Windows update Error 0x80070005 - Need a fix?

The error code 0x80070005 is also described as ACCESS DENIED. 

The following is applicable to Windows 7 and Windows Vista .


1. Download AccessChk (Sysinternals).  This tool allows you to evaluate the access level of specific users or groups of resources including files, directories, Registry keys, global objects and Windows services.  Click here to download the tool.


2. Save the zip file on your desktop, and extract the file:
- Right click on the file, and select Extract All...
- Click Next when prompted for the Destination.

As a result, you should see a folder called AccessChk  on your desktop.

3. Open the folder AccessChk 

4. Hold the shift-key and right click in the window.  Select "Open Command Prompt Here"

5. A command prompt window should open with a similar prompt:
C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Desktop\accesschk>

6.  Type the following command, and press Enter:
accesschk.exe -s -n "nt service\trustedinstaller" -k "hklm\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing" >accesskchk.txt

Tip: You should be able to copy and paste the command into the command prompt.

7. Close the Command Prompt Window.  Open the Accesschk folder on your desktop (if it has been closed).

8. Double click on Accesschk.txt (the text file), this should open Notepad.

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