When you try installing the Windows Updates in your computer, the updates gets failed and the Update Status says “There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (ox80070006). The update error 0x80070006 occurs for various factors.
If there is an issue in the Windows Update components, the Windows Update error 0x80070006 prompts and does not allow you to install Windows Updates in your computer.
How to fix Windows Update error 0x80070006?
Quick Note: Before proceed with the troubleshooting steps, we recommend you to create a System Restore point. Therefore, if something goes wrong, you can restore your computer back to previous working state.
Here are the best methods to fix the Windows Update error 0x80070006 in your computer. Any of the below steps helps you in fixing the error. Therefore, we suggest you to perform the troubleshooting steps one by one and check if the issue fixed after each troubleshooting step.
Run Windows Update Troubleshooter:
Windows Update Troubleshooter is an inbuilt tool in Windows 10 computers. It helps you to resolve most of the update errors. This is a simple tool so that any Windows users can easily understand how to run this tool and perform the diagnosis.
Refer the below link to learn how to run Windows Update Troubleshooter in Windows 10 computers.
After running the troubleshooter, reboot your computer and try installing the updates. If Updates install fine, good to know. Unfortunately, if the error persists, you can proceed with the further troubleshooting steps.
Reset Windows Update Components:
The corruption of the Windows Update components also leads to the failure of the Windows Updates and prompts the error codes like error 0x80070006. What if the Windows Update Components are really corrupted.
There is a solution for this. You can reset Windows Update components to repair them and make them to work properly. You can reset the Windows Update components in an automatic method and in manual method. Both gives the same output.
You can get more details about resetting the Windows Update Components in Windows 10 computers from the below link.
If the error persists even after the above troubleshooting steps, then we need to look at the security program installed in your computer. You can continue with the further troubleshooting steps for the resolution.
Disable Anti-Virus or Security program:
Sometimes, outdated or the faulty security programs also cause different kinds of issues in your computer. So, we need to be very careful while considering the security programs. It is required to monitor if the Security program is up to date.
To fix the Windows Update error 0x80070006, you can try disabling or uninstalling the Anti-Virus program completely from your computer. If issue gets fix after removing the Anti-Virus program, you can download the updated security from vendor’s website and install it in your computer.
You can refer the below links to perform the task.
Perform System Reset to fix error 0x80070006:
If none of the above troubleshooting works, you still have an option to overcome the Windows Update error. Perform System Reset in Windows 10, so that it will reset the computer settings to Windows default. Refer the below link to perform System Reset.
Hope this guide helps you to fix the Windows Update error 0x80070006 and lets you to install all the latest updates without any further issues. If you are facing issue with any other update error, please comments below. We shall provide you the required troubleshooting steps.