Error 80070057 when installing Windows Updates

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i cant install  updates error code 80070057

 

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Hi spyder420,

·        What is the Operating System installed on your computer?

Along with TaurArian`s suggestions, also see if the following steps help.

Step 1:

a.       Run Windows Update troubleshooter and check if it helps. (For Windows 7)

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter

b.      Try to reset the Windows Update Components and see if it helps. Refer the below mentioned article for the same. (For Windows Vista and XP)

How do I reset Windows Update components?

Step 2:  If this does not help, try installing the updates in a clean boot state and see if it helps. To do so, follow these steps.

a.       Click Start, type “msconfig.exe” (without quotes) in the Start Search box, and then press Enter to start the System Configuration Utility. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

b.      On the General tab, click Selective Startup, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box. (The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.)

c.       On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all. Click OK, and then click Restart. Install the updates after the restart.

Note: Make sure you put the computer back to Normal Startup once updates finish installing.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

For additional information, you may refer the following links.

Windows Vista - Troubleshoot problems with installing updates

Windows 7 - Troubleshoot problems with installing updates

Hope this helps!

Syed N – Microsoft Support
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Thank you.

This helped me: 

Windows 7 - Troubleshoot problems with installing updates

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/troubleshoot-problems-installing-updates#1TC=windows-7

I tried a lot of "solutions" only this works.

It worked on: 

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bits.  

My problem was that I update windows on May 12, 2015. And it give me back an error and did not install 6 updates. There was like 35 updates. With the others I got no problem. But since that I couldn't update anymore, until now. Thank you.

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Windows XP -

Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder

Click Start, Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Stop.
Stopping the service will take a moment.

Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.

Click Start. Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Start.
Starting the service will take a moment.

If that hasn't helped also see:
You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or the "0x80246008" code when you try to download updates from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337
Windows could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer service on the local computer. For more information, review the system event log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor and refer to service-specific error code 2147942487. (0x80070057)

Perhaps Vista -

80070057 -  ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER.  Third party service which is running in the computer creating the problem.  Please do a clean boot and then install the updates.

Description of the CheckSUR update for Windows Vista and for Windows Vista for x64-based systems
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
0x80070057 - ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER - The parameter is incorrect.

Error message when you try to install Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 or for Windows Vista: "ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER(0x80070057)"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975185

see also:

How to troubleshoot Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 service pack installation issues
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947366

 


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