How to Fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x800706ba

Recently many users reported facing Windows 10 update Error code 0x800706ba when attempting to install updates on their Windows 10 device. This error resulted in failed Windows Updates that prevent users from updating Windows. Corrupted system files might be the real culprit to cause this error code.

If you’re also facing the same problem on your computer then don’t worry. In this article, we have explained some effective solutions that will help you to fix this issue. 

Fix Windows 10 update Error code 0x800706ba

Follow the below methods to fix Windows 10 update Error code 0x800706ba:

1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is an inbuilt tool available in Windows 10 that helps in troubleshooting the error codes that prevent Windows updates. Running this tool might help in fixing Error code 0x800706ba as well. Follow the instructions given below to fix this error:

  • Right-click on the Windows icon and click on the Settings from the menu.
  • In the Settings window, go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot
  • Go to the right pane, click on the Additional troubleshooter.
  • Under the Get up and running section, select Windows Update and hit the Run the troubleshooter.
  • Wait for the process to complete. Then follow the on-screen instruction to apply fixes.

Now check if the error code solved.

2. Turn off Antivirus software

Third-party Antivirus software sometimes also interferes with the Windows update process. Therefore disabling these applications might fix the Error code 0x800706ba. Here are the steps to disable antivirus:

  • Click Start, type Virus & threat protection, and select the same from the top of the menu.

  • Under the Virus & threat protection settings section, click on Manage settings.

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  • Now turn off the toggle switch under the Real-time protection section.
  • Similarly, turn off the Cloud-delivered protection.

If you have third-party antivirus software also, right-click on their icon present in the taskbar and hit the Disable button.

Note: Antivirus software is essential to protect our PC against viruses and security threats. So once you have done, don’t forget to turn on the security services.

3. Run SFC and DISM Scan

As mentioned, corrupted system files are the major reason for the Error code 0x800706ba. So repairing them using the SFC utility might help in fixing the error code. Here are the steps to run SFC:

sfc /scannow
  • Now, wait for the process to complete.
  • Then close the Command Prompt window.

In the case when the problem still persists, then try to modify the corrupted file by running the DISM tool. Given below are the steps to run DISM:

  • Open Command Prompt as administrator.
  • In the elevated command prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter after each.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Wait until the completion of the repair process. Then close the Command Prompt window.

Now try to update your Windows 10 and see if it solves the problem.

4. Turn on Critical Windows Update Services

There are several services available in Windows 10 that helps in ensuring the updates. These services make sure that the update is securely downloaded and installed. It includes Windows Update, Background Intelligent Transfer service, and Workstation. In the case when these services disabled, it leads to Error code 0x800706ba.  So turning on these critical Windows update services might help you fix the issue. Here is the tutorial:

  • Press the Windows+R shortcut key to open the Run dialog box.
  • In the text box, type services.msc and hit enter.

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  • In the Services window, scroll down and search for Windows Update.
  • Once you find the service, double-click on it.
  • In the Properties window, set the Startup type to Automatic.
  • Under the Service status section, hit the Start button if it is not running.
  • Now click OK to save the changes.

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  • Similarly, search for the Background Intelligent Transfer service and Workstation service and make sure the Startup type of these services are set to Automatic. Also, click on the Start button (under Service status) if these services are Stopped.
  • Restart your computer and try to update your Windows again.

5. Download update manually

Alternatively, you can download the update manually from the Microsoft Update catalog and get it installed in your system. Follow the instructions given below to download the update manually:

  • Open the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
  • In the search bar, type the update code and click OK.
  • Now find the update that matches your need and get it downloaded by hitting the Download button available next to it.
  • After the completion of the download, run the setup file and install it.
  • Now reboot your PC and see if the Error code 0x800706ba solved.

6. Reset Windows Update Components

In the case when none of the above methods helps in fixing the Error code 0x800706ba, then try resetting the Windows Update Components to their default state.

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