The update for windows 10 version 1803 for x64-based systems (kb4023057) – for error 0x80070643, the issue, and how to solve it.
The problem, in this case, happens to be that the kb4023057 update was failing to install after repeated updates.
The failure was such a widespread problem that Microsoft created a patch for it. Also, at issue was the update service was installing an older version of the kb4023057 update, which conflicted with the newer version.
Why this update is important
- It includes reliability improvements to Windows Update Service components in Windows 10.
- May free up disk space if you do not have any during windows updates.
- Helps to make sure updates are installed seamlessly on your computer running windows 10.
Possible fixes to the for windows 10 version 1803 for x64-based systems (kb4023057) – error 0x80070643
Microsoft has this issue well in hand by releasing another update in January of 2019. You may get the newer version by going to Windows Update in the Control Panel and clicking “Retry” or Check for Updates.
If you still receive the older update and it fails again, then you need to uninstall it manually, and it follows the steps above, which should solve the issue. Also, you may do nothing, and the update will correct itself automatically.
The updated database may have a corruption
Sometimes this error may arise when there is corruption in the update database. The below steps show how to fix this issue
- Open administrative Command Prompt (shift+R) and type the commands below one after the other, followed by the enter button.
- net stop wuauserv
- net stop cryptSvc
- net stop bits
- net stop msiserver
- Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
- Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
- net start wuauserv
- net start cryptSvc
- net start bits
- net start msiserver
Afterward, close the Command Prompt and try to see if the windows up[date service is working as expected.
Uninstall then Rebooting
Another solution to the problem is to uninstall KB4023057 via the App list, reboot your computer, and then it should install correctly. This is possible because Microsoft issued the patch, and all you have to do is to get the update process to choose the correct version.
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