You may encounter error code 0x800706ba when trying to install updates on your Windows 11/10 device. In this post, we will provide the appropriate solutions you can try to remediate the issue.
Fix Windows Update error 0x800706ba
If you’re faced with this Windows Update error 0x8007045b, you can try our recommended solutions in the order presented below to resolve the issue.
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Enable BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service)
- Clear the Windows Update cache
- Manually download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
This solution requires you to run the inbuilt Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if that helps to resolve the Windows Update error 0x800706ba issue.
2] Enable BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service)
Background Intelligent Transfer Service or BITS helps in the transfer, download or upload of files between a client and server, and provides progress information related to the transfers. It also plays a role in the download of files from a peer. This Windows Service is essential for Windows Updates to work properly.
This solution requires you to enable BITS on your Windows 11/10 computer.
3] Clear the Windows Update cache
The Software Distribution folder in Windows 10 operating system is a folder located in the Windows directory and used to temporarily store files that may be required to install Windows Update on your computer.
Clear the contents of the Software Distribution folder and see if that helps to resolve the Windows Update error 0x800706ba issue. Else, continue with the next solution.
4] Manually download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog
This solution entails you manually download from the Microsoft Update Catalog, the update that is failing to install and consequently triggering the Windows Update Error 0x800706ba and then install the update on your Windows 11/10 PC.
Any of these solutions should work for you!