August 9, 2022

Fix 0x80070216 error on Windows 11/10

Some PC users have reported encountering the error code 0x80070216 on different occasions on their Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer. Upon investigations, it became known that this particular error code occurs for Windows Update, Outlook and Microsoft Store. This post provides the most effective fix to the error.

0x80070216 error on Windows

Fix 0x80070216 error on Windows 11/10

Depending on if the error code 0x80070216 occurred on Windows Update, Outlook or Microsoft Store on your Windows 11/10 system, you can try our recommended solutions below that applies to your case scenario to resolve the issue on your device.

  1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
  2. Reset Windows Update components
  3. Manually download Windows Update from Microsoft Update Catalog
  4. Repair/Reset/Reinstall Outlook
  5. Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
  6. Reset/Reinstall Microsoft Store
  7. Run SFC and DISM scan
  8. Use Reset This PC

Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.

Before you proceed with any of the solutions below, as a possible quick solution, you can try the following:

  • This error could be due to network and internet connection problems; so make sure your PC is not having connectivity issues, and you can temporarily disable Windows Firewall and see if that helps. Refer to the user manual for third-party security software/firewall.
  • If the error in focus started out of the blue and you’re sure your system was working perfectly fine previously, you can simply perform System Restore (any changes like application installs, user preferences and anything else made after the restore point will be lost) and select a restore point prior to when the issue you’re currently facing started. When you complete this task, your Windows 11/10 system will be restored to a pristine working condition.
  • You can also try our FixWin utility, a portable freeware that allows you to fix and repair Windows 11/10 problems, issues and annoyances.

1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

This solution requires you to run the run the inbuilt Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if that helps to resolve any potential update bottlenecks on your device.

To run Windows Update Troubleshooter on your Windows 11 device, do the following:

Windows Update Troubleshooter-11

  • Press Windows key + I to open Settings app.
  • Navigate to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
  • Under the Most frequent section, find Windows Update.
  • Click Run button.
  • Follow on-screen instructions and apply any recommended fixes.

To run the Windows Update Troubleshooter on your Windows 10 PC, do the following:

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  • Press Windows key + I to open Settings app.
  • Go to Update and Security.
  • Click the Troubleshooter tab.
  • Scroll down and click on Windows Update.
  • Click the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Follow on-screen instructions and apply any recommended fixes.

2] Reset Windows Update components

Reset Windows Update Agent Tool

This solution requires you to manually reset Windows Update components to default. You can use the Reset Windows Update Agent Tool or you can run this PowerShell script to reset the Windows Update Client.

Once you complete the operation, restart your device and on boot, rerun Windows Update. The process should complete successfully without the error.

3] Manually download Windows Update from Microsoft Update Catalog

As far as resolving Windows update errors goes, this viable solution requires you manually download from the Microsoft Update Catalog the update that is failing to install and consequently triggering the error you’re currently facing. Once you have downloaded the standalone package, you can run the installer to install the update on your Windows 11/10 PC.

4] Repair/Reset/Reinstall Outlook

Repair Microsoft Office

This solution requires you to Repair/Reset/Reinstall Outlook client in that order and see if that helps.

To repair Microsoft Outlook on your Windows 11/10 PC, do the following:

  • Open Control Panel.
  • Click Programs and Features.
  • Right-click the Office program that you want to repair, and select Change.
  • Next, click Repair > Continue. Office will start repairing the apps.
  • Restart PC after the repair operation completes.

You can also repair Office Outlook via the Settings app on Windows 11/10. Here’s how:

  • Open Settings for Windows 11 or open Settings for Windows 10
  • Select Apps and Features.
  • Scroll to find your Microsoft Office installation.
  • Click on the entry and click on Modify.
  • On the popup dialog, choose Quick Repair or Online Repair.
  • Click on the Repair button.

If the repair operation wasn’t helpful, you can reset Outlook and see if the issue in hand is resolved. Otherwise, you can uninstall Office and then reinstall Office suite on your system.

5] Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

This is applicable if you encountered the 0x80070216 error code on Microsoft Store on your Windows 11/10 device. You can run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter and see if that helps.

To run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter on your Windows 11 device, do the following:

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  • Press Windows key + I to open Settings app.
  • Navigate to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
  • Under the Other section, find Windows Store Apps.
  • Click Run button.
  • Follow on-screen instructions and apply any recommended fixes.

To run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter on your Windows 10 PC, do the following:

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter-10

  • Press Windows key + I to open Settings app.
  • Go to Update and Security.
  • Click the Troubleshooter tab.
  • Scroll down and click on Windows Store Apps.
  • Click the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Follow on-screen instructions and apply any recommended fixes.

6] Reset/Reinstall Microsoft Store

You can reset Microsoft Store via Settings app or using the wsreset.exe command. This will clear all the cache files in Windows Store and will permanently delete the app’s data on your device including your sign-in details.

To reset Microsoft Store via Settings app on your Windows 11 device, do the following:

Reset Microsoft Store-11

  • Open Settings app.
  • Click on Apps > Apps & Features.
  • Scroll down to Microsoft Store on the list.
  • Click on the ellipsis (three dots) button.
  • Select Advanced Options.
  • Scroll down and click Reset.
  • Exit Settings app when done.

To reset Microsoft Store via Settings app on your Windows 10 device, do the following:

Reset Microsoft Store-10

  • Open Settings.
  • Click Apps > Apps and features.
  • Search for or scroll to find Microsoft Store.
  • Next, click on the entry once to expand its options.
  • Now, click the Advanced options link.
  • In the page that opens, scroll down and click the Reset button.
  • Exit Settings app when done.

If after performing this task but the error in hand persists, you can reinstall Windows Store using PowerShell. Here’s how:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”
  • Exit PowerShell once the command executes.
  • Restart your computer.

7] Run SFC and DISM scan

Fix corrupted Windows Update system files-DISM scan

System file corruption can trigger the error code in highlight for Windows update, Office Outlook as well as Microsoft Store.

This solution requires you to run SFC scan and depending on the outcome, you may have to follow up with a DISM scan. The SFC/DISM utility are both native tools to the Windows 11/10 OS which PC users can utilize to fix corrupt or missing system/image files on their system. You can also run DISM scan specifically to fix corrupted Windows Update system files.

In severe cases or if SFC will not run or start normally, the most effective way to run this tool is in Safe Mode or at boot-time.

8] Use Reset This PC

Reset This PC

If at this point nothing has worked to fix the error in view in all instances or scenarios you encountered it on your device, you can reset Windows 11/10 and see if the issue will be resolved.

Related post: Fix Microsoft Store or Windows Update error 0x80246013

How do I fix error 0x80070216?

This error will occur due to installing or updating Microsoft Office applications. In most cases, the error is triggered when PC users attempt to install or update Kodi. The error can also occur if you have downloaded a new update recently since new updates sometimes might not be fully compatible with new apps. Repairing Office, resetting Microsoft Store, and Running Windows Update Troubleshooter are some of the options you can consider.

Does Windows Update affect Outlook?

Is your Outlook version compatible with Windows 11/10? Officially, only Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016, Office 2019, Office 2021 (+LTSC) and Microsoft 365 are supported to run on Windows 11/10. If your Office version is supported, Windows Update will affect Outlook; else not.