Fix Error 0x80070652 – Windows 10 Update Not Installing

Windows 10 Update is an essential component that keeps your operating system safe and bug-free. Most of the time this update components gets crashed or causes so many problems. You may get Windows Update Problems 0x80070652 when you try to install security update in windows 10. In this tutorial, I will try to explain all the possible solutions so that you can fix it yourself. You may get following error message:

Something went wrong
You can contact Microsoft Support for help with this error. Here is the error code 0x80070652
0x80070652 – ERROR_INSTALL_ALREADY_RUNNING
How to Fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070652

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool.

The most of the common reason behind windows update failed is corrupted or damaged system files like DLL files, EXE files, sys files etc. There are thousands of tiny system files are there that work specific task. If one of the files gets replaced, deleted or damaged then you may get windows update error 0x80070652.


Download and Install Advanced System Repair Tool and scan your PC. It has the large database with 25 million of files. It will find all the damaged or deleted system files and reinstall them with the fresh one. After, optimizing with Advanced System Repair Tool, try to install windows update again.

Method 2: Simple Restart

Most of the update requires system restarts to finish. If previous updates are awaiting restart for finishing installation and you try to next update then you may get the same error. A simple restart will install all the previous awaiting updates and will allow you to install next updates without error.

Method 3: Resetting Software Distribution Folder

Resetting Software Distribution folder will reset update components and allows you to download a fresh copy of updates and install. Apply the following method to Reset Software Distribution Folder.

1. Open command prompt as administrator.
CMD-Command
2. Run following command one by one.

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptsvc

ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptsvc

3. Close the command prompt and try to install the update again.

Method 4: Download Script to Fix Update Problems

Microsoft releases script that fixes all the updates related issues in windows pc. You can download this tool from the following link and run to fix windows 10 update problems.

http://media.askvg.com/downloads/2015/03/Batch_File_to_Reset_Windows_Update.zip

Method 5: Install Failed Update

You need to verify that is there any updates that is failed to install. If there is failed update then you install them first then try to install latest windows updates. Follow the given procedure.

1. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Click on Details.
update_security
2. Here, you will get the update history list. Install the updates that have an error. You can download that updates manually from Microsoft site.
update_error

3. After installing all the previous updates, try to install latest updates.

The Update Error 0x80070652 is very common and most of the windows users face it. If above method doesn’t work for you, then try these following methods also.

a. Install Updates in Clean Boot
b. Try Windows Update Troubleshooter
c. Run DISM Command to fix Update Issues
d. Run System File Checker Tool

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