How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x800706b5

Here comes another Windows Update error. As we all know, Windows Updates helps the end users to install the latest features and security features to the Windows Operating System. However, it is not all the times; user can install the updates without any error. Users encountered an issue with the Windows Updates. While trying to install the updates on your compute, you may encounter the issue with Windows Update error 0x800706b5.

The error message appears, as Windows could not search for new updates, update error 0x800706b5. The same error message appears for the Microsoft Security Client update as well and the error appears as below.

If you are facing the issue with Windows Update error 0x800706b5, this guide provides you the systematic procedure to get the updates work fine.

How to fix Windows Update error 0x800706b5 on Windows 10?

Follow the below resolution steps one by one and check if the issue gets fix after each resolution step. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Quick Note: Before proceeding with the further resolution steps, we suggest you to create a System Restore point first. If something goes wrong during the troubleshooting, you can restore your computer back to previous working state.

Install available pending updates:

Sometimes, after installing the Windows Updates on your computer, it is required to shut down your computer for the updates to configure. If the pending updates are not configured, further updates may not get installed properly and prompts the error 0x800706b5.

In this case, we suggest you to shut down the computer first. Computer will take a while to configure the updates during the shutdown. After that, turn ON your computer, check for updates and try installing them.

I hope that Updates will install further without any issues. If the error remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Run Windows Update troubleshooter:

Whenever you encounter an issue with Update error, we recommend you to try running the Windows Update troubleshooter. Windows Update troubleshooter is an in-built tool in Windows 10 computers.

Running the troubleshooter helps you to fix all the minor issues related to the updates and let them install properly. Refer the below link to learn how to run Windows Update troubleshooter on Windows 10 computers.

How to run Windows Update troubleshooter?

After this, reboot your computer and try installing the updates. If the issue with the update error 0x800706b5 remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Reset Windows Update components:

All the Windows Update files will save in the SoftwareDistribution and CatRoot2 folders in the C drive. Sometimes, when the Windows Update components are damage or corrupt, Updates may not work properly.

In this case, we need to empty the SoftwareDistribution and CatRoot2 folders to reset the Windows Update components. Below guide helps you to reset the Windows Update Components in both the manual and automatic troubleshooting steps.

How to reset Windows Update components?

Now, reboot your computer and try installing the Updates. Computer will take some long time to check for the updates after resetting the components. I hope that the computer will detect the updates and start installing them. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Install windows Updates manually to fix error 0x800706b5:

If the above resolution steps did not help, you can try downloading the updates manually from Microsoft Update Catalog. To perform the same, refer the below steps.

  1. Note down the update KB that is not installing.
  2. Click on the below link and search for the KB.

Microsoft Update Catalog

3. Download the detected file and try installing them.

I hope that, Updates will get install fine from now on. After installing this particular update, further updates will install fine without any errors.

The above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the Windows Update error 0x800706b5. If you need any further assistance, do comments below. We are happy to assist you.

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