FIX Windows Update Error 80070197 / 0x80070197

In this article I will try to help you solve the Windows Update Error 0x80070197 which occurs when you try to download Windows Updates. The error code (80070197) itself means  HTTP_STATUS_PROXY_AUTH_REQ which tells you nothing at all if your not a tech geek or a Google Wizard. However the error itself is caused by Internet Settings which are not correct, the Proxy Server your trying to connect to requires you to authorize yourself, which you did not do

In this tutorial I will show you how to correct your internet settings to fix the error 80070197 from occurring when updating. However If this is the first time you are experiencing this problem you could try to wait a few minutes, or try to reboot your device and try it again.

Step 1: Check your connectivity

Make sure your connected to the Internet on the device you wish to update with, this is the main cause of this issue, if your viewing this article on the device with the problems then skip this step and continue to the next step.

Step 2: Enable “Automatically detect settings” option in Internet Properties

To make sure the problems (80070197) are not caused by wrong Internet Settings, we are going to set the Internet Options to Automatically Detect Settings.

1. On your keyboard press the Windows + R key at the same time and type in inetcpl.cpl and click on OK. Or open Start and type inetcpl.cpl, then tap or click on inetcpl.cpl

2. Now click on the Connections tab, and then click on LAN-Settings

Internet Properties: LAN Settings
Internet Properties: LAN Settings

3. Then check the box Automatically detect Settings and click on OK.

LAN Settings: Automatically Detect
LAN Settings: Automatically Detect

4. Reboot your device

5. Try to run Windows Update once again

If the problems are no longer occuring then this was the problem, if they still occur then continue with the next step, on the next page

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