Error 0x80070005

Error 0x80070005 in Windows Update When  Try To Install Updates

Issue:

Error  0x80070005 is also known as “ACCESS DENIED.” It usually occurs when you lack file or registry permissions that are required to install the update.

Solution: 

make sure that you are logged on as an administrator, and then install the updates again. If the problem continues, use the SubInACL tool to repair file and registry permissions. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Download the SubInACL tool and install it in the %windir%\system32 folder. The %windir% placeholder represents the Windows operating system folder. For example, C:\Windows.
  2. Start Notepad, and then copy and paste the following commands:
    @echo off
    
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f  /grant=system=f
    
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f  /grant=system=f
    
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f  /grant=system=f
    
    subinacl /subdirectories %windir% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    
    @Echo =========================
    
    @Echo Finished.
    
    @Echo =========================
    
    @pause
  3. Save the file as Reset.cmd.
  4. Right-click the Reset.cmd file in File Explorer (in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8) or Windows Explorer (in Windows 7 and Windows Vista), and then click Run as administrator. In Windows XP, double-click the file in Windows Explorer.
  5. Wait until the execution finishes, and then try to install the update again.

Scan for malware:

Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Run Windows Defender to scan for malware. If malware is preventing Defender from functioning correctly, download and run Microsoft Safety Scanner. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Microsoft Safety Scanner.
  2. Click Download Now.
  3. If you are prompted, click Run.
  4. Follow the instructions to download and install Safety Scanner. When you are prompted, add a shortcut to Safety Scanner to your desktop.
  5. From your desktop, double-click the Safety Scanner icon. When the program starts, click Scan Type, click Full Scan, and then click Next.
  6. After the scan is complete, remove all detected malware entries.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Open your antivirus software, and run a scan to detect and remove any malware. If you don’t have antivirus software on your computer, you can use Microsoft Safety Scanner. To download and run Microsoft Safety Scanner, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Microsoft Safety Scanner.
  2. Click Download Now.
  3. If you are prompted, click Run.
  4. Follow the instructions to download and install Safety Scanner. When you are prompted, add a shortcut to Safety Scanner to your desktop.
  5. From your desktop, double-click the Safety Scanner icon. When Safety Scanner starts, click Scan Type, click Full Scan, and then click Next.
  6. After the scan is complete, remove all detected malware entries.

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