Fix Windows 10 Error 0x80070005 – Version 1903

Oh just update will you!

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Just think, if Windows 10 didn’t have so many errors during its update process I could be writing about much better things, but it does have them, and you do need help so, therefore, it is a pleasure to fix them for you!

This error is a pain in the backside because it stops you from potentially getting at some of the cool features that arrived with version 1903 such Enhanced Search and even Windows Sandbox. And that’s before you even get to the bug fixes.

With that in mind…

What Is Error 0x80070005 And How On Earth Do I Fix It?

There are several reasons this one pops up and that can be irritating. It can range from clashes with your anti-virus right the way to a corrupted Windows installation.

Let’s start by running Windows Update Troubleshooter to see if that can sort it out with the minimal effort.

Run Windows Troubleshooter

Hit the Windows key + S and type troubleshoot. In the troubleshoot menu select Windows Update and then Run the troubleshooter.

Windows will now toddle off and do its thing and look for anything it thinks its wrong. Once it has finished, reboot and see if that has solved your woes. Hopefully, it did!

Other things to try

How To Uninstall Avast Antivirus Step 5

If you are still out of look there are a few other things that can cause this issue. Try these.

Remove any non-essential USB devices (cameras, gamepads, etc)

Disable your anti-virus – it’s an oldie but goodie, some antivirus programs still, even in this day and age interfere with the update process.

If you are still struggling to fix the problem, leave a comment below and we will try to help further.

Paul is a contributor to PC Guide, having covered news coverage, Raspberry Pi, Windows releases and peripherals - among other things - across the site.