Fix Windows Update Error 0x80080005

If you update Windows 10 to the latest version and receive error 0x80080005 , don’t worry, you’re not alone. Below in MrAppsGeek we will see some tips to try to solve this annoying error that is present when updating Windows Update , something that we have already seen in other tutorials where we showed you tips to solve the 0xca00a000 and 0X80070424 errors .

What Is Error 0x80080005 And Why Does It Appear?

Error 0x80080005 is an associated code that is identified with one of the many problems that can appear when trying to update Windows 10. This number does not give us anything and does not even give us any clue to solve this error, it is simply a number which is associated with an undetermined issue related to problems updating the system. Next we will see some tips to try to solve it.

How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80080005 Step by Step 2023

Throughout this article we will see some tips to try to repair the error 0x80080005 if one of them does not work for you, simply go to the next one.

Disable the Antivirus

Sometimes the 0x80080005 problem appears because Windows Update presents incompatibilities with our antivirus. Yes, antiviruses are very necessary but on some occasions they can prevent the system from downloading the necessary files to update , delete or even corrupt them.

That is why the first thing you should try is to temporarily disable the antivirus and try to update the system through Windows Update and verify that the 0x80080005 error does not appear. Next I will leave you an explanatory video where I give as an example how to temporarily deactivate the Avast antivirus.

If the video has not made it very clear to you, we will explain it to you with images, just go to the bottom right and click on the Avast or your antivirus icon.

  • A section called “Avast Shield Control” will appear .
  • Here we can temporarily disable it .

If it did not work for you, go to the next solution.

Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Another way to get rid of the 0x80080005 error is to use the automatic troubleshooter that is used when Windows Update is not working . To do this, we just have to do the following:

  1. We go to the search bar and write “Troubleshooter” (without quotes).
  2. We entered the best match.
  1. Here we select “Troubleshoot” .
  2. And in the right section we enter “Windows Update” and select “Run Troubleshooter” .

We will wait patiently for our PC to fix the errors automatically.

Use the SFC Command to Repair System Files

Error 0x80080005 can also be related to the corruption of some boot files, luckily Windows has a powerful tool called SFC that allows you to trace the corrupted files and repair or replace them if necessary. To execute this command we will have to enter the command prompt , for this we will place the mouse cursor on start and we will give the right button, this will display a menu in which we will have to enter Windows PowerShell in administrator mode .

Now we just have to write the following command and press Enter.

  • sfc /scannow

We will patiently wait for it to reach 100% and then we will restart our PC and check if we have fixed the error 0x80080005 .

Update Windows 10 Manually

As we have said before, this error is linked to a problem with automatically updating the operating system , you will be happy to know that you can solve this by downloading the latest Windows 10 update manually . Then we leave you a video so you know how to do it step by step.

You can enter this official Microsoft portal through the following link . Once inside we must do the following:

  1. We put in the search engine Windows 10 2023 .
  2. We click on “Search” .
  1. We select the latest available update.
  2. We click on “Download” .

Finally we execute the update that we have downloaded manually.

Restore Windows To An Earlier Point

Another way to fix error 0x80080005 is by restoring Windows 10 to a point where this issue did not occur. To do this, we press the following shortcut keys :

  • Windows + X

We enter Windows PowerShell in administrator mode .

We type the following in command prompt and press Enter.

  • Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

We wait patiently for the process to come to an end and we will restart the PC to see if the error 0x80080005 does not reproduce anymore.

Restart Windows Update Components

Finally, it is possible that we have this problem because the Windows Update files are corrupted , for this we can restart the updater components by doing the following:

  1. We go to “Start” and press the right mouse button.
  2. We enter Windows PowerShell in administrator mode.

Once we are in the command prompt we will copy the following commands in the order in which they are presented.

Patiently copy and paste all these commands one after the other, this will restore Windows Update and theoretically fix any kind of problem derived from it.

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 catroot2.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

I hope that with these tips you have been able to remove error 0x80080005 from your PC , if you have used another series of techniques to solve it, you can leave them written in comments. Do not forget to share this article with your social networks, that would help me a lot to continue making more content like this…