How to Fix Error Code 0x80070070 on Window 10?

While upgrading to a new version of Windows 10, such as the Fall Creators Update or another feature update, you might get an error code like 0x80070070 – 0x50011, – 0x50012, or – 0x60000 by using Windows Update, Media Creation Tool, or any other Update Assistant.

Generally, the error messages 0x80070070 are known for the upgrade problems with the Windows 10. Though these are not very important issues; sometimes if you receive any three of the above-given error messages, then this probably means that your computer doesn’t have enough space to complete the process of upgrade successfully.

In this blog, you will find out all the steps to solve the error message 0x80070070 as your device tries to upgrade to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or some another feature update.

Steps to Fix Error Code 0x80070070 on Windows 10

Whenever this 0x80070070 error occurs on your screen, then you only need to do is to free up some space on your main storage, or need to connect an external drive, such as USB flash drive with enough space which Windows 10 can use as temporary storage.

However, if you are running the Windows 10 Creators Update so that you can also use the Storage sense to free ups space, the steps are discussed below, but to avoid trouble and errors, you need to follow the steps in a proper sequence. Here how to do it:

  1. Launch the ‘Settings’ Window.
  2. Then, click on the ‘System’ option.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Storage’ option.
  4. In the ‘Storage Sense’ section, click on the ‘Change how we free up space’ link.
  5. Now, turn on the toggle switch for: ‘Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using’ and ‘Delete files that have been in the recycle bin for over 30 days.’
  6. Lastly, click on the ‘Clean Now’ tab.

Here are some steps for deleting your temporary system files by using the Settings app.

  1. Click to open the ‘Settings’ window.
  2. Then, click on the ‘System’ option.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Storage’ option.
  4. Now, click on the Primary Drive appears as C: drive.
  5. After that, click on the Temporary files option.
  6. Choose the files which you want to delete.
  7. At last, click on the ‘Remove Files’ tab to complete the task.

Once you completed the steps, hopefully, you have now enough space, again try to upgrade to the Windows 10 one more time, and surely this time no any error message will show on your screen.

Joe Martin is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Joe has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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