Solved Error code 0x80070057 updating to Win 10 Anniversary Upgrade

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August 5, 2016 at 14:47:50
Specs: Windows 10 Home 64 bit, 8GBRam
I tried upgrading three different desktop computers with the August 2nd Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade. I used the Windows 10 Assistant from the Microsoft website for this upgrade. Problem is that it begins the process then eventually stops and displays a notification that the upgrade can't continue due to "Error 0x80070057". I searched to find out what this is and found a lot of hits for a variety of things that have been attributed to this error code, but nothing specific to this upgrade. I\m sure that I'm not the only person who has had this happen. Does anyone know if there is a solution or way to work around this problem?

I found two files that apparently were dropped onto my computers when I tried to perform the upgrades. [ Win10Upgrade28084 ]. One was on my hard drive and the other, oddly enough, was found on my network drive. No idea how that one got there. I've tried running them again, but get the same error message each time. When the upgrade didn't appear as a regular update, I went to the Microsoft website and found the Windows 10 Assistant and thought I'd give that a try. I was surprised that it didn't work. Then again, I had similar things happen back in July 2015 but still eventually managed to get the free upgrade to 10 without too much difficulty. In fact 10 has worked just fine for me.

Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!

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August 5, 2016 at 15:00:07
Did you look at the comments here:

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)

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August 5, 2016 at 15:13:05
Thanks for replying. Yes, I read that and, I'm fact, that was why I went to Microsoft to download the Windows 10 Update Assistant. I put it on each of the Windows 10 PCs that I have in order to perform the "simple" upgrade, but it didn't work on any of them. My laptop is brand new and came with Windows 10 installed. The other computers were upgraded from Win 7 and Win 8.1 respectively. Each one stopped updating and showed the error code 0x80070057. I tried again on each of then, but got the same results.

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August 5, 2016 at 15:32:33
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You are not alone with this error. Many users experience the same thing according to this page ...

IMO The bottom line is to WAIT until all bugs are fixed and a new Anniversary Update file uploaded.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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August 5, 2016 at 15:56:24
Thanks XPUser,

That is exactly what I've been thinking. If the "simple" way of getting this upgrade isn't working and definitely isn't all that simple, I think I'll just wait. My computers are all working just fine with Windows 10. I don't have any great need to mess that up. Besides, I doubt that the "benefits" from this upgrade will be all that noticeable or useful to me anyway. I always like to keep my computers updated, but this time, I think it might be better to wait awhile longer. The updates are not going to go away, so I can be patient. Thanks for your reply.

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August 5, 2016 at 16:13:53
Glad I could help. By the way, if you have followed my Tracking W10 Cumulative Updates for Posterity thread HERE, you will notice that Windows 10 required 28 Cumulative Updates to stablize the operating system. In my view Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a major Operating System update and it may or may not require as many Cumulative Updates as its predecessor. Time will tell.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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August 5, 2016 at 16:47:32
At the very least I would wait until it is offered generally rather than go seeking it. Until MS are prepared to do this I suspect that they are insufficiently confident.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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