Fix: 0x80080005 Windows 11 or 10 Update Error Code

Are you facing error code 0x80080005 when updating Windows 11 or Windows 10? This error could be due to third-party software or general internal components that are damaged that help the Windows Update module work. We have discussed several workarounds to solve this problem.

The error message shows:

There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80080005).

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How to Fix Windows 11 or 10 Update Error Code 0x80080005

Method 1: Via Windows Update Troubleshooter

You need to run Windows 11/10 Update Troubleshooter. To launch, go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > and select Windows Update on the right. You can also download a special troubleshooting tool from Microsoft.

Method 2: Disable your antivirus or firewall

Disable the built-in Windows Defender as well as Windows Firewall (To turn off the firewall, go to Control Panel> System and Security> Windows Defender Firewall and click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off in the left column) on your PC and check if that fixes error code 0x80080005 when updating. If you use third-party antivirus software, disable it for a while.

Method 3: System Volume Information directory

Run Command Prompt as Administrator and then execute the below command.

cmd.exe /c takeown /f "C:\System Volume Information\*" /R /D Y && icacls "C:\System Volume Information\*" /grant:R SYSTEM:F /T /C /L

This command line will launch the batch of tasks. And in the order prompt window, it will show their status.

Once everything is done, you need to exit the command line.

Now restart your PC and check if the error is fixed.

Method 4: By Resetting SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders

You have to rename SoftwareDistribution and reset the Catroot2 folder. For that, you need to run a command prompt as administrator and execute the following commands, in order:

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptSvc
net stop msiserver

The above commands will stop all Windows Update services. Now, enter the following commands to rename the corresponding directories on your PC:

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

Now you have to type the following commands:

net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptSvc
net start msiserver

Hit Enter to execute commands.

Now Windows Update Services will be restarted.

Close Command Prompt window and restart your PC.

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