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  • Question

  • While updating Windows 7 pro on my desktop, I keep getting Errorcode: 80070057.

    I have searched this issue on a forum and now I have to find and correct a value in a file in my registry.

    The file I am looking for should be under: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SOFTWARE_Microsoft_WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings] 

    Folder "WindowsUpdate" is missing in my registry.

    On my Laptop where I have already updated to Windows 10, there I can find the "WindowsUpdate" folder.

    Can I copy this "WindowsUpdate" folder on to my registry in the desktop? How? Would it work?

    Thank you!

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:00 PM

Answers

  • The fastest way to get the upgrade is to download the ISO.  An ISO is like a dvd so to use it you will need to right click>mount.  Start the upgrade from within windows.

    WARNING:  DO NOT USE THESE TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL (until after you have already updated).  If you do you will not be able to activate it unless you have previously upgraded to win 10 and activated it.  You then will be forced to re-install your previous OS before upgrading to win 10

    Warning Running the media creation tool may prevent you from rolling back to a previous OS

    The Official Final Windows 10 download is now available

    Use the download tool to create ISO media to update your windows.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Use Download Tool Now (32bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616935

    Use Download Tool Now (64bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616936


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:28 PM

All replies

  • Care to tell us what you are trying to do?

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:54 PM
  • I am trying to edit my registry in Windows 7 to be able to update to Windows 10. It doesn't work and I keep getting errorcode 80070057. To solve this issue I checked here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/windows10/comments/2tlzy0/9926_win

    To come around errorcode 80070057, I have to change the value in the file UX in a folder called WindowsUpdate.This folder is missing on my pc. Can i copy the folder from another pc and paste it in my registry? How can I do that? Would it work if I do copy and paste?any other way to

    Is there any other way I can come around the errorcode 80070057?

     

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 1:51 PM
  • The fastest way to get the upgrade is to download the ISO.  An ISO is like a dvd so to use it you will need to right click>mount.  Start the upgrade from within windows.

    WARNING:  DO NOT USE THESE TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL (until after you have already updated).  If you do you will not be able to activate it unless you have previously upgraded to win 10 and activated it.  You then will be forced to re-install your previous OS before upgrading to win 10

    Warning Running the media creation tool may prevent you from rolling back to a previous OS

    The Official Final Windows 10 download is now available

    Use the download tool to create ISO media to update your windows.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Use Download Tool Now (32bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616935

    Use Download Tool Now (64bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616936


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:28 PM
  • http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/mount-an-iso-image-in-windows-vista/

    this is a link for how to work around with an ISO image,  as suggested by Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    hope it helps


    Regards Shah. MCITP, MCMA, MCTS No claims (try at your own risk)

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 3:34 PM