Windows 8.1 Update Fails with Error 0x80070057

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I was excited to know that the latest Windows 8.1 update is free when running Windows 8. But also gets frustrated because since the release of this update, I was not really able to install it. I can download it fine and then when the Applying Changes screen is up, it will send an Error 0x80070057 and then the installation cannot proceed. I've seen a lot of bugs from this update from other users, and I am not really sure if Microsoft already release a fix for all those issues. Can anyone here help me?

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Windows 8.1 Update Fails with Error 0x80070057

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The only solution that you can try to fix this error is to remove certain USB devices connected to your computer and then run the Windows 8.1 installation. If its possible, you can also try to remove the entire USB devices connected to ensure that none of them will cause the error to appear. It has been said that a lot of users are experiencing major issues with downloading the update and Microsoft has yet to release any solutions for any of those issues.

Also, I searched on some forums and they also suggesting to disable your antivirus temporarily especially Webroot, Steelseries and Windows Defender as these all can possibly be the cause why you are getting issues. But since these are security programs, you need to enable it again once you are done with the Windows 8.1 update.

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