Fix: Windows Update 0x80070057 Error Code

I suppose if you are reading this article you have installed the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926. So if you wish to find out what steps you need to take and get your update error code 0x80070057 fixed in Window 10 Technical Preview you only need to carefully follow the steps posted below in the order they are described and you can get on with your Windows 10 usage in no time at all.
Fix windows update gets 0x80070057 error code
For you to fix the 0x80070057 error code you will need to have administrator rights inside Windows 10 Technical Preview for the group policy editor feature you have available in the operating system. Also you will need to have administrator rights to run the required command lines in the Command Prompt window but I am sure that if you are the one that installed Windows 10 build 9926 you won’t have any issues.

Tutorial on how to solve error code 0x80070057 while trying to do Windows updates

  1. Press and hold the “Windows” button and the “R” button.
  2. This should bring up the “Run” window.
    Note: Another way to open the Run window is by left clicking on the Start button and in the search box present there you need to write “Run” then left click on the Run icon that appears after the search.
  3. In the run dialog box you will need to write the following: “gpedit.msc” without the quotes.
  4. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  5. Now that you have the Local Group Policy Editor in front of you double click on the “Computer Configuration” icon present in the right side.
  6. Now double click to open the “Administrative Templates” folder.
  7. From the “Administrative Templates” folder double click to open “Windows Components” folder.
  8. From within the “Windows Components” folder, double click to open “Windows Update” folder.
  9. In the Windows Update folder search for “Configure Automatic Updates” file and check if it is set to “Not Configured”.
  10. If it is set to “Not Configured” then left click or tap on the Start button.
  11. In the search box write the following: “Cmd” without the quotes.
  12. After the search has finished right click on the “cmd.exe” icon and left click or tap on the “Run as Administrator”.
    Note: if you get a pop up from User account control left click or tap on the “Yes” button to continues.
  13. In the Command Prompt window write the following: “gpupdate /force” without the quotes.
  14. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  15. Let the process finish and reboot your Windows 10 Technical Preview.
  16. After the system starts check again to see if you are able to use the updates feature in Windows 10.

Was that hard? I am sure that even if you have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating systems you are able to do the steps above in just a couple of minutes of your time and get the Windows Update feature up and running in build 9926. If you do have questions about this tutorial please write us in the comments section of the page below and I will assist you further as soon as possible.

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  • Justin Reid

    Unfortunately this didn’t work for me

  • ed van Delft

    If your using a standalone computer ( as most of the insiders do) the gpupdate option is useless. There are no gpupdates to force, because your the one who decides the policys.