This Error Code 0x80080005 is commonly caused due to the .NET framework installation failure. These are the following ways in which you can attempt to correct this error.
An in-place upgrade/repair can be useful if all the possible solutions did not resolve your error. This is mainly because of corrupt system and Windows Update components.
This Windows 10 Update error can also be caused when services like BITS, WUAUSERV, APPIDSVC, CRYPTSVC are not running. So you need to make sure the Software Distribution folder is renamed and make the services work.
Disclaimers: Before you attempt to fix an issue with the windows update, we highly recommend you to take a registry backup and create a system restore point as a precaution method. In case if something goes wrong, we can restore your computer to the same stage and fix the issues. (In case if you not sure how to back it up, talk to an expert for assistance.)
This .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 won’t come with pre-installed. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, and must be separately enabled to run applications that depend on it. To enable the .NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel to avoid Error code 0x80080005.
Note: Make sure you have set the correct date and time on your computer, try to install pending updates through other available networks. Run windows update troubleshooter.
Sometimes error code 0x80080005 can show up even after running the default Windows Update troubleshooter. It can be when some of the system files, update services, and components are corrupted. In that case, you need to do an in-place repair/upgrade of your Windows 10 computer.
In another case, this error was showing up when reinstalling the SCCM client agent. The leading cause was that the BITS service was not running. It already existed on the client computer but not started. When we did it, the windows update error 0x80080005 was gone.
It is a typical troubleshooting step where the corrupted windows, system, component files are repaired. Even after executing the DISM tool, you are still getting update errors; then, this is the only solution.
It will not delete your files, applications, apps. You need to take the right step for this. Then the corrupt files are replaced with the exact ones from Windows 10.
If the windows update error code 0x80080005 still exists, follow some more steps to fix the issue and install/upgrade/update your operating system.
The system file scanning process is very simple to try while fixing issues with windows issues. Just follow these steps.
For most serious issues, and to save your time the best way to fix these critical issues are restoring to good healthy partition. Before doing this stop the windows update services.
Open the command prompt as admin (Mentioned above in sfc scan process), Then instead of running sfc scannow command type this following command in the window.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
After sometime your machine will be restored to good healthy state. Now you can start your windows updates as usual.
Microsoft has released several fix it tools/patches for most of the updates issues. Depends on your requirement choose the right fix it tool for your issue and run it on your machine. This will help you when there are simple issues like folder missing errors, permissions related issues.
Download fixit tool- for WINDOWS 10 from Microsoft, for window 7/8/8.1 click here.
In this method, we clean and recreate the software distribution folder by deleting all temporary files in it.
Follow this when you have less knowledge in windows technology about command prompts, files and registry fixing steps.
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