How to Solve Windows 10 Update Failed

Operating systems need to be updated regularly to fix bugs and close the security holes. The error Windows 10 update failed is now giving a heart attack to it users. When Windows 10 fails to get updated when the error codes like 0xa0000400, 0x80070057 and 0x80070005 are common. In that case, the upgrading process simply freezes and hence a message pops up saying Windows 10 update failed.

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Methods to Fix Windows 10 Update Failed

The two major issues that are capable of occurring or causing the update of Windows 10 fail are as follows-

Method 1. Run Microsoft’s Troubleshooter

Microsoft’s Troubleshooter is the built-in Windows program that can help you fix the updates error in the simplest way.

Step 1- Type Troubleshooting in the search box.

Step 2- Once it gets open then select View all.

Step 3- Select Windows Update option.

Step 4- Click Next to continue.

Step 5- Then click the Try troubleshooting as an administrator option (if applicable).

Step 6- Select Windows Update option again.

Step 7- Click Next to start the troubleshooting process.

Step 8- Click on Close.

Restart your computer and try to install again. And you will see that the error is resolved.

Method 2- Delete Update Folder

When you update your Windows OS, all the new downloaded files are stored in (C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution) folder.

Step 1- Press Win + R to open Run box an then type the following command > OK.


Step 2- Find the Windows Update service > Right click > Stop.

Step 3- Close Window and its done.

Method 3- Download Windows Updates Manually

Step 1- Navigate to Windows 10 download site. Open it and click on the Update now button.

Step 2- Click to Run the “Windows10Upgrade9252.exe” file. Click on Save.

Step 3- Click the Update Now.

Method 4- Repair System Files

Step 1- Open command prompt as Administrator.

Step 2- Type the following command and hit Enter:


Step 4- When the scan is completed > install the Windows 10 Fall Creators update again.


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