How to Fix Error Code 0x80070002 in Windows 10/11?

Failure of Windows 10/11 update shows Error Code 0x80070002, this article explains you the reasons for the failure of Windows 10/11 update. We have explained how the dependencies of system power network effects your updates. The main cause could be that system time is in error.

The interfaces in Windows 10 or 8.1 or 7 is different. But the possible solutions are common. Update components and services may not be working. Read below to find a solution for 0x80070002 error. The usual causes for this windows 11 update error code 0x80070002 are communication failure over the internet with Microsoft Windows update servers.
Error Code 0x80070002

How to Fix this Update Error 0x80070002 in Windows 10/11?

If you face Windows 10 upgrade error 0x80070002 in recent times, then it could be easily solved. This error code is related to Date and Time. Another way is to try the Windows Update Troubleshooter using the Settings app. 

How to Sync Date and Time for Windows 10 update Error code 0x80070002?

Make sure the CMOS battery is working perfectly and not dead. Otherwise, every time you restart your computer, the system time changes to default. In some cases, your local zone time and the system time are different. 

  • Firstly, right-click the date and time and click on “Adjust date/time
  • It will open up Time & Language in the Settings app
  • On the left-hand side, you can see “Date & time
  • On the right-hand side, make sure the following options are turned on 
    1. Set time automatically
    2. Set time zone automatically
  • For Region, select your correct country location   
  • After that, make sure the time server is one of the Windows 10 supported ones
  • Finally, Click on “Sync Now

Error code 0x80070002

It will update the system time to the latest time of your time zone. Now restart and check. Time should be correct. If you are successful, then the error code 0x80070002 is resolved and can update to 20H2, the recent Windows 10 version. 

Try the Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix the Error Code 0x80070002 in Windows 10/11

It is a common step to check if you get any Windows Update Error 0x80070002. You can visit Settings > Update & Security and try the Update Troubleshooter app. It will also fix any update errors. 

Remove Third-Party Antivirus

If you are using any third-party virus in Windows 10, then you can remove them. Then try to rerun the Update tool.  You need not worry if you remove the third-party antivirus. Then after checking for updates, you can re-install it.  Always remember to keep only one antivirus on your system. If you are using more than one AV, then also it causes an issue.

NET Framework 3.5 0x80070002

In some cases, .NET may not be installed due to this update error. In such cases, you need to fix this first. Check whether .NET 3.5 is installed or not on your Windows 10 computer by using elevated PowerShell. 

  1. Firstly, search for “PowerShell” in the Windows 10 Search box
  2. Then right-click Windows Powershell and Run as Administrator

It will open Powershell in elevated command mode. Then run the following command. 

Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName netfx3

Error code 0x80070002

You will get the Status Enabled if it already exists. Any error, then follow these steps. 

  1. Download the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft site
  2. If you already have the installation media files, then mount the disc or USB
  3. Identify the letter where the mounted ISO files are. It can be H: or F: or anything
  4. Now run the following command
Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name NetFx3~~~~ -Source G:\Sources\SxS

Where G: is the drive letter where ISO files are mounted. It will install the NET 3.5 and wait for the process to complete. Then try the Windows Update again. 

.NET framework 3.5 error 0x80070002

You can download the repair tool from here.

It will repair the .NET files and install the required ones. You can try this for Windows 7 and 8.1 if you have the error 0x80070002. Then try the Update again. 

Perform a Clean Update

If you are facing error code 0x80070002 windows 10, then you can try the clean Upgrade. When you try to update to the 20H2 version from 1909 or any other older version, it can happen.  Run the Media Creation Tool from the above Windows 10 download link and select the option “Upgrade this PC now.” Select the option “Keep personal files and apps.” Then try to install.  It will update to the latest 20H2 Update. It is a manual process. 

Further Steps For Solving Error Code 0x80070002 in Windows 10/11

Disable the proxy internet connection and try again to install the update.

How to Disable the Proxy Connection in Windows for the Error Code 0x80070002?

  1. Firstly, open Internet Explorer and click on Tools->Internet Options
  2. Next, go to Connections and LAN Settings
  3. Finally, check to make sure the Proxy server is disabled.

Error Code 0x80070002 Solutions 

Second case would be with your Antivirus. There are proxy settings enabled under your settings of any security programs that you may be using. If you cannot find the procedure to stop it, you can ask our techs on chat support to guide you. Repair the Windows Update Services To Fix Error 0x80070002: There are failed windows update services that could also cause you this error 0x80070002 while updating Windows.

Try the below steps to repair Windows services

Repairing Windows update services is not possible like you repair any windows apps from the add/remove programs. There is a procedure that you need to follow through command lines. This requires the user to have administrator rights on his computer. As per the Microsoft set of rules defined on various Knowledge base articles, the steps are simplified as mentioned here to reset your windows update services.

NOTE: Following these steps carefully will not make any changes to your personal data or office programs. It will only reset the Windows update services.

Error Code Guide

  1. Firstly, open command prompt as administrator by right-clicking on it
  2. Then, go to c:\windows\ and rename software distribution folder to old
  3. In some cases it may not happen until you stop the windows update services
  4. To stop that, you can run a command-line net stop wuauserv and hit enter
    Error Code 0x8007000
  5. After this,  you can try to rename this folder software distribution to old
  6. Then you can restart the windows update service
  7. After that, use this command “Net start wuauserv” and hit enter
    Error Code 0x8007000
  8. Finally, check for updates now


If you still face issues related to windows update error 0x80070002, then it can be due to corrupted Windows Update component files. Also, some services may not be running, due to which this error crops up.

You can always chat with our Live Assist Team to resolve this error. It is more a quick solution to fix this error code 0x80070002.

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