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How to fix Windows update error 0x80080005

Windows operating system play a very important role in your daily life if you are dependent on computer for your various kind of work. You can access different applications of Windows to make your work very easy. But it is possible only when your Windows is up to date with time. Automatic Windows update service is a feature that makes your Windows up to date. You can download applications given by Windows update service and install them on your system when you require. But sometimes it happens that when you go to download some of the applications or programs from there then you will feel very annoying as the Windows doesn’t allow you to download the applications at that time and it gives you an error message “Windows update error 0x80080005”. In this case it is necessary to fix this error at that time to run the Windows properly.


Poor system performance, system freezes, automatic shutdown, starting issue, continuous prompting of “Windows update error code 0x80080005” are some of the common symptoms that you may face when you get the update error message.


Main cause of the prompting of this error is disconnection between the Windows update service and your system. Wrong registry error, corrupt system files, deletion of some file that is responsible for the installing of windows updates, virus infection, hardware problem, software incompatibility, etc are some of the other causes for the prompting of Windows update error 0x80080005.


To fix Windows update error code 0x80080005, you can go through the following manual steps:

  1. Go to start button and then open Run.
  2. In the command prompt right click to run as administrator.
  3. Now type net stop wuauserv and then press enter.
  4. Type net start wuauserv and press enter.
  5. In the command prompt type exit and then press enter.
  6. Now restart the system and try to update your Windows again.

You may now be able to update your Windows as per your choice. But above manual method requires a deep technical skill to follow those steps. You may be a victim of sever data loss if you are not following those steps properly. So it is better to download Advanced System Repair tool to fix Windows update error 0x80080005 automatically.

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