Error 0x80070006 (also known as error code 0x80070006 – 0x2000C) is a problem that occurred several years ago when Windows 10 operating system was introduced to users. Fortunately, this bug has been fixed and now people can install Windows 10 without getting an error message.
However, the system error code 0x80070006 continues to circulate on the Internet and typically appears when checking for Windows updates or trying to install updates.
However, several people have reported that error 0x80070006 is preventing them from downloading apps from the Windows Store and saving them to their micro SD card. In this case, you should try to save the apps to the main drive. Thus, most people have been able to fix this error in the Windows Store. If this happens when using the Windows Update service, you should try the following steps.
What is the cause of Windows Update error 0x80070006
Windows Update never checks for or installs updates. Various things can cause this problem, such as.
- Windows registry
- Windows file system
- Internet access
- Windows Update Service
- Corruption of files
- Improper configuration
- Viruses and malware
These errors may be caused by an invalid Windows Update operating system running in its own process. Follow these steps to make sure that Windows Update is running in its own process, and then set it up to turn on.
To fix Windows Update error 0x80070006
Note: Before you make any changes to your computer, we recommend creating a system restore point so that you can restore your computer to its previous state in case something goes wrong.
Follow these steps to fix Windows Update error 0x80070006. Verify that the problem is resolved after performing each troubleshooting step. If the problem persists, you can proceed to the other troubleshooting steps.
Run the Windows Update diagnostic program
Before you start troubleshooting, make sure that you are logged in with an administrator account. If Windows Update diagnostics does not work. Reboot, restart your computer, and try again.
- On the Start menu, find Troubleshooting. Click Troubleshooting.
- Find Windows Update. Click Run Troubleshooting. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: You can also download Windows Update Troubleshooting from the official Windows website.
Resetting Windows Update components
This error usually occurs when Windows Update components are corrupted. It usually occurs on computers that have been upgraded from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10 instead of performing a new system installation.
The first thing you can try to do to resolve this problem is to reload the Update components.You can do this by following these instructions:
1.) Click the Start button, type cmd in the search box, when the command prompt appears, right-click on it and select Run as administrator.
2.) At the command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command :
- network shutdown bits
- net-stop wuauserv
- net-stop application
- stop cryptsvc
3.) After shutting down the necessary services, you need to delete some files from the folder on the C drive.
4.) To do this, enter the following command at the command line and press Enter :
5.) Then at the command prompt, type the following command and press Enter.
cd /d %windir%system32
6.) Then run this script to help you solve various problems related to Windows Update. This script can be used in all versions of Windows.
7.) After that, restart Winshock with this command and press ENTER: netsh winsock reset
8.) After that, you will have to restart all of the stopped services. To do this, type the following command for each of them and press Enter.
- network start bits
- network start wuauserv
- pure PVC startup applications
- start cryptogram.
9.) Now close the command prompt, reboot your computer and try to install the updates.
This should fix the Windows Update error 0x80070006 on your computer. If the error persists, take other steps to resolve it.
Disable antivirus or firewall
Faulty or corrupt antivirus software can also cause problems with Windows Update Error 0x80070006. Follow the steps below to make sure that antivirus is not the cause of the problem. If Windows Update Error 0x80070006 works after disabling the antivirus software, you may need to reinstall the antivirus software.
Reset or update Windows 10
Update or reboot your computer to overwrite all Windows files. This will reset your computer to Windows defaults.
- Update Windows 10 without deleting any data.
- Reset Windows 10 cleanly.
- Install Windows 10 cleanly from a USB bootable media.
The above steps will help you fix the Windows Update error on your computer and allow you to install other updates without any problems.
Run the DISM command-line tool
The DISM command fixes errors in Windows updates. You can use it as follows:
1.) Open the command line as an administrator.
2.) Run the following commands one by one. This may take some time, so please relax and be patient.
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
After completing this process, try installing Windows Update again.
Run a system file check
This is a command-line tool that is used to solve problems related to system files. If the system files or DLL files are corrupt, this tool can easily replace them with clean files. You can run the system file checker tool as follows:
Step 1: Open the command line as an administrator. Go to the Start menu and find the command. Right-click on the command line and select Run as administrator.
Step 2: Now type the following command and press the Enter key.
cfc / scan now
Frequently Asked Questions
- Run the Windows Update diagnostic program to fix error 0x80070006.
- Disable antivirus and check your Windows firewall settings.
- Protect your online privacy with a VPN client.
- Data recovery tools can prevent permanent file loss.
If you get error 0xC1900101, the problem may be with your antivirus software. To fix the problem, you need to completely uninstall your antivirus software and try to reinstall the update. This problem can be caused by any third-party antivirus program, so make sure you uninstall it and try to update again.
- Go to the Start menu -> type Run -> double-click the first result to run Run.
- Now type services.msc -> run windows services.
- Find the network list service -> right-click on it -> select "restart". You can also select "stop" and then "restart".
- Try refreshing your computer again to see if the error persists.
- Click on the Windows icon to open the search window.
- In the results of the raised search, click the "Troubleshooting Settings" button.
- In the "Settings" window, scroll down until you see the "Windows Update" troubleshooter.
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