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Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80080005 Now!

Windows 7 users when trying to update the Windows often encounter a common error called Windows 7 Update Error 80080005. Updating Windows is important as it enhances the performance and security of the computer. To ensure the safety of data and PCs from malicious software and hackers, it is mandatory to update Windows at least once a month.

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with Error Code 0x80080005
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

What is Error 0x80080005?

Windows error 0x80080005 is a common occurrence, not only in Windows 7, but also in Windows 8 and 10. It prevents Windows from downloading or installing updates. Error Code 0×80080005 may also hamper one from accessing the Microsoft store.

Let's fix 0x80080005!

Here you can find few solutions for 0x80080005 issue on Windows.

Make Sure Your Data is Safe!

Before working on the updates you should restore your data with DiskInternals software. DiskInternals 1.5 decades of expertise has proven that they have the safest servers to store your data. You can even backup your data if you have lost it during the update.

If you have lost your data, Partition Recovery software can help you recover it. You may recover data by following methods.

  • Fast Recovery (Uneraser): This method helps you recover files faster. It will only recover the files that are laying on the surface or easily accessible. This method is fast but will not recover all of your files.
  • Full Recovery: Full recovery as suggested by the name recovers all of your files and folders that were on the deleted disk. The retrievable data will be retrieved as it was. This method takes time but is more accurate.

The Recovery Wizard of DiskInternals Partition Recovery software helps you with the complete process of recovery. DiskInternals Partition Recovery software also lets you preview every file it has found and displays them before restoring them.

Use System Scanning Tools

Open command prompt as administrator by typing cmd in the start menu. Right-click on it and then click on open as administrator. Enter the sfc/scannow command, and click enter.

Then rerun the update process and see if the process is complete.


Enter DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command in the command prompt and click enter. Update the PC again and the Windows Update Standalone error should be fixed.


Open system settings by clicking on the System icon in the start menu or clicking windows key + I. Search for Update and Security, click on it and then click on Troubleshooting in the left side panel. Windows will run system troubleshooting and should be able to fix this error.

Change Update Preferences

Open the Control panel in the Start Menu. Open Administrative tools there. Double click on the services tab to open it. Then right-click on Windows Update and click on stop. This will stop the update process.

Adjust System Volume Information Directory Settings

Open Command Prompt as Administrator and type cmd.exe /c takeown /f "C:System Volume Information*" /R /D Y && icacls "C:System Volume Information*" /grant:R SYSTEM:F /T /C /L command in it. This will change the system volume control permission for the volume directory which may be the cause of Windows Update Error 0x80080005.

Work With Registry

Open Regedit by typing Regedit in the Run window.

You can access the run window by pressing the Windows Key + R on your keyboard. On the left side panel, go to the Controls folder. On the right-side panel right click your mouse and click New. Click DWORD and set its value to 4294967295. This is how the Windows Update Error is encountered. Save the changes and check if the problem is solved.

Turn Off Antivirus

Antivirus protects your device but during an update, the antiviruses may not act accordingly and may consider some of the system activities as viruses.

So, before updating your operating system make sure to turn off temporarily any third-party Antiviruses (Windows’ Antivirus should not be a problem).

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