How to Fix Update Error 0x80080005 on Windows 10

When you try to update Windows 10, an error code like 0x80080005 may appear. Now, You will know how to fix this update problem.

For this error, Many people are not being able to install a security update in Windows 10 v1903. There may be many reasons for this problem. But, Third-party antivirus or other software, corrupted update components are the more common reasons. Fortunately, This error is fixable.

Fix Update Error 0x80080005 on Windows 10

You can follow these methods to get rid of this problem while updating Windows.

1. Disable Third-Party Antivirus

When you encounter any update installation related problem, disable or uninstall your antivirus temporarily. Then try to update again. It should fix error 0x80080005. Often, Third-party antivirus or firewall interfere with many installation processes on your PC. So, This method may help you.

2. Run Update Troubleshooter

When you encounter an update error, another common and effective solution is using the built-in troubleshooter. If you are lucky, it can fix update error 0x80080005. By the way, Here are the instructions to follow.

  • At first, Press Win + I on the keyboard. It will open the Windows 10 settings.
  • Now, Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Then, Find and click on ‘Windows Update.’
  • Click on Run the troubleshooter and follow on-screen instructions.

3. Reset SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 Folder

If the update troubleshooter fails, It is the most effective method you can try. In almost 100% cases, except some special situations, It fixes any Windows update related errors. If you don’t know how to do it, Read: How to Reset SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder.

4. Grant Full Permission to System Volume Information directory

According to a significant number of users, the error 0x80080005 appeared, when Windows tried to access the System Volume Information Directory. It is because the installation doesn’t have the proper rights to access this folder. In this case, taking ownership of this folder should fix update error 0x80080005. To do it, follow these instructions.

  • At first, Open the Start Menu, type cmd, right-click on the command prompt and choose run as administrator.
  • Now, Run the following command.
cmd.exe /c takeown /f "C:\System Volume Information\*" /R /D Y && icacls "C:\System Volume Information\*" /grant:R SYSTEM:F /T /C /L
  • Now, Try to update Windows again.

I hope you will no longer face the problem again.

5. Reset Update Components

If none of the above methods work, you can reset the windows update components. It will restore all of them the default states. So, It is possible that it will fix the update error 0x80080005.

Read: How to reset update components

6. Run SFC and DISM Commands

I hope you won’t have to try this method. Because the above methods should be enough to solve that update error. If these fail, you can run the SFC and DISM commands. It will repair the important system files. If these corrupted files are the reason behind your problem, it should fix update error 0x80080005.

I wish any of these solutions will solve your problem. If none of them work and it is a feature update for Windows 10, You should use the Media Creation tool to upgrade your PC. If you know any other methods that work, you can share it in the comment box.