Windows Update error 0x80070057 after removing telemetry

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Ribot, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Ribot

    Ribot MDL Novice

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    #1 Ribot, Jan 15, 2016
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    Thanks to informations found here, I removed telemetry and W10 related KBs from my W7 computer. However, Windows Update got broken in the process : it now fails to download any further updates and puts a 100% load on the CPU. The Windows Update Troubleshooter (kb2714434) cannot fix it and insistently reports a 0x80070057 error. Various Microsoft "fixit" scripts related to that error failed to solve it too (kb929833; kb947821; kb968003; kb949104; kb2700567).

    Sorry for not providing links to these KB but the editor of the forum prevents me to do so.

    What should be my next steps ?
    • Fix Windows Update in order to keep my computer in the mainstream ? That's what I would prefer to do. What is the right place in the forum to ask for support on that issue ?
    • Resign from using Windows Update altogether and start to install manually the next updates ? Is it realistic ? How to check Microsoft repositories for new updates ?

    Thanks for any guidance.
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    sys restore it prior of telemetry "fix" and run sfc /scannow.
     
  3. Ribot

    Ribot MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    The only restauration point which is available is January dated. The removal of telemetry KBs was done in december. No way to go that direction, unfortunately. Furthermore, sfc /scannow has been one of the first step I went through; it shows no error at all.
     
  4. dewot

    dewot MDL Junior Member

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    Search for Microsoft online update repair tool. They have an online tool to do repairs to windows update. Will solve most problems.
     
  5. Ribot

    Ribot MDL Novice

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    Thanks Dewot. It has been done before I posted. The tool is called Windows Update Troubleshooter. It reports error 0x80070057 bait fails to fix it.
     
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  7. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    To help you track you issue, 0x80070057 means ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER. So is more than likely a registry or setting. I'd try "gpupdate /force" in an elevated command prompt.