Solution For 0x80070017 Error

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Toady, I was trying to update windows10 installed in my PC but, was continuously facing this 0x80070017 error code. It never occurred before. I Googled about this error and found out that it occurs when some system files are missing, but I’m unable to figure out which system file is missing. Share the steps to solve this error.

Answered By 20 points N/A #325664

Solution For 0x80070017 Error


It’s correct that this error occurs due to some missing or corrupted system files. You can use these steps to fix the error-

  • Recreate Windows10 ISO media.
  • Run Microsoft Troubleshooter.
  • Click on the windows icon.
  • Click on ‘Settings.’
  • Click on ‘Update and security.’
  • Click on the ‘Troubleshooter.’
  • Select that device for which you want to perform the troubleshooting.
  • Click on ‘Run the troubleshooter.’
  • Delete files from ‘Software Distribution Folder.’
  • Type ‘Command Prompt’ in the search bar.
  • Right-click on it.
  • Click on ‘Run as administrator.’
  • Type ‘net stop wuauserv’ and press enter key.
  • Now, type ‘net stop bits.’
  • Press Windows and R keys together.
  • Type ‘File Explorer.’
  • Go to ‘C:\Windows\Software Distribution.’
  • Select all the files and folders present.
  • Press the ‘Delete’ button.
  • Open the ‘Command Prompt.’
  • Type ‘net start wuauserv.’
  • Press Enter.
  • Type ‘net start bits’ and press Enter.
Answered By 590495 points N/A #327081

Solution For 0x80070017 Error


You may receive error code “0x80070017” in two cases: one, when you are trying to install Microsoft Windows, and two, when you are trying to install an update or Windows Update on your computer. If you receive the error when installing the Microsoft Windows operating system, it means you are probably installing from a DVD drive.

If this is the case then the problem is because of the inability to read some files from the DVD disc. One possible cause is a damaged or unreadable disc. To go around the problem, perform the installation from a USB flash drive.

If you don’t like installing Windows from a USB flash drive, the last option is to burn the image or the ISO file on a blank DVD disc or DVD-R. On the other hand, if you receive the error when installing a Windows Update, try doing this.

Click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” to start an elevated command prompt. In the command prompt window, type the following commands then hit Enter after every command:

net stop wuauserv
cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution
ren Download Download.old
net start wuauserv

After this, install the Windows Update again and see if it works.

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