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Solved: Windows 10 Anniversary Update with Error Code 0x80070057/0xa0000400

Updated on Dec 01, 2017 by Jean to Backup Utility

Summary:
Failed to install Windows 10 anniversary update but received error code 0x80070057/0xa0000400 in your PC? Relax! Here we have easy and effective solutions for you to fix Windows 10 anniversary update with error code 0x80070057/0xa0000400 now.

"Guys, does anyone of you have already got Windows 10 1607 installed on your PC? Do you know to fix the error code issue? I received an error code 0x80070057 while I was trying to get the Windows 10 anniversary update."

"I'm using an Education version of Windows 10 and I received an update note which told me that Windows 10 anniversary update is available on my PC. Then I clicked 'Update now' but the system resists doing so by giving me an error code 0xa0000400. Do you know how to fix the problem?"

If you happen to receive error code while trying to install Windows 10 anniversary update on your PC, don't let the problem bother you. Here the following, effective methods will help you out of the Windows 10 anniversary update failure issue now. 

Tip: Backup system and data firstly

Professional Windows backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup will help you avoid unexpected system error or data loss issues during the Windows 10 1607 updating process.

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Backup system and data before fix Windows 10 anniversary update error code issue.

Method 1. Troubleshoot Windows 10 anniversary update error code issue - 0x80070057/0xa0000400

You may run troubleshooter in Windows 10 to help you fix the update code error issue by following steps:

  • Type: troubleshooting in the search > Go to System and Security > Tap Fix problems with Windows Update;
  • Tick Advanced > Enable and check Apply repairs automatically;
  • Tap: Run as administrator (you may have to enter your pass-code firstly) > Then click Next to finish the process.

Troubelshoot Windows 10 anniversary update error code issue.

Method 2. Delete Windows download folder content and re-download Windows 10 anniversary update file

When you failed to finish Windows 10 anniversary update, it might because the update files which may go out of data or error occurred to the files. Therefore, you may also try to delete all content in the folder where you download Windows 10 anniversary update file and re-download the files again:

  • Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
  • Delete everything from the folder, but not the folder itself.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Download the Anniversary Update again.

Delete and redownload Windows 10 anniversary upate
You can also click to directly download Windows 10 1607 Anniversary Update ISO images and install again.

Method 3. Fix Windows 10 anniversary update error 0x80070057/0xa0000400 with media creation tool

Media Creation Tool allows users to perform an in-place upgrade or clean install Windows 10 1607 so that you'll not be able to met the update error code or failure issue. Here below are the detail steps:

Download creation tool to fix Windows 10 anniversary update error.

  • Download Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and double-click MediaCreationTool.exe to launch the tool;
  • Follow the setup steps till you see Windows 10 Setup and select Upgrade this PC now > Click Next;
  • Click Accept when the download complete and make sure the installer is set to Keep personal files and apps as the default behavior;
  • If it's not, click Change what to keep to change the settings;
  • Click Install to begin the update process.

Method 4. Repair missing or corrupted system files

  • Type cmd in the search box > select Command Prompt
  • Type sfc /scannow
  • Restart your computer and try to install the Anniversary Update again.

Fix file system error with Windows 10 anniversary update error code.