During installation to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10, such as the Fall Developer Update or another feature update, you may receive error code 0x80070070 – 0x50011, – 0x50012, or 0x60000 using Windows Update, Media Creation Tool, or Update Assistant.

Any 0x80070070 error message is known to be an upgrade issue with Windows 10. However, this is not a significant problem, if you get any of the three error messages (0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x80070070 – 0x50012, 0x80070070 – 0x60000) it simply means very likely. Your computer does not have enough space to complete the upgrade successfully.

How to fix Windows 10 error 0x80070070

When you get error 0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x80070070 – 0x50012, or 0x80070070 – 0x60000, you need to free up space on your main memory, or you need to connect an external drive, such as a USB flash drive with enough space that Windows 10 can use as a temporary archive.

1. Open Settings.

2. Click System.

3. Click Storage.

4. Under “ Storage sense ”, click on the Change how we free up space link

5. Turn on the 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. Click the Clean now button

You can also delete temporary system files using the Settings app.

1. Open Settings.

2. Click System.

3. Click Storage

4. Click on the primary drive, usually the This PC (C 🙂 drive.

Install memory on Windows 10

5. Click on Temporary files.

Use Storage, Temporary files

6. Select the files you want to delete. It’s worth noting that temporary files include temporary files from apps, files in the Download folder, files in the recycle bin, and previous installation files.

7. Click Remove files to complete the task.

Free up space with Disk Cleanup tool

1. Open File Explorer.

2. Click This PC.

3. Right-click on the drive with Windows 10 installed and selected Properties.

4. Click the Disk Clean up button.

5. Click the Cleanup system files button.

6. Check the items you want to delete. For example, Windows upgrade log files, Recycle Bin, Temporary Files, and System generate Windows Error Reports but don’t select Temporary Windows Installation Files because these are the files for your system upgrade.

7. Click, OK.

8. Click Delete Files to complete the task.

Once you complete the steps and have enough space to upgrade to Windows 10 again, you should no longer see any error messages.