Error 0x80004005 Window 10 update Failure

Window 10 update failure. I keep getting the following error when I try to update Window 10?

(KB3093266) - Error 0x80004005

All my updates has failed.

 

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Last updated July 15, 2019 Views 176,848 Applies to:
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Hello Zuhair,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

Regrets the inconvenience you have experienced.

If you receive Windows error 80004005 while trying to install windows updates, it typically means that Windows Update folders are corrupted. Try below mentioned troubleshooting steps and check if they help.

Method 1:

Try to run the Windows update troubleshooter and see if it fix the issue:

* Press Windows Key then type ‘troubleshoot’ and hit Enter

* Select “View all” on the left panel and run “Windows update” troubleshooter from the list

* Click Advanced, ensure to check Apply repairs automatically and also select Run as administrator

* Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting.

Once done, check if it allows you install Windows Updates without any errors. 

Method 2:

Step :1

a. Press Windows Key + X.
b. Click on ‘Command Prompt (Admin)

Note: Click ‘Yes’ if it prompts for UAC(User Account Control).
c. Type following commands into the command prompt one after the other 

net stop wuauserv

net stop bits

net stop cryptsvc 


Keep Command Prompt window opened.

Step :2

Rename Windows Update folders 

At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command:


ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old


Then type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command:

net start wuauserv

net start bits

net start cryptsvc

Close the Command Prompt window and check if you can install the updates.

Keep us posted for any concerns with windows, we're glad to assist you.

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