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windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

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Sophomore

windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

been trynig to download anniversary update.since August.  yesterday i started at3 am and it ran all day until 2 am this morning when it requested a restart.  when restart done received an error message 0x80004005.  been looking a microsoft sites and can find no answers.  i keep downloaded it again and again.  has anyone else had this problem? 
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New Member

Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

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.

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New Member

Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

Corrupted update folders most likely.
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Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

Hey farmerhugh,

I looked up that error and see the same resolution steps that Howard refers to. The user posted back that it worked for them, so hopefully it does for you too.

Amanda
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Sophomore

Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

thanks  i ll try it
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Sophomore

Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

Tried method 1 and it did repair, restarted computer abd it downladed but when done it came back and said it could not finish and backed everthing out.  did this 2 more times with the same result.  soo frustrated.  Anyone hqve any other things I might try.  Thanks
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New Member

Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

The Windows 10 Update 1610 in the title has me a bit puzzled since as I recall 1607 is the latest... but you might want to try the fixit tool mentioned (and linked to) in the following link:

http://www.scmagazine.com/microsoft-fix-it-script-addresses-windows-10-anniversary-installation-issu... 
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Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

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Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

The fix-it's have always worked for me.....good suggestion
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Sophomore

Re: windows 10 update 1610 error message 0x80004005

i had to sound stupid but the way I an reading the above is that I will have to wait for a "fix".  or is this fix it something i can get.  at least reading the above articles I'm not alone.  really appreciate you all feeding me the info.  I don't think Microsoft has ever heard of metered internet.