If you’re encountering the error code 0x80070bc2 on your Windows 11/10 device when trying to install Windows updates, then this post is intended to help you. In this post, we will provide the appropriate solutions you can try to remediate the issue.
Fix Windows Update error 0x80070bc2
If you’re faced with this Windows Update error 0x80070bc2, you can try our recommended solutions in the order presented below to resolve the issue.
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Clear the Windows Update cache
- Manually download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog
- Directly download the Windows 10 ISO or use the Media Creation Tool.
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
This solution requires you to run the inbuilt Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if that helps to resolve the issue.
2] Clear the Windows Update cache
The Software Distribution folder in Windows 10 operating system is a folder located in the Windows directory and used to temporarily store files that may be required to install Windows Update on your computer.
Clear the contents of the Software Distribution folder and see if that helps to resolve the Windows Update error 0x80070bc2 issue. Else, continue with the next solution.
3] Manually download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog
This solution entails you manually downloading from the Microsoft Update Catalog, the update that is failing to install and consequently triggering the Windows Update Error 0x80070bc2 and then installing the update on your Windows 11/10 PC.
Read: Windows Update fails to install or will not download
4] Directly download the Windows ISO or use the Media Creation Tool
This solution entails you directly download the Windows ISO image file from the Microsoft website. Once you have downloaded the ISO to a location (preferably the desktop) on your device, double-click the ISO image to mount it as a virtual drive then double-click the setup.exe file to start the in-place upgrade process.
Alternatively, you may use the Windows Update Assistant to install the Feature Update.
Any of these solutions should work for you!