If you are trying to update Windows 11 manually or even automatically, you may come across Windows 11 update error 0x80070157. This error message isn’t going to cause any major issues on your system but it will stop you from moving to newer versions until it has been resolved. So follow along as this article guides you through several different troubleshooting steps.

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Windows update errors are some of the most annoying error messages you’ll come across on Windows operating systems. Not because they cause major problems but because they occur so often and are usually pretty annoying to solve. While most of these error messages are usually caused by the previous update that was installed they can also just randomly occur through changes in daily use.

That said, there’s no way to prevent them from occurring. They will either happen or they won’t so don’t lose sleep over them. The good news is that there are a variety of different methods you can use to solve the problem and get Windows 11 to update normally again. Below you will find several different troubleshooting steps, work your way through them from the top down for the best results and the least amount of wasted time.

How do you fix Windows 11 update error 0x80070157? Windows 11 update error 0x80070157.

A quick and easy solution update error 0x80070157 is to run the Windows 11 Update Troubleshooter.

  • Open the Settings app by pressing Windows Key + I.
  • Next, stay on the System tab and click Troubleshooting from the central pane.
  • Here you will see a long list of troubleshooting options, however, the one you are looking for is near the top called Windows Update.
  • Simply click Run next to this entry and follow the steps shown by the tool.
  • After the tool completes its checks and fixes, you should be able to update your device.

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Clear Delivery Optimization Files on Windows 11 to fix update error 0x80070157.

If the Update Troubleshooter didn’t fix update error 0x80070157 try clearing Delivery Optimization Files.

  • To do this go to Settings > System > Storage > Temporary Files > Delivery Optimization Files. Once you are in this location make sure Delivery Optimization Files is ticked then click Remove files to clear out any leftover game files.

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Uninstall the last Windows 11 update that was installed to fix update error 0x80070157.

If you still have the option to uninstall the latest Windows 11 update that was installed on your computer do that. If you aren’t sure how to check out the article linked below. Sadly you may not be able to use this step but you should check just in case as it is a good option.

How to uninstall a bad Windows 11 update. Rollback a Windows 11 update.

Download and install the latest update for Windows 11 to fix update error 0x80070157.

Download and install the newest windows update after removing an old one. (Skip the problematic one) This will bring with it any fixes that may help solve this error message. There may not be any available, however, it is worth a try. To force a manual update go to Settings > Windows update > Check for updates.

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Try to manually update Windows 11 using the Microsoft Update Catalogue to fix update error 0x80070157.

If the Windows Troubleshooting tool doesn’t solve this problem the next best option is to manually update Windows 11 to KB4614347 (or whatever you need). Simply visit the Microsoft Update Catalogue website and download the update you are currently having problems with. Just make sure you get the update that’s being problematic for you, or a newer one. Don’t worry if you pick the wrong one, Windows won’t let you install it anyway.