How to Fix Windows 10 Update/Uprade Error 0x80d02005

Few users who are trying to run the Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary update reported that their upgrades are failing with error code 0x80d02005. The exact Error message is “Feature update to Windows 10, version ****” – Error 0x80d02005”.

While the error code 0x80d02005 issue could be due to corrupt Windows Update components, users have reported that they were able to complete the update successfully after stopping the Windows Update Service and Rebooting the system. Although this may not work for all, it is just a trick that you can surely give a try. If this does not work, you can consider doing manual Upgrade with the Media creation Tool. Here in this article, we will see both these methods.

Method 1: Stop Windows Update Service and Reboot the system

For some users who were getting error 0x80d02005 while doing Windows 10 Anniversary update, stopping Microsoft Update services worked and they were able to complete upgrade successfully. Follow below step to stop Microsoft Update Service

  1. Go to Start -> Run. Type services.msc and hit Enter. This will open Service Window.
  2. Locate Windows Update Service. Right-click on it and click on Stop


Reboot your system and try running the update.

Method 2: Try doing a Manual Upgrade with Media Creation Tool

In some cases where the error code 0x80d02005 appears, and automatic upgrade is not working by any means, we can try downloading the installation Media manually and then do the upgrade. You can follow steps given below to do the manual upgrade.

  1. Download Media Creation Tool from here
  2. Select Download Tool and Run it as an Administrator
  3. On the License terms page, Select Accept
  4. On “What do you want to do? Page, select “Upgrade this PC now“, and the click Next

The tool will start downloading Windows 10. Once the download is complete, it will walk you through the update process

  1. Setup will ask you to enter product Key if you are doing it for the first time. If you are doing upgrades or reinstalling it, you don’t have to enter it. You can Select “I need to buy a Windows 10 product key” if you will be buying it later
  2. When Windows 10 is ready to install, you will see a recap of what you have chosen and what will be kept through the upgrade. Select Change what to keep to set whether you would like to Keep personal files and apps, or Keep personal files only, or choose to keep “Nothing” during the upgrade
  3. Select Install

This will complete the manual upgrade. During the setup process, your system will restart a few times.


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