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Error code 0x80070020: step-by-step guide on how to get rid of this problem

In this article you will find out:

  • what does the 0x80070020 error code mean
  • 3 tips on how to deal with this problem
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

What does the 0x80070020 error code mean?

If you receive a message with error code 0x80070020, then you have decided to install the latest version of Windows 10. This makes sense, because with this update, you get new functions, additional improvements and bug fixes.

But, in practice, many users have problems while implementing the update, which, in fact, is what has happened to you.

In this article, we will talk about correcting error code 0x80070020. As mentioned above, it means users cannot install the latest version of Windows 10.

In addition, you will learn how to secure your data and, if something went wrong while fixing this error, how to restore inaccessible files. Let's get started now!

3 tips on how to deal with this problem

1. Turn off antivirus

A third-party antivirus program can cause more damage than good. Certain conflicts can cause various Windows features to fail, including Windows Update. In such a case, try changing the settings of your antivirus and check if this helped to get rid of the problem.

You can also try completely disabling your antivirus. Do not be afraid that your computer will be at risk: Windows 10 has its own antivirus program, in the form of Windows Defender, so your computer is always protected.

You also can uninstall the third-party antivirus program altogether. If removing it solves the problem, use a different antivirus application in the future.

2. Reload BITS

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is responsible for delivering updates to your computer. If this process gets corrupted, you will have problems getting system updates. In this case, restart BITS and only then try to start Windows Update.

To do this, simultaneously press the Windows and R keys and enter “services.msc” in the pop-up window.

Locate the BITS icon and right-click. Select Properties from the list.

In the new window, open the General tab, then find “Startup type” and select “Automatic”. To launch BITS, right-click and select Start.

If this does not solve the problem with error code 0x80070020, you can try the next solution.

3. Check updates

You can also try resetting Windows Update services. This solution will take some effort and care, but it might be a great solution for your problem.

To do this, run several commands on the command line. Right-click on Start and select “Command Prompt” as an administrator. Once Command Prompt starts, run the following commands (press Enter after each one):

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C: WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C: WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

After that, you can safely install the latest update for Windows 10.

Your data is precious. Protect it!

Any of the previous methods should help you fix your problem, but what if important files are lost in the process? You can run the professional tool DiskInternals Partition Recovery. It works with all disk partitions separately and recovers 100% of lost files if no data was overwritten. Install the free version of the software and don't waste your precious time.

There’s nothing to fear: it will recover files of any type and size; this is not a problem for this application. DiskInternals Partition Recovery supports all Windows versions: 10, 8, XP, Vista, etc. The program can recover files on most file systems: NTFS, exFAT, FAT 12, FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS / HFS, etc. and converts them if necessary for a deeper search for lost data. The unique interface makes using the program a pleasure even for novice users.

Read the DiskInternals Partition Recovery user guide and get started right now:

  • 1. Download and run DiskInternals Partition Recovery on your device (computer or laptop).
  • 2. Open the application and in a new window, click the Wizard icon and then the Next button if the Wizard does not start automatically.
  • 3. Select the local drive containing the deleted files and folders.
  • 4. Select the file type you are looking for, or skip this step and find the files you need after scanning.
  • 5. Select the scan mode and click Next.
  • 6. Preview desired files for free by pressing the Ctrl + P.
  • 7. You can save the recovered data after purchasing a license for this software to any data source.

Please note that by purchasing a license for this application, you also get free technical support for a whole year.

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