Update KB4517389 fails to install error 0x80070057 (log file attached)

Somehow windows update fails to install this update on a fresh install of windows, what i tried sofar:


Automatic troubleshoot,

Manual install,

Resetting the windows update components, history & policies

Heres the log from "get-WindowsUpdateLog"


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1. Rename SoftwareDistribution Folder to Fix Error 0x80070057
According to Windows 10 users, a simple fix to alleviate the 0x80070057 issue is renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder. Take these steps:

Step 1.Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialogue.

Step 2. Type %SystemRoot% and hit Enter.

Step 3. Scroll down to find the SoftwareDistribution folder and rename this SoftwareDistributon.old.

Step 4. Reboot your PC and attempt the update.

2. Run System File Checker
Once there are corrupted or broken systems files related to the error 0x80070057, run the System File Checker utility (SFC) to repair or restore those files. Do the following steps:

Step 1. Click the Start button and type command in the search box. Hold Ctrl + Shift altogether, and hit Enter.

Step 2. Click Yes.

Step 3. Type “sfc /scannow” and hit Enter.

Note: The System File Checker tool will perform a scan of your system files and the identified corrupt or damaged files will be repaired.

Step 4. Reboot your PC.

3. Edit Registry
You can also change the Windows Registry to resolve the error 0x80070057. Take these steps:
Step 1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialogue.
Step 2. Type regedit and press Enter.
Step 3. Hold Windows key and press R altogether.
Step 4. Type notepad and click OK.
Step 5. In notepad, copy and paste the following lines:
Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX]
Step 6. Click File and then Save As.
Step 7. Set file type to All Files and save this file as wufix.reg on your desktop.
Step 8. Run the wufix.reg file, and agree to prompts to fix the error 0x80070057.

4.Reset Windows Update Repository
You can also reset the Windows Update repository to relieve the code error 0x80070057. Please go to Microsoft’s website to refer this article: How to reset Windows Update components manually. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deploy...

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Last updated January 17, 2021 Views 1,340 Applies to: