How To Fix Error 0x80070005 in Windows Feature Update 1903

Microsoft Windows 10 operating system is the latest version of Windows. It is recommended to constantly update your operating systems to improve the performance and security of your computer. Although this is a solid performing operating system of Microsoft there are instances when certain issues can occur such as Error message 0x80070005 which we will be troubleshooting today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to Error 0x80070005 in Windows Feature Update 1903.

Fixing Windows Error 0x80070005 in Windows 10 Feature Update 1903

There are several factors that can cause this particular problem ranging from administrator account permission to bad update components, interference to your antivirus software to a third party program and  wrong time and date setting of the computer. Listed below are the recommended troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix Error code 0x80070005.

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Before doing this method, make sure that you are logged in as administrator account.

  1. At the search bar on your windows 10 pc, type Control Panel.
  2. Make sure View by is set to Category.
  3. Click on User accounts
  4. At user accounts windows, Click on Change Account type
  5. Select Administrator option.

Method 1: Run the Windows Update troubleshooter tool 

Run a tool that is designed to diagnose and resolve automatically issue that your computer might encounter, the Windows Update Troubleshooter. Although this tool does not usually fix all problems and is not the only solution, however it is one of the first solution to try to Fix Error code 0x80070005 in Windows Feature Update 1903.

To run Windows Troubleshooter, follow the following steps:

  1. Click on Start menu or Windows key located at the lower left.

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  2. Click on Settings, an icon that looks like a gear to open Windows Settings section

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  3. At windows setting section, click on Update and Security settings.

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  4. Click on Troubleshoot at the left pane.

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  5. At right pane, click on Additional Troubleshooters.

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  6. Locate and Click on Windows Update under the Get up and Running section

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  7. Click Run the Troubleshooter tab. A new window opens and Windows will now detect problems.

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  8. After troubleshooting process is complete and it could not identify any problem, click on Close and Exit Settings Section.

    If a problem is detected, it will display recommended solutions to fix it.Windows update Error 0x80070005

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Method 2: Power Cycling your Windows 10 PC

This method completely restarts your computer temporarily erasing all configurations. When computer completely reboots after power cycling, defaults values will automatically be initialized. Power cycling your PC can help fix windows updates Error 0x80070005.

To power cycle your Windows PC, follow the following steps

  1. Power off computer and router.
  2. Remove the power supply.
  3. Press and hold Power button for 2-3 minutes
  4. After 5-6 minutes, plug power supply back and turn on your computer.
  5. Try reconnecting to the network.

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Method 3: Remove Extra Devices

There are instances wherein when a device is connected to your computer, it can cause problems with the updates. It is then recommended that before updating Windows 10 PC, extra devices such as webcams, consoles and USB devices should be removed.

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Method 4: Temporarily Disable Antivirus Program

There’s a possibility that the antivirus software of your computer is blocking the update from being downloaded and installed correctly. To check if this is the culprit, you should try to temporarily disable the antivirus software to help fix Error 0x80070005 in Windows 10 Feature Update 1903.

If you are using Windows Security

  • Select Start  – Settings Update & Security – Windows Security – Virus & threat protection > Manage settings
  • Switch Real-time protection to OFF.  

If you are using Avast

  • Search for the Avast icon in your computer’s system tray and double click on it.
  • Click on Avast shields control.
  • Locate the options to disable the program – the options are to disable it for 10 minutes, an hour, until the computer is restarted or permanently (until you yourself turn it back on). Select whatever option suits you best and use it to disable the program.

If you are using AVG

  • Search for the AVG icon in your computer’s system tray and double click on it.
  • Click on Temporarily disable AVG protection.
  • Choose how long you want AVG to be turned off and whether you want AVG to disable its Firewall too.
  • Click on OK to disable the antivirus program.

If you are using McAfee

  • Search for the McAfee Antivirus icon in your computer’s system tray and double click on it.
  • Click on Exit.
  • You should see a dialog box warning you that McAfee‘s protection will be turned off. Click on Yes in this dialog box to disable the antivirus program

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Method 5: Run SFC Scan

SFC (System File Checker) is a useful tool that scans and search your computer system files for any corrupted or missing files and try to repair them.

Here’s how to run the SFC tool:

  1. At the search box located at the lower left, type Command Prompt
  2. Right click on the Command Prompt result and click on Run as Administrator from the drop down menu.
  3. At the command prompt window, Type the following command and then press Enter
  4. Type sfc /scannow at the command line and press Enter. Scanning for corrupted or missing files will begin. Make sure not to abort and just wait for it to complete.

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Method 6: Restart Windows Update Service

A corrupted or incomplete downloading of windows updates can sometimes cause windows update Error 0x80070005. to occur. Restarting windows service update service can help fix the problem by reinitializing the update process and downloading new contents.

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.
  2. At RUN dialog box, type “services.msc” and press Enter or click OK to open Services section.
  3. At services section, locate Windows Update service. The services are arranged alphabetically.
  4. Right click on Windows Update Service and click Restart. Windows update service will now restart. Wait for it to complete.
  5. After restarting, right click on Windows Update service and click on Properties from the drop down menu.
  6. At the General tab, make sure start up type is set to Automatic.
  7. Make Sure Service status is Running. If it is stopped, click on the Start button.

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Method 7: Reset Windows Module on your Windows 10 PC

Restarting windows update module can help fix windows update error 0x80070005.

Here’s how to restart windows module:

  1. Type Command Prompt on the search bar
  2. Right click on the first result and select “Run as administrator”. If a prompt User account control (UAC) appears, click OK.
  3. In the command line tool, type the following in order followed by pressing the Enter key.
  4. Type net stop bits at the command linefollowed by pressing the Enter key.
  5. Type net stop wuauserv  at the command line followed by pressing the Enter key.
  6. Type net stop appidsvc followed by pressing the Enter key
  7. Type net stop msiserver followed by pressing the Enter key
  8. Type ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old followed by pressing the Enter key
  9. Type ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old followed by pressing the Enter key
  10. Type net start bits followed by pressing the Enter key
  11. Type net start wuauserv followed by pressing the Enter key
  12. Type net start appidsvc followed by pressing the Enter key
  13. Type net start msiserver followed by pressing the Enter key
  14. Exit Command prompt window
  15. Restart your computer.

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Method 8: Make sure your computer has the correct time and date

If the incorrect time and date of your computer is set then this problem can occur.

  1. Type “Settings” in the search bar and open the result.
  2. Go to Time & Language
  3. Check if your date and time are correctly set. If not, uncheck the options which say “Set Time Automatically” and “Set Timezone Automatically”.
  4. Click “Change” underneath Change date and time. Set your time accordingly and also select your appropriate time zone. Also, disable “Auto-sync time”.
  5. On the same window click on Language at the left pane
  6. In the language settings, try using English United Kingdom/US.
  7. Click on “Additional time, date & regional settings”. You will be redirected to another window consisting of same settings. Click them one by one and check if the settings match and are the same as you set.
  8. Once the changes are done, close all windows and restart your computer.

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Method 9: Check for available updates

Checking for new and available updates on your Window 10 is important to improve the software and remove features that are outdated. It also help fixes bugs, crashing and error that can help fix computer related issue on your PC.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows  or Start button located at the lower left.
  2. Click on Settings, an icon that looks like a gear to open Windows Settings section.
  3. Click on Update and Security tab.
  4. At Window Security section, click on Check for Updates. Windows will now check for available update.
  5. After the process is complete, windows will automatically install and download any available system updates.
  6. Restart your computer.

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