How to Fix Error Code 0x80004005 in Windows 10

Getting this error code – 0x80004005 on the Windows 10 computer can be frustrating especially when you don’t know how to solve the error.

Here are some solutions that you can try to fix the error –  0x80004005 in Windows 10.

Use Troubleshooter to resolve Error 0x80004005 in Windows 10

Many users say that they get this error code 0x80004005 while Window updates do not install properly. At this point, you can make use of Troubleshooter present in Windows to repair its upgrade. Follow the below steps:

Press-  Windows + S at the same time to open –Search pane, and then type –troubleshooting and press- Enter

Click – View All

Click – System and Security

Right-click – Windows Update and choose to – Run as an Administrator

Click  Advanced, check the option-  Apply repairs automatically” seen in the next window and the just click – Next.

Click the button – Close to complete troubleshooting/View detailed information to view more details of the results.

Run DISM & SFC Commands

In case the file essential to run the Windows update is corrupt, the error code- 0x80004005 error can occur. Here you can run DISM as well as SFC commands to easily carry out the repair for corrupt Windows Update file. Go ahead and do it this way:

Open – elevated command prompt ( for this, right click on the Windows button, next,  select – Command Prompt (Admin). In case you are asked to enter administrator password for a confirmation, then enter the password or just click – Allow and then Yes.

Type the command as shown and hit-Enter.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Note : It may take little more time for the command operation to finish.

Now type the command as shown below press – Enter.

sfc /scannow

The entire process will end for a few minutes till the command operation finishes.

Close – command prompt, and now once again run –  Windows Update.

Replace Dpcdll.dll File 

The error -0x80004005 can be as a result of  Dpcdll.dll file missing or may be corrupted.  You can copy the Dpcdll.dll file from another computer which is newly installed computer to %SystemRoot%\System32\Dpcdll.dll.

Download latest servicing Stack Update

To eliminate the error- 0x80004005, you can try to download the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU).

Here you should know whether you are using 32-bit / 64-bit Windows and next download the newest version of SSU that goes with your Windows version through Microsoft Update Catalog

Download the latest KB

You can also download the newest  KB file to solve the error. Here are the steps to do that

Move to – Update history page

Search for the latest update KB for Windows 10 version you are using. It is normally listed at the top of list or note down the KB number or just copy it.

Head to – Microsoft update site and look for – KB number.

Choose the download link and then choose- Download. Now select –Save in case prompted

After the download finishes, choose – Open to initiate the update.

The solutions given above will certainly help you eradicate the error with ease.

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