ctrl + A and select Delete to delete all files in the folder (but don't delete the folder itself).

3. Restart the computer.

4. Download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update again to install it.

Method 3: Update the driver before upgrading to Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Driver problems will always affect or damage the performance of your computer. Any outdated, missing or damaged driver may cause Windows 10 Anniversary Update to get stuck or fail to install.

It is strongly recommended to use professional driver update utility programs such as Driver Talent to download and update drivers quickly.

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Step 1. Scan for problematic drivers

Click "Scan" so that the driver can detect the driver safely.


Step 2. Repair and update the driver

After scanning, all faulty drivers will be listed. Click "Repair" to download and install the appropriate driver on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, or click "Update" to keep the driver up to date. However, it is recommended not to update the driver when it is not damaged.

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Step 3. Restart the computer

Restart the PC so that the new driver will take effect in the 10th Anniversary Update of Windows.

Note: To avoid driver crashes, it is best to back up the driver before installing a new driver.

In addition, Driver Talent also has more functions, such as driver restore, system restore, hardware detection, PC acceleration, VR support check, etc.

See also:

Windows 10 update failed-top ten errors and fixes for failed Windows 10 update

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Method 4: Run Microsoft's troubleshooter

Microsoft's built-in Windows troubleshooter can help fix update errors in a simple way.

1. Type troubleshooting in the search box.

2. Choose get up and running.

3. Select Windows Update.

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4. Run the troubleshooter.

Method 5: Use the System File Checker tool to repair the failed installation of Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Hard disk or Windows operating system errors can also cause the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to get stuck in the middle or fail to install. To rule out this possibility, you can use the "Check Disk Command", "DISM" and "System File Checker" utilities. In addition, run the System File Checker utility to scan the system to repair Windows operating system files that may be damaged:

1. Press the Windows shortcut key Win + X> Command Prompt (Admin).

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2. Type CMD and then right click on it.


3. Select "Run as administrator".

4. Type sfc or scannow at the command prompt.

5. After the scan is complete, restart the computer.

If the Windows 10 Anniversary Update still exists or cannot be installed, please repeat the above steps and try some other commands below:




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