Windows Update error 80070663. How do I fix it?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by cplguy, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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    It's on build 9926.
     
  2. KnowledgeableNewbie

    KnowledgeableNewbie MDL Member

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    not to be a smart***, but Google is your friend.
     
  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Not sure if that's the same error I was getting :confused:

    But, stopping the Windows Update service, going to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and deleting all the files and folders in there, then rebooting fixed the error I was getting.

    Don't worry about the deleting those files and folders, in Downloads their only cached versions of whats already been installed. ;)
     
  4. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I got this error too, but after restart PC, the system updated and the error gone.
     
  5. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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    I tried googling for about an hour, and trying various fixes and s**t, but none of them worked.
     
  6. Luckie

    Luckie MDL Junior Member

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    80070663 = ERROR_PATCH_PACKAGE_OPEN_FAILED

    # This update package could not be opened. Verify that the
    # update package exists and that you can access it, or
    # contact the application vendor to verify that this is a
    # valid Windows Installer update package.


    do you use an 3rd party AV suite? if, remove it
     
  7. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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    I tried that, and it didn't work. :(
     
  8. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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  9. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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    Well, I fixed it by completely removing MS Office from my computer. However, now I can't re-install Office. :(
     
  10. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    You have to completely remove remnants of MS Office from your system and the registry needs to be cleared of former Office's strings before you can re-install it.
     
  11. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    let me show u how to fix it....

    go to settings

    update & Recovery

    recovery

    then choose first option....refresh your pc with out affecting your files.

    that should take care of the problem.
     
  12. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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    Just did the refresh. Error still happens. :( Damn it.
     
  13. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    sounds like a corrupted OS....u may have re-install 9926.
     
  14. cplguy

    cplguy MDL Junior Member

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    I think I'll just wait until the new release, and clean install that once it's released. Hopefully soon.
     
  15. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    remember to do a low level format of your HD just in case u may have bad sectors....that also can produce writing errors.