Error code 80070002 is one of the most common issues that might be associated with the Windows Update. When you are trying to install the system update, then higher is the chance to face this issue. You will get an error message saying ‘Error(s) found: Code 80070002 Windows Update encountered an unknown problem’ on the Windows screen. In case, you are a Windows 7 or Windows XP user, then an error message ‘A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code: 0x80070002’ will appear on the Windows screen.
So, if you want to get rid of this error, then you have just arrived at the right place. Go through the passage details as here we are going to discuss some of the effective troubleshooting techniques which will surely help you to resolve this error code without spending much time.
Windows update is generally caused by the date and time issue. If by chance you downloaded any corrupt files, then also it is a valid reason behind the occurrence of this issue on your system. Here we listed some of the common causes that can also be the reason behind this error to occur. So, check them out.
Now, go through the practical solutions in order to eliminate your glitches.
Have a look at the rest of the content as here we have come up with some practical solutions which you can try to resolve this issue on your own. Follow as instructed below:
This is the first method that you should try before going to the complicated method. Here are the steps that you should try to apply this method on your computer.
In the beginning, you have to go to the Home Screen of your computer and click on the Date and Time option which might locate at the lower right corner.
After that, a new window will open on the screen, from there you should click on the Change date and time settings option.
Then, you should press on the Change date and time option and make sure that you enter the correct date and time.
Once you are done with it, then click on the ‘Change time zone’ option and ensure that you have entered the proper time zone.
Then, exit from the page and reboot your device, then check whether the issue is resolved or not. In case, you are still dealing with this issue, then here is another alternative at your rescue.
If the above method does not work for you, then we suggest you check and remove the corrupt system files. Many users reported that this method really works for you. So, at first, you should scan the corrupt system files. Here are the steps that you should follow to apply this method on your system.
If you see a message which is ‘everything is succeeding’, then it means your job is over and you should try to run the Windows Update again. In case, you get an error message saying ‘ corrupted files were found but cannot be repaired’ then, you should try to delete the corrupt files.
Second, you have to remove the damaged Windows update files. To do so, you need to go through the steps which are mentioned below.
At first, you have to click on the Start icon and then select the Control Panel. After that, you should type ‘Administrative Tools’ within the search field and press the Enter button.
Now, a new window will pop up on the screen, from there you should scroll down below and click on the Service option. If it ask for a password, then you have to type the password and then confirm it.
Here, you should click on the ‘Name’ tab to sort the items alphabetically. Therefore it is easier for you to find out the Windows Update option easily. Next, right click on it and click on the Stop option.
After that, close the page and restart your device then check if any change is made or not and if you fail to resolve this time as well, then here is another alternative for you.
If you have already applied the above methods and none of them work for you, then we suggest you delete the software distribution folder. Here are some simple steps that you need to follow. Have a look.
Reboot your machine before accessing the Windows Update store. Then, check whether the issue is resolved or not. In case, you are still dealing with this issue, then move to the next method.
If none of the methods works for you, then we advise you to scan your device. For that, at first right click on the Start menu and after that choose the ‘Command Prompt’ button. You can now alternatively hold down the Windows+ X keys together on the keyboard and after that tap on the Command Prompt option.
Then, type, ‘sfc /scannow’ in the given field and hit the Ok button. After that, the scanning process will be started. Wait some time and once the scanning process is completed, then reboot your system and check whether the error 0x80070002 has been gone or not. In case, you are still unlucky, then focus on the next method.
This error code still appears on your Windows screen, right? Don’t worry, here is another effective method for you. Sometimes, during the Windows update if your antivirus or any other third party software is running on the backend, then it is also a valid reason for the occurrence of this error code on your computer. In your case, if this is the reason, then we strongly recommended you to disable the antivirus for sometimes. Then, check if the issue is resolved or not. If not, then you need to remove the antivirus software completely. Reinstall it again when you completely get rid of the error code 0x80070002.
This is also a good alternative to fix this issue. With the help of the System Restore you can troubleshoot this issue on your own. Therefore, press the Windows + Q keys simultaneously on the keyboard. After that, navigate to the Settings option. Now a new window will pop up on the screen. From there, you have to click on the ‘Recovery’ button. Then, navigate to the System Restore option and click on that. Now, the restoring process will be started.
Now, wait sometimes until the restoring procedure is completed, then restart your computer and now this error code will not irritate you anymore.
Sometimes after disabling the proxy setting, you can overcome this error code 0x80070002. A lot of users reported that this method really works for them. So if you want to apply this method on your computer, then at first, you have to open the Run box and for that, you should press the Windows+ R keys on the keyboard and press the enter button.
When the Run box is opened, then type ‘cmd’ within the given field as well as you should press the Enter button. Next, a new window will appear on the screen and you should click on the ‘netsh winhttp import proxy source = ie’ option and then tap on the OK button.
Thereafter, you have to launch the Internet Explorer option and after that click on the Tool option.
Now, you have to navigate to the Connection tab and tap on the LAN Settings option. Then, you should uncheck the dialog box which is located beside the ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN’ option.
Then, reboot your machine and now the issue will not create for you anymore.
That’s it. We believe the above steps are enough to bring sufficient result for you. However, if you believe you cannot apply those methods on your own, then we strongly advised you to take expert help and resolve the code 0x80070002 within a minute.