How to fix Windows update error 0x80080005 on Windows 10

Terms Windows updates installation, Windows Update failures and Windows Update errors. Windows users are familiar with these terms. Windows Updates helps to install the latest features in the Operating System. However, it is not the same thing every time. Users encountered an issue with error 0x80080005 while installing the Windows Updates on their computers.

The error message appears as

There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80080005)

As per our research, there are different factors causing this issue on Windows 10 computers. The issue might occur due to the system files corruption. There are chances that some third party application installed in the computer also causes this issue.

If you are facing the issue with Windows update error 0x80080005 on your computer, this guide helps you to fix the errors and install the Updates without any issues.

How to fix Windows Update error 0x80080005 on Windows 10?

Follow the below resolution steps in order to fix the issue with the Update error 0x80080005. If the error remains after each step, you can continue with the further resolution steps.

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

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter:

If you are getting any Windows Update error on your Windows 10 computers, the first thing we recommend you is to run the Windows Update troubleshooter. It is an in-built tool comes with Windows 10 computers. Therefore, in order to fix the issue with Windows Update error 0x80080005, you can refer the below link and run Update troubleshooter on your computer.

How to run Windows Update Troubleshooter on Windows 10?

After this, reboot your computer and try installing the updates. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Disable or uninstall Anti-Virus program:

Third-party security application installed on the computer also blocks the update to install properly and causes the error 0x80080005. If the Anti-Virus program installed in the computer is corrupted, it may causes these issues. In this case, you can try disabling or uninstalling the security program and check if the updates install fine.

To disable or reinstall the Anti-Virus program, refer the below steps.

How to disable Anti-Virus program on Windows 10?

List of Anti-Virus removal tools.

If the Windows Update works fine without the error 0x80080005, you can download and install the Anti-Virus program from the vendor’s website. If the error remains, you can continue with the further resolution steps.

Grant control of System Volume Information directory:

Suppose, for any reason, if you are not able to access the System Volume Information directory on your computer, you may encounter the issue with Windows Update error 0x80080005. Therefore, you can follow the below steps and get rid of the permission issue for the System Volume Information directory.

Refer the below steps:

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

2. Copy and paste the below command on the elevated PowerShell screen and hit enter.

cmd.exe /c takeown /f “C:\System Volume Information\*” /R /D Y && icacls “C:\System Volume Information\*” /grant:R SYSTEM:F /T /C /L

3. On executing the task, reboot your computer and try installing the updates.

Windows Updates should install fine this time without any errors. If the error remains, you can try performing the below resolution steps.

Reset Windows Update components to fix Update error 0x80080005:

If the above troubleshooting steps did not help you to fix the Windows Update error 0x80080005, you can try resetting the Windows Update components. This helps you to delete the files from the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders. Refer the below link to perform the same on your computer.

How to reset Windows Update components?

Now, reboot your computer and try installing the updates. This time, updates should work fine without any further errors.

I hope that the above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with error 0x80080005 while installing the Updates on your computer. If you need any further assistance or if you are facing issue with any other update error, do let us know in comments. We are happy to assist you with the proper resolution.

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