Windows Update error code 0x800706ba may appear during Windows 10 update process. Some users have also complained about witnessing this error code in their printing devices. Simply, follow these fixes on your computer and the problem will be solved in no time.
1. Reboot your computer. After rebooting your compute check if you are still receiving the error code or not.
2. Disable third party antivirus and firewall on your computer. Now, try to update your Windows.
Go for these fixes if nothing works out for you,
Fix-1 Automate necessary services with CMD-
Some necessary services are required to complete the updatation process.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run and then type “cmd” and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
Click on “Yes” if you are prompted for permission by User Account Control.
Command Prompt will be opened with admin rights.
2. Now, copy-paste these commands one-by-one in Command Prompt window and hit Enter after each of them to execute the commands sequentially.
SC config wuauserv start= auto SC config bits start= auto SC config cryptsvc start= auto SC config trustedinstaller start= auto
Once you have executed all the commands, close Command Prompt window.
Check if you are still facing the issue or not. If the issue is still there, go for the next fix.
Fix-2 Rename Software Distribution folder-
1. Search cmd in windows 10 taskbar search and then right click on “Command Prompt” and choose run as administrator.
2. Now, copy and paste these commands one by one in Command Prompt window, and hit Enter each of these commands to execute each of them.
net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver
This process will stop some services for a short period of time.
3. Now, copy and paste these commands one by one in Command Prompt window, and hit Enter to rename the folder.
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
4. At the last step, you have to start the processes you have stopped in the first step. Copy-paste these commands in Command Prompt window, and then hit Enter to resume the services.
net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver
Close Command Prompt window.
Reboot your computer.
After rebooting, try updating your computer. Your problem should be solved.
Fix-3 Use Powershell-
Windows Update Auto Update Client runs in the background, updating it from Powershell may solve your issue.
1. Press Windows key+X and click on “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” on the elevated panel to open PowerShell window with administrative rights.
Click on “Yes” to grant access to the User Account Control.
2. Copy and paste these commands one-by-one in PowerShell window and then hit Enter after each of them to execute them sequentially.
wuauclt.exe /updatenow exit
Try to check if you are witnessing the same error again on your computer or not.
Fix-4 Edit Group Policy settings-
Modifying the Group Policy settings on your computer will help you out.
1. To launch Run window on your computer, press Windows key+R.
2. Now, type or copy-paste “gpedit.msc” in Run window and then hit Enter.
3. In Local Group Policy Editor window, expand on the left hand side,
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
4. Now, on the right hand side, scroll down through the policies and double click on “Configure Automatic Updates“.
5. In Configure Automatic Updates window, select “Not Configured” option.
6. Click on “OK” to save the settings.
Close Local Group Policy Editor window.
Try to update your computer. Check if the error is still there or not.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.