How to Fix Error 0X80200059 on Windows 10

 
On my Windows 10 laptop, I was unable to get Windows update and got Error 0X80200059 whenever I tried. Build 10049 was running on my laptop and I have customized the Windows update and recovery according the suggestions given by Microsoft. Even I read number of articles on internet and found that metered connection settings were responsible hinder the updates from downloading. Ultimately I became potentially viable to download Windows update after setting my network as metered connection with an administrator account.

 

I think many Windows 10 users might have been suffering from this problem. So I decided to write this article.

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How to Fix Error 0X80200059 on Windows 10

To Fix Error 0X80200059 on Windows 10 you must make sure of two things:

  1. It is essential to login Windows 10 system in possession of administrator account and,
  2. Your network must not be determined as a metered connection.

So first, login on Windows 10 computer as an administrator account. If you need to activate it read Windows 10 Tips – Enable Administrator, Guest Account

You can set your network as a metered connection through the settings app.

  • Click Settings on Windows 10 Start menu. On Settings window click Network and Internet. On the right side of opened window click the link Properties of your running network.

wifi on network and internet connection

  • In the properties toggle the slider of Set as a metered connection to On.

toggle the slider of metered connection

 

To fix the Error 0X80200059 you need to disable metered connection on Windows 10. If you are not able to set as metered connection you can set it through Command Prompt.

How to disable metered Connection settings using Command prompt on Windows 10

Open Elevated command prompt (Follow the link if you don’t know how to open). For this right click on the windows icon on the taskbar and choose

  • For this, right click on the windows icon on the taskbar and choose command prompt (admin).
  • You find user account control pop up. Click Yes.

At first you need to know the network profile name. Copy the command given below in command prompt and hit Enter button on Keyboard.

netsh wlan show profiles

This command fetches the name of Profile. Read the name. This name will be used further. Here in My case the name is My Asus.

find network profile name in command

  • The next step is to discover whether your network is metered or not. To find this, in command provided below replace the word your network name with the name of your network name under the inverted commas found earlier. In my case, the name is My Asus. Then paste the command on command prompt and press Enter.

netsh wlan set profileparameter name=”your network name” cost=cost

This brings out the details whether your network is metered or unmetered. In the Cost Settings on the command prompt, If you find written restricted beside Cost it indicates that your network is metered and in reverse Fixed indicates that the network is not metered.

Here you can see that the network is restricted which implies that my network is metered.

cost fixed on for network on command prompt

  • To change the network to unmetered, see the command noted underneath.

netsh wlan set profileparameter name=”your network name” cost=cost

Again write your network name under the inverted commas, paste the command on command prompt and hit Enter.

command to know whether the connection is unrestricted

After a few moments, the network will be set as metered.

  • Click the button Check for updates or Retry. Now you can successfully download windows update.

downloading windows update on windows 10 pc

After you set the network running on Windows 10 PC you will be able to download the updates push by Microsoft time to time easily without any obstruction and you will not get Error 0X80200059 as well.

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  • 2 thoughts on “How to Fix Error 0X80200059 on Windows 10

    1. Thanks. I was looking for this solution for a long time. Only this site could help me.

    2. PolPolycarp says:

      Thanks

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