What are the Solutions to Fix 0x80080005 Error?

When you try to install Windows 10 with the latest version, then the update failure is one of the most annoying problems. Therefore, the Windows PC fails to run any application without running the update program. Moreover, multiple apps start to crash automatically and the Windows start to freeze on a frequent basis. Furthermore, when you try to restart the Windows, it appears with an unexpected error message stating “Windows Update Error 0x80080005”. However, we are going to discuss the effective steps in this article to overcome this critical issue permanently.

What are the Major Reasons for Error 0x80080005?

Lots of issues or situations are responsible for the Windows Update Error 0x80080005 that can affect the entire device negatively. So, the following issues will alert you at the fundamental stage of the issue and help you to identify the core factors.

  • Windows Update Error 0x80080005 occurs due to system file corruption and disk failure problem.
  • Enabled Real-time protection sometimes creates a harmful issue that corrupts the disks and memory. Thus, the Windows update error occurs due to installation file error.
  • Incorrect Windows Registry value prevents in accessing the Windows update installation file very often.  

Resolve Error 0x80080005 with Reliable Troubleshooting Steps:

There are some certain steps to resolve the Windows Update Error effectively. Moreover, it recovers Windows 10 from disk failure, system file corruption like major problems quickly. So, you might try out the following methods and fix this 0x80080005 error as soon as possible.

Method 1: Run Windows Update program

  1. Press the Windows key from the keyboard and locate the Settings app from the Start menu appeared on the desktop display.
  2. From the Settings window, click on the Update & Security menu among several programs.
  3. Next, select the Troubleshoot option from the left pane of the window. Choose the Windows Update from the right side of the window.
  4. Then, tap on the option entitled with Run the Troubleshooter and follow the onscreen instructions and complete the troubleshooter.
  5. The troubleshooting process will take a few minutes to finish and once done, try to reboot the PC.

Method 2: Turn Off Windows Update Service

  1. First, press the Windows + R together from the keyboard and open the Run dialog box.
  2. Now, type “services.msc” in the Run text box and click the OK or press the Enter key to open the Services window.
  3. Locate the Windows Update option from the available Windows Upgrade programs and right-click on it.
  4. Choose Properties from the pop-up menu and set the Startup Type as Disabled. After that, click Apply and OK button to implement the changes.
  5. Reboot the PC and open the Windows Update service Properties window to change the Startup type to Automatic.
  6. Finally, start the service and close the active window. When done, try to install a program and check whether the 0x80080005 error persists or not.

Method 3: Run System File Checker and DISM

To repair the System files, you can fix the update error very quickly. Moreover, running the DISM command, you can keep your disk free from all internal threats.

  1. First, type “cmd” in the Cortana search box and locate the Command Prompt app from the Start menu.
  2. Now, right-click on the Command Prompt app and choose Run as Administrator. Enter the Admin ID, a correct passcode and press the Verify button to launch the Command Prompt window in Admin mode.
  3. In the Prompt window, type the command “sfc/scannow” and hit the Enter key to run it. After that, it will run automatically and identify the corrupted files.
  4. Next, it starts to repair the system files accordingly if necessary and when done, reboot the device.
  5. Again, open that Command Prompt window in Admin mode and run another command “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth”. In case of the Windows 10 ISO, you can write down another command “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess” where X denotes the drive letters.
  6. The process is a little bit longer and it will take a few minutes to complete the Disk file checking program. However, you need to run the System File Checker for checking whether the error 0x80080005 still persists or not.

Method 4: Disable the Real-time Protection

To turn off the Antivirus protection, you will be allowed to install the latest Windows OS and fix the update error 0x80080005 effectively.

  1. Click on the Windows icon and launch the Start menu on the desktop window.
  2. After that, click on the Settings app (gear icon) from the Start menu and locate the Update & Security program from the Settings window.
  3. Now, click on the Turn on Real-time Protection checkbox and disable the service.
  4. When done, click the Apply and OK button respectively to save the new changes. This is a temporary step to fix the update error quickly.

Method 5: Modify the Windows Registry Value

  1. Type “regedit” in the search box and open the Windows Registry Editor window by pressing the Enter key from the keyboard.
  2. Now, locate the option entitled with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and expand the SYSTEM folder to select another sub-menu CurrentControlSet. Finally, choose the Control and right-click on the empty space of the window.
  3. Next, tap on the new option from the pop-up menu appeared on the screen and choose DWORD (32-bit) value.
  4. Enter the name RegistrySizeLimit in the DWORD name field and set the value to 4294967295 by double-clicking on the newly created DWORD.
  5. Click the Apply button and OK respectively to save the new changes. When done, restart the system and try to start the Update process and verify whether the Windows  Update Error 0x80080005 got fixed or not.

Method 6: Grant Ownership to Access System Volume Information Directory

  1. Launch the Command Prompt window in Admin mode and run the following 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” in the prompt screen.
  2. Now, execute the command by pressing the Enter key from the keyboard and the command will take a couple of minutes to finish and wait until the program is done.
  3. Next, you will get full permission to access the System Volume Information Directory and it will resolve the Windows Update Error immediately.

Method 7: Reset Windows Update Components

  1. Click on the Start button and launch the Start menu on the desktop window. Now, type “command” in the search box to find out the Command Prompt option.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt and open it in Administrator mode. Verify the admin account by entering the correct Admin ID and the password.
  3. After opening the Command Prompt in Administrator mode, run the following commands one after another.
  4. “net stop wuauserv”,”net stop cryptSvc”,”net stop bits”,”net stop msiserver”,”ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old”,”ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old”,”net start wuauserv”,”net start cryptSvc”,”net start bits”,”net start msiserver”,”pause”.
  5. To run the command sequentially, hit the Enter key at the end of each command. You can use the script format that contains all the commands in a batch file and make it easy to run automatically.
  6. Once done, restart the Windows PC and verify whether the update error 0x80080005 still persists or not.

Method 8: Upgrade the Windows by Media Creation Tool

  1. Sometimes, the update process becomes problematic due to the failure of some internal system files. In this situation, the Windows Media Creation tool plays an effective role to fix this annoying issue immediately.
  2. Connect the device to the internet and turn on the Wi-Fi. Now, double-tap on the browser icon and launch the browser window on the screen.
  3. After that, download a media creation tool from an authentic website that might be compatible with the Windows OS version. Save the downloaded file on your system desktop with a suitable name.
  4. Install the file by running the media creation installer and it will take a couple of minutes to finish.
  5. Next, make some space on the system partition and run that new tool successfully.
  6. After that, choose the option Upgrade This PC now and accept the license agreement after downloading the Windows 10.
  7. Wait and let all the necessary files upgrade with the latest version. Then, choose Download and install updates (recommended) and hit the Next button to proceed it.
  8. After completing the download and installation process, follow the on-screen instructions and tap the option says, “Change what to keep”. Choose Keep Personal files and apps option.
  9. Click the Next button and follow the wizard instructions to complete the rest of the installation program.
  10. Finally, restart the device and verify whether the update error occurs or not.

Wrapping it Up

In the above content, we have defined the methods to resolve the Windows update error 0x80080005 effectively. Moreover, we have discussed the significant issues behind this annoying update issue. So, we hope this article is helpful to avoid this critical problem and enhance PC’s performance effectively.

Maria Colombo
Maria Colombo
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