Error 0x80070015 for Microsoft Store, Windows Update and Windows Defender

Error 0x80070015 is seen in multiple scenario in Windows 10 computers. This error prompted while using the Windows features like Updates, Microsoft Store and while using the Windows Defender. If the operation in the task is not initialized properly, you can see this error on your computer.

If the computer prompting the error 0x80070015 while using the Windows Update, Microsoft Store or the Windows Defender, you can refer the below steps that helps you to fix the issues in your computer. After researching on this issue in different computers, we have listed the possible resolution steps to fix the issue with the error 0x80070015.

How to fix error 0x80070015 on Windows 10 computers?

Quick Note: Before proceeding with the resolution steps, we recommend you to create a System Restore Point first. If something goes wrong during the troubleshooting, you can restore your computer back to previous working state.

How to fix Windows Update error 0x80070015?

Windows update error 0x80070015 appears as below.

When you are getting the error 0x80070015 while installing the Windows Updates on your computer, you can try performing these resolution steps and see if that helps.

You can try performing these steps.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter.

Reset Windows Update components.

Refer the steps from the above links and perform the tasks. Try rebooting the computer after each steps and try installing the Windows Updates. If the issue remains, suggest you to proceed with the System Reset.

How to fix Windows Store error 0x80070015?

This error also prompts in Microsoft Store and appears as below.

To fix the Microsoft Store error, follow the below resolution steps.

Re-register Microsoft Store Apps:

If the Store is not working properly or prompting errors, re-registering the Microsoft store apps helps you to get it back to normal. Refer the below steps to perform the same.

  1. Press Windows logo + X keys on keyboard and select the option Windows PowerShell (Admin).

2. In the elevated PowerShell screen, copy and paste the below command and hit enter.

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

Wait for some time until the scan gets complete. After that, close the PowerShell screen and reboot your computer. Check if the Windows Store works fine now. If the issue remains, you can try resetting the Microsoft Store.

Reset Microsoft Windows Store:

Resetting Microsoft store helps, you to clear the Windows store cache. It also allows getting the Microsoft Store to work properly if there are any issues. Therefore, to fix the Microsoft Store error 0x80070015, you can try resetting it.

  1. Press Windows logo + X keys on keyboard and select the option Windows PowerShell (Admin).

2. In the PowerShell screen, type WSReset.exe and hit enter.

3. Once the reset is completed, Windows Store launches automatically.

Now, try using the Windows Store. It should work this time without any errors.

How to fix Windows Defender error 0x80070015?

Third-party Anti-Virus application might be causing the issue with the Windows Defender error 0x80070015 on your computer. So, if this error coming up while using the Windows Defender, you can try disabling or re-installing the Anti-Virus application from your computer. To perform the same task, refer the below links.

How to disable Anti-Virus program on Windows 10?

List of Anti-Virus removal tools.

After removing the Anti-Virus program, Windows Defender should work fine without any errors. If the issue remains same even after following the mentioned resolution steps in all the cases, you can try performing the System Reset.

Hope the above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with the Windows Update, Microsoft Store and Windows Defender error. If you need any further assistance, do comments below. We are happy to assist you.

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