How to Resolve Windows Update Error 0x80070015?

Updating your Windows OS regularly is not an option but a necessity. If you don’t want your device to get into any kind of trouble then you should install every new update immediately. While updating the Windows OS, many people reported that they are getting error 0x80070015 on the screen. This is one of the most common installation errors faced by many Windows users. Code: 0x80070015 can appear due to various reasons like corrupted registry files, conflicting programs, malware infection, device junk, weak internet connection, etc.

Common methods for troubleshooting Error 0x80070015 Windows Update:

Scan your Windows files

Update errors can appear when your Windows files get corrupted. But detecting the corrupted files manually is not simple. Even if you detect those files repairing the Windows files is not an easy job. A single mistake can harm your whole device. So you should use the Windows System File Checker tool for restoring all the Windows files corruptions. Here are the steps for scanning and restoring Windows files corruption:

  1. Close the error wizard
  2. Go to the Start menu
  3. Type command on the search bar
  4. Hold ctrl and shift keys
  5. Now press the Enter button
  6. You will get a permission prompt on your screen
  7. Hit the Yes button
  8. Now a command screen (black screen with blinking cursor) will appear on the desktop
  9. Type sfc/scannow of the command screen
  10. Press the Enter button

The Windows System File Checker will appear. It will start checking for all the Windows files. If there is any damaged file then this tool will restore it automatically. Wait for completing the process and follow the on-screen commands. Now restart your device and check whether your 0x80070015 error gets fixed or not.

Run a full system scan

A malware infection can be a potent reason behind Windows update error. Malware like bots, not only steal your information but can also corrupt your files. Some malicious programs can interrupt your Windows update process. Go to your antivirus and click on full system scan. Make sure you are using a reliable antivirus program on your PC. The full system scan process will take some time. Wait until the full system scanning process completes. After completing the system scan process, restart your device and try to update your Windows OS.

Remove the third-party programs

People often install third-party programs, usually games or editing software on their device. Third-party programs can be dangerous for your devices. These programs carry adware and other possible threats. If you install those third-party programs on your PC then they will start conflicting with other programs. You should always install every program from the original website. If you have a third-party program on your device then uninstall it. Press the Windows button from the desktop and type apps on the search bar. Press the Enter button. Windows Application page will appear on the desktop. Now check the list of all the installed applications on your device. Click on the third-party program and hit the uninstall button. Follow the on-screen commands for completing the uninstallation process. After restarting the program, restart your device and update your Windows OS.

Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

If you are unable to find the exact cause of error code 0x80070015 then you should try running the Windows update troubleshooter. This inbuilt tool will run and repair all the files which are causing the issue. Here are the steps for running Windows Update Troubleshooter:

  1. Press Windows and I keys simultaneously
  2. Click on Update & Security
  3. Now select Troubleshoot from the left panel
  4. Click on Run button

The troubleshooter will start checking for the error. This process may take some time. Wait for completing the troubleshooting process. You may have to follow some on-screen wizards. Now go to Update & Security and update your Windows OS.

Undo the changes

You can also get into Windows 10 error code 0x80070015 due to the recent changes. Sometimes people make changes on the device which causes some kind of error on Windows files. You can troubleshoot the error by reverting the changes you have made on the PC. If you remember the changes then revert the changes manually. But if you don’t remember the changes use the system restore tool. Try disabling the firewall and VPN while updating the Windows OS. If you are unable to troubleshoot the error then ask the Windows team for help.