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When you encounter error code 0x800704c7, you will not be able to install this particular update for your system which is intended to resolve Windows 10 operating system errors and fix critical system failures. In this article, we will identify the possible causes and provide the appropriate solutions that you can try to resolve the issue.
The error is caused by missing or damaged files as well as background processes that conflict with the update due to which you cannot get the update.
Windows 10 could not install an update with error 0x800704c7
If you are facing this Windows Update Error 0x800704c7 issue, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps resolve the issue.
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved in each of the solutions listed.
Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
This solution requires that you run the built-in Windows Update troubleshooter. After you run the troubleshooter, you can try to update again and see if you can update successfully without getting Windows update error 0x800704c7. Otherwise, try the next solution.
Manually clear Windows Update components/cache
The software distribution folder in the Windows 10 operating system is a folder located in the Windows directory and is used to temporarily store files that may be needed to install Windows Update on your computer.
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Delete the contents of the Software Distribution folder and see if that resolves the issue. Otherwise, go to the next solution.
Directly download the Windows 10 ISO or use the media creation tool
This solution is to directly download Windows 10 ISO image files from the Microsoft website. Once you have downloaded the ISO to a location (preferably the desktop) on your device, double-click the ISO image to mount it as a virtual drive, then double-click the setup.exe file to start the update process at the place.
You can also use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to install the feature update