Error Code 0x80070570 is one of the most common errors and can come up in any Windows operating system. This error code shows a problem with the Windows installation. This error might occur when installing a Microsoft update. The installation may start as expected with the message, ‘Windows cannot install the required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570’

Common Reasons For Error Code 0X80070570

  • Virus or malware infection
  • Damaged or corrupt registry files
  • Conflicts in your computer operating system
  • Damaged/faulty installation media
  • Damaged or missing drivers in the installation location (hard disk).


There can be more than one reason for the error code 0X80070570 to occur. Here are some possible solutions for the same.


Solution 1: Simple Troubleshooting Steps

  1. Check if the installation media used is not damaged or faulty
  2. Check the status of the installation drive in use
  3. Check that the DVD drive or USB ports are not damaged and functioning properly


Solution 2 – Attempt Re-Installation

  1. Go for another round of installation, immediately after the error has occurred.
  2. Click ‘OK’ to resume installation
  3. Check if the error has resolved.

Solution 3 – Run Disk Check Utility

The Windows operating system built-in disk check (chkdsk) can help resolve the error in no time. The utility scans the hard disk and tries to repair the damaged files. These steps are specifically for Windows 10, however works for other versions as well.

  1. Press Win + X key and open up menu
  2. Select ‘Command Prompt’ with Admin access
  3. Click ‘Yes’ to run Command Prompt as Administrator
  4. Type ‘chkdsk’ leave space and type C (drive that needs scanning)
  5. Let the disk run and present damaged files if any.
  6. Type ‘/f/r/x’ immediately after the drive letter.

Note: Letter ‘f’ tells the utility to fix errors, letter ‘R’ tells to identify any bad sectors in the disk and the letter ‘X’ tells it to dismount the drive before the scan starts.

  1. Press ‘Enter’ to run the scan and let it complete before restarting the computer try installation once more.
  2. Check if the error is resolved.

Solution 4: Run Troubleshooter

Simply running Windows Update Troubleshooter can help in fixing the error.

  1. Press Win + W together
  2. Type, ‘Troubleshooter’ and then select ‘View All’ on the resultant screen
  3. Click on ‘Windows Update Troubleshooter’
  4. Follow the on screen instructions and restart the computer
  5. Try installation again and check if the error is resolved.


Solution 5: Update System Drivers

Drivers are very important components of the computer system. They make it possible to communicate between the system and all installed programs and applications.

  1. Right on ‘My Computer’ and select ‘Properties’
  2. Select ‘Device Manager’
  3. Navigate through all listed devices and check for any device with yellow exclamation mark
  4. Right click on such device and select ‘Update Driver’
  5. Restart the computer after the update and then attempt installation once more.