If you have received Windows Update error code 0x80070002 and are looking for a way to fix it, you have come to the right place. This error can occur when running Windows Update, using the Microsoft Store or even while upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10, or from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Other similar error codes arise due to errors inside the Registry Editor, using Microsoft Outlook, Date and Time is out of sync, some third-party blockage or anything else.
Error code 0x80070002, ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND stands for HRESULT_FROM_WIN32 and may be used to indicate that a required file may be missing or that the device has been disconnected or unplugged.
Windows Update error code 0x80070002
We will be checking out the following fixes to get rid of error code 0x80070002 for Windows Update on Windows 11/10/8/7:
- Disable your security software temporarily
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter.
- Run System File Checker
- Check Windows Update related Services status.
- Reset Windows Update components.
- Sync Date & Time.
1] Disable your security software temporarily
In the System tray on the right corner of your taskbar, right-click on the icon of your Antivirus and then click on the option that refers to disabling your antivirus protection temporarily.
You may temporarily disable Windows Defender if you use it on Windows 11/10. Additionally, you can disable your Windows Firewall protection too. It is because the Windows Firewall monitors and authorizes or denies and inward or outward connection from your computer.
You can check again if your issue is resolved or not.
Make sure that you enable this software once the Windows Update is downloaded and installed usually.
2] Use Windows Update Troubleshooter
3] Run System File Checker
4] Configure Windows Update related Services status
In an elevated Command Prompt, run the following commands:
SC config wuauserv start= manual SC config bits start= delayed-auto SC config cryptsvc start= auto SC config trustedinstaller start= auto
It will ensure that the required Services are available when the computer boots.
5] Reset Windows Update Components & folders
The following links will help you if you need to restore Windows Update components to default:
- Reset Windows Update Agent
- Delete files inside the SoftwareDistribution folder
- Reset Catroot2 folder.
6] Sync Date and Time
You need to have a correct Date and Time set on your computer to access various Windows 10 services.
- Open the Settings app.
- Navigate to Time & Language > Date & time.
- On the right side panel, turn the toggle On for Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically.
- Click on Region & language on the left side panel.
- Make sure that the Country or region on the right side panel is the same as the country that you live.
Close the Settings app and Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Let us know if these tips helped you to fix error 0x80070002.
Related: Fix Windows Upgrade Install error 0x80070002 – 0x3000D.