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Windows has 0x80070005 error? Make it disappear!

Windows error 0x80070005 may appear as much on the 10th version, as much on previous. In this article, you will find out:

  • reasons for the 0x80070005 error
  • methods on how to fix it
  • how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

What is a 0x80070005 error?

If you encounter error code 0x80070005, then most likely you were trying to update the system. Updating is undoubtedly very important for the normal operation of the computer, but sometimes something is not going according to plan. This is due to the fact that you do not have enough authority to complete the update process.

For example, you cannot access DLL files or the system simply cannot find important files.

The most common reasons for 0x80070005 error

Let's talk about what can lead to Windows update error 0x80070005.

Viruses and other malware can easily get to the system update files and damage them. It is possible that the problem is in the settings of Windows Update. Also, it is likely that you do not have sufficient authority, due to the fact that you use a regular account without administrative rights.

Perhaps these are the main reasons for error code 0x80070005. But what you need to know is that this error is quite insidious and can lead to disastrous consequences. Therefore, it is necessary to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Intermediate Step

Before moving on to the repair methods for Windows 10 update error 0x80070005, it is best to secure your files first.

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Step 1. Check for malware or virus

To get started, launch your antivirus and check your computer for viruses and malware.

If you are not convinced of the effectiveness of scanning your antivirus (perhaps you have not updated it for a long time), then also check the computer with the built-in antivirus, the Microsoft Safety Scanner. To do this, click the Start button and in the Search window enter the following: “Windows Defender”. Press the Enter key.

From the list of links, select “Windows Defender Security Center” -> Select scan options: Quick, Full or Custom -> Scan now.

After the process is complete, restart the computer. Did this not help, and you still cannot complete the upgrade? Proceed to the next method.

Step 2. Switch to an admin account or get full control for your computer

Try to restart your computer and log in to your account as an administrator. This often helps to get rid of error code 0x80070005. You can also go access the administrator account in another way: right-click on Start and select Control Panel. Then select user account, click on your account. Then click on the Change Account Type tab. Perhaps now you will need to enter a password; do it. Then restart the computer and check if the error 0x80070005 in Windows 10 disappeared.

You can also go another way, just by ensuring yourself complete control over the system. And here's how to do it: Go to Run (hotkeys: Win + R) and enter E:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData.


E - is the disk where the operating system installed.

USER_NAME - is your account name.

Enter the appropriate values and press Enter. Then right-click on the Local folder and select Properties -> Security. Next, click the Edit tab, and then click Add.

Now type: “Everyone” and click on Ok.

Now left-click on “Check Names”, then click on the “Full Control” tab.

Confirm your decision by clicking on OK.

Again, restart the computer and check for error 0x80070005 in Windows 10. If step 2 did not help you, do not worry; try using step 3.

Step 3. Set up Windows Update

Try setting up the update center; perhaps the problem is in the wrong settings. In principle, it is not so hard, so proceed.

Click Start with the left mouse button and in the search window enter the following: “update”. Press the Enter key and then select Windows Update. Next, click Edit Settings -> Important Updates -> Install Updates Automatically -> Ok.

Sometimes this is not enough and you need to take some drastic measures — do not forget to check if you have enough space (disk space) to upgrade the system. If there is not enough space, transfer part of the data to any other storage medium. Sometimes this simple advice helps!

If these steps did not help you, read on.

Method 4. Run Windows Troubleshooter

You can always use the built-in system error repair tool.

To do this, simultaneously press the key combination Windows + X. Next, click on Settings -> Update and Security -> Troubleshoot. Next, left-click on Windows Update and then click “Run Troubleshooter”. Then the wizard will start, which will help you begin and complete the correction of error 0x80070005.

Restart the computer and continue updating the system. If it fails to complete the process, use Method 5.

Method 5. Run Windows SFC

System File Checker (SFC) is also a built-in tool for fixing system problems.

To start, go to the Command Prompt by right-clicking on Start and selecting Command Prompt (administrator). In the new window, enter the command: “sfc /scannow” and press Enter. So you run a scan and subsequent correction of errors found. After that, restart the computer and check if the error code 0x80070005 has disappeared.

All these methods are good and helpful, depending on the cause of the error. We hope you find a solution to your problem.

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