If you are facing a problem in updating your Windows and getting the Error 0x80070002 in Windows Update. Generally, this error is displayed as 0x80070002 or 80070002 they both are the same error. This article will help you to solve your problem of Windows Update Error 0x80070002 in very easy and simple steps.
- 1 How To fix ERROR 0x80070002?
- 2 Why Does The ERROR 0x80070002 Occur?
- 2.1 Method 1: Check The Date And Time Setting
- 2.2 Method 2: Modify the Windows Update Installation Files
- 2.3 Step 1 – Disable The Windows Update Service
- 2.4 Step 2 – Delete The Software Distribution Folder
- 2.5 Step 3 – Re-enable the Windows Update Service
- 2.6 Method 3: Try Windows Update Troubleshooter
- 2.7 Method 4: Modify Registry Editor
- 3 Conclusion
How To fix ERROR 0x80070002?
Users who are using Windows PC or Windows laptop generally face the ERROR 0x80070002. Many users get so much tense about this error but you don’t have to worry this error can be removed by following simple tricks you just have to read this article and follow some simple steps to fix the problem of Windows Update Error 0x80070002.
In this article, you are going to know about some solutions which has helped others Windows users to fix the Windows Update Error 0x80070002. You don’t have tried all the methods just follow these methods until you fix this problem. Many users have fixed this problem by following only one method and many have fixed this problem by following all the methods so just try it and you will get to see the result.
Here are some methods which has helped other users to fix the problem of Windows Update Error 0x80070002
Why Does The ERROR 0x80070002 Occur?
The biggest question arises Why do we face the Windows Update Error 0x80070002? Is there something wrong with our Pc or laptop? Does some virus has affected our PC or laptop? So there are so many questions which we think when we face some error code like 0x80070002 in Windows XP or 80070002 in Windows 7/8/10.
Users might get this error when they are trying to install some Windows Update or when some files are corrupted in Windows Update or when some files are missing in Windows Update or there is some driver faulty issue. You can work it through by following these simple methods until it help to fix your problem.
Method 1: Check The Date And Time Setting
Many users have reported that when they have adjusted their date and time to the internet time server then the problem of Windows Update Error 0x80070002 has been solved. Yes, this may sound unbelievable but it is true. Try this method and see the result.
Follow these steps to change the date and time in your PC/laptop:-
For Windows 7/8 users:
Step 1 – On the bottom right corner click on the date and time button.
Step 2 – When the date and time icon opens, click on the Change date and time setting. The correct date and time setting and then click OK.
Step 3 – Now go to Change time zone option to see whether the time zone is correct or not, then click OK.
Step 4 – At the top click on the Internet Time tab, then select Change Setting.
Step 5 – Select the box which is next to synchronize with an internet time server, click Update now, then click OK.
Step 6 – Click Ok, to complete this process.
Step 7 – Now restart your PC/laptop and try Windows Update again.
For Windows 10 users:
Step 1 – Open Command Prompt, by typing cmd in the search box.
Step 2 – After that click on Run as administrator option, then click Yes.
Step 3 – In Windows, type time, date, and w32tm/resync, then press Enter after each command.
If you find out that the time and date are incorrect then you have to type the correct date and time in Windows and press Enter.
Step 4 – After completing this step you should Restart your PC/laptop and try Windows Update again.
If this method has not helped you yet to update your Windows, then you don’t have to worry just try the next method.
Method 2: Modify the Windows Update Installation Files
Many users have also reported that when they have deleted all the installation files or renamed all the installation folders then they were able to fix the Windows Update Error 0x80070002. This can happen if your Windows Update installation files are corrupted or missing.
Follow these steps to modify the Windows Update installation files:-
Step 1 – Disable The Windows Update Service
If some files and folders are currently running then firstly you have to stop the Windows Update Service to modify the files or folders.
At the same time press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard, to open Run. After that, type msc, and then click Ok. Double click on the Windows Update. If you are using Windows XP then double click on the Automatic Updates. Switch the startup type to Automatic
See whether service status has stopped or not, it’s currently running, then click stop, after that click Apply and Ok to save the changes.
Step 2 – Delete The Software Distribution Folder
Double click the drive which has installed your Windows Software. Generally, it is installed in drive C. Click on Windows. Delete Software Distribution. If you were asked for a password or confirmation, then type your password or provide confirmation. If you do not want to delete the Software Distribution folder, then you can also rename it. Now, close all the panes which are open.
Step 3 – Re-enable the Windows Update Service
At the same time press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard, to open the Run. After that, type msc, and then click Ok. Double click on the Windows Update. If you are using Windows XP then double click on the Automatic Updates. Now, you have to restart your PC/ laptop and try Windows Update. If this method has not helped you yet to update your Windows, then you don’t have to worry just try the next method.
Method 3: Try Windows Update Troubleshooter
We have always read in different articles and books that if we face any problem in running Windows Update, then troubleshooter is always an option to solve your problem.
Step 1: Firstly, you have to download the troubleshooter application from. Now, you have to run the downloaded file.
Step 2: After that, you have to click on Windows Update, and then click. Now troubleshooter application will run and help to fix the problem. Restart your PC/laptop and try Windows Update.
Method 4: Modify Registry Editor
If you have followed all the above methods and then too you are facing Windows Update Error 0x80070002 so you should follow this method to get rid away from this error
Before starting this steps you should convert your PC/laptop language to English (Unites States) in the language setting. Right-click on Windows Media Creation tool option and select the Run as administrator option to run the Windows Media Creation tool option. Now, follow the below steps to complete this method
Step 1 – At the same time press the Windows logo key and R, on your keyboard, to open the Run box.
Step 2 – After that, type Regedit and press Enter. Click, Yes to provide administrative right to open.
Step 3 – Now go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/WindowsUpdate/OSUgrade
Step 4 – You have to select the OSUpgrade key > on the right pane of Registry Editor right-click the empty area.
Step 5 – First click New, then click DWORD (32 bit) Value.
Step 6 – Select Modify after right-clicking the newly created NewValue#1.
Step 7 – Now change the value name to AllowaOSUpgrade.
Step 8 – Now double click the number which is under the value data and after that enter 1.
Step 9 – Select Hexadecimal and click Ok.
Step 10 – After completing this step you should Restart your PC/laptop and try Windows Update again.
I hope, this article has helped you to solve your problem of Windows Update Error 0x80070007. Just a quick note, there are 4 methods which may help you to solve this problem. Firstly, check the date and time setting. Secondly, delete the software distribution folder. Thirdly, try Windows Update Troubleshooter. And lastly, modify the registry editor. These are the most common methods to solve Windows Update Error 0x80070002.
Try these methods one by one, you don’t have to follow all the methods. Some users have tried only one method and some have tried all three methods to solve the problem of Windows Update Error 0x80070002. It totally depends on your system and its an error that how many methods you have to follow to solve your problem.
I believe now you have solved your problem of Windows Update and if you have tried all the methods and then too you have not solved your problem yet then you should visit your customer care center.