How to Fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x800705b4?

There are many fixes provided on the Internet that apply to Windows 10 update bugs in general. The most common are: run DISM too, run sfc / scannow, run Windows Update Troubleshooter, reset Windows Update components manually, disable antivirus software, and similar. Unfortunately, 0x800705b4 error causes might differ in each case; therefore, different solution methods apply to each computer owner. Therefore, try each fix provided below until you get 0x800705b4 error removed.

Method 1. Change Update & Security settings

  1. Navigate to Start -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Advanced options.
  2. Find the option Give me updates of other Microsoft products when I update Windows and uncheck it.
  3. After that, check for Updates and Run the ones that are available.
  4. If the updates have successfully installed, repeat the first two steps, except that you have to mark the Give me updates of other Microsoft products when I update Windows option.

Method 2. Restart Windows Update services

  1. Click Win key + R, type services.msc, and click Enter.
  2. Locate Windows Defender service.
  3. If the status of Windows Defender is not indicated (the column is blank), right-click on it, and select Start.
  4. It might be that force start of Windows Defender ends up with an error. In this case, find the option Startup Type, and set it to Automatic.
  5. Finally, restart the system and try to run the update.

Method 3. Run sfc /scannow

  1. Click Win key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type sfc /scannow command and press Enter.
  3. Wait for the system to execute the scan and repair issues. After that, restart the system.

Method 4. Run the DISM Tool

  1. Right-click on Win key and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Click OK on the UAC window or type in your admin password if required.
  3. Then type the following command in the Command Prompt window and press Enter after each of them:DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  4. Close Command Prompt and try to install the updates.

Method 5.  Manually reset Windows Update components

  1. Click Win key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Now disable BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and the Windows Update Services. For this purpose, type the following commands in the Command Prompt window and press Enter after each of them:net stop wuauserv
    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver
  3. After that, type the following commands to rename SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders. Don’t forget to type Enter after each of them:ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

    Once done, enable BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services (disabled before). This can be done by inputting the following command and pressing Enter after each of them:

    net start wuauserv
    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver

  4. Finally, close Command Prompt window and reboot your PC.

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