This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 80200059 or 0x80200059 if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Some updates were not installed. Failed: 43 updates – KB980302
Error(s) found: Code 80200059 Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 80200059 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   45 mins
Difficulty Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError3087.log
Source: Device-manager
Event ID: 2490
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Warning
User: System
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 6.4.3228.52363, time stamp: 0×78203474
  • Faulting module name: Windows  error.dll, version: 2.4.6989.40974
  • Exception code: 0xb08c658b
  • Fault offset: 0xb06f595b
  • Faulting process ID: 0×000
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800a7a51857132
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: c7b46f33-9717-35e4-8651-5119eee4e584
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80200059
  • 80200059
  • WindowsUpdate_80200059e
  • 80200059e
  • 0x80200059
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Cause of 80200059 Windows Update Error Code

  • Port Blocked
  • System Level Conflict

How to fix Windows Error Code 80200059

Step 1: Temporarily Disable any installed 3rd Party Antivirus

Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft Windows installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.

Step 2: Check Windows Firewall
1. Hold Windows Key + R and Enter “Firewall.cpl” (without quotes)
2. Click OK.

3. Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
Turn Windows Firewall on or off4. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)
5. Do the same for Public Network Setting.
Disable Windows Firewall6. Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 80200059 should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 06/02/2016
Solution ID: 648484

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