Windows update error 80070020:-
Windows update error 80070020 occurs in the system of windows user when they start windows update to download latest and new features of windows but during this process in the background of the process there are also other services or programs running and interfering the windows update. If this error appears on your system then you will be unable to update windows and until it is fixed you can’t update successfully. You can receive this error in windows XP, Vista or other windows versions.
“The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.”
Causes of windows update error 80070020:-
Background running programs or services during windows update are the cause of windows update error 80070020. Sometime user start windows update but some programs automatically running in the system which interfere windows update and thus it stopped with the error message “error 80070020”. As for example if you are updating windows but an anti-virus program is running automatically in the system then it will disturb and updating will be stopped.
Process to fix windows update error:-
If you are getting windows update error 80070020 then you can solve it by restarting your system because if any other service or program is running in your system in the background then it will be stopped. After restarting the system try for update. You can also use some other steps to remove windows update error 80070020 if it is not fixed by restarting the system.
i)With network support start the system in safe mode-
The process of starting system in safe mode is different in different versions of windows.
If you have windows 2000, Windows XP then follow the given steps-
a)Restart the system and press F8 key from keyboard until a black screen with some options may not appear.
b)You will get an option safe mode with networking, click on this option and press enter
c)Start windows update and when it is completed restart the system and select the option start windows normally.
If you have windows 8, 7 or Windows Vista then follow these steps-
a) Click on Start
b) Write the text “msconfig” in search box
c) You will get programs sections so click on Msconfig.exe from this section
d) Click on Boot tab from System Configuration and restart the system. When you restart the system it will in safe mode
e) Now start windows update and after completing the process again restart the system and click on the check box Safe boot to clear it.
f) Again restart the system, now your system is in normal mode.
ii) Clean boot the system:-
It is also the process to remove the windows update error 80070020. When you boot the system it solves the issues of the system.
For Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows server 2003
a) Click on Start
b) Click on Run and in the search box type the code “msconfig” and then press OK
c) Click on Selective Startup from the General tab and uncheck the options Process SYSTEM.INF File, Process WIN.INF File and Load Startup Items
d) Click on the check box option “Hide All Microsoft Services”
e) Click on Disable All, Ok and finally Restart the system
For windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista-
a)Click on Start and in the search box write the code msconfig
b)If it ask admin password then input it and click on config
c)Click on Selective Startup
d)Click on the check box option “Load startup items”
e)Click on the option Services, check box “Hide All Microsoft Services” and also on the option “Disable all”
f)Finally click on OK and Restart the system
g)Start windows update
These manual options are very useful to fix windows update error 80070020. But if you are unable to follow the steps then you can use third party tool.