Windows is a well-known Operating System which is used by millions of users all over the world. To provide a better experience to its users, Microsoft provides several Operating System updates every year for Windows. These updates help to deal with several bugs, issues and improve the functionality of the Operating System. But what will happen if the updating feature suddenly stops working due to some reason? It can be a horrible experience for any users. Windows Update seems to be having a lot of problems lately in Windows 10. Many users are reporting various error codes while trying to update Windows and one such error code is 0x800706d9. That’s why we are here today to share our knowledge about error 0x800706d9 and their effective solution to all the Windows users.
If you try to find solutions for the problem in Google, you will get lots of remedies to solve the issue. But the problem is most of them are complicated, need a third-party application or not effective. If you are looking for an effective hack which can resolve the problem without the need for any other software, then please follow the rest of the article carefully.
One of the major reason for the problem is the system file damages, which is also a real threat to the well being of your computer. There are also some other reasons available for the Error 0x800706d9. Some of them are:
Now that we have learned the actual causes for the error, it is time to fix it depending on the root of the problem. There are numbers of options available to troubleshoot and repair the error 0x800706d9. So, let’s check them out and use the appropriate one to resolve the issue in your computer:
Most of the time this particular problem caused by third party Antivirus programs which disable the Windows Firewall application. So, turning On the Windows Firewall is one of the easy and quickest ways to solve the error 0x800706d9. But, to use this method you have to log into the computer as an administrator. If your system’s firewall is already turned on then Re-enable the feature is also a good option to fix the problem. So, if you don’t know how to turn on or re-enable the Windows Firewall, then follow the guide below:
After completing the above steps, restart your device and check the status of the problem.
Another potential way to fix the problem is to check if the Windows Firewall is Running or not. If it’s not running, then starting the function manually can permanently fix the problem for you. Here is the guide on how you can check the Windows Firewall service status:
Now, simply reboot your PC and then check if you are able to fix the Windows Update Error 0x800706d9 or not.
Using the built-in Troubleshooting option is an effective way to solve minor problems instantly. It is often used to identify the root cause of a particular error and then fix it automatically with the help of the on-screen instruction. So, you can also use the feature to solve the error code 0x800706d9. If you don’t know how to do that, then follow the below mentioned steps:
If your system is able to find any root problem of the error 0x800706d9, then it will automatically fix the root of the problem permanently without further problem.
If you are using any third-party antivirus program on your system then it is possible that some it’s security protocol causing interruption during the downloading or installation problem.
Even though we don’t recommend to uninstall an anti-virus from a computer but you can disable the application temporarily to check if the problem is really caused by the anti-virus or not. You will be able to find the disable option from the setting of the antivirus programme.
Otherwise, if you really want to uninstall your antivirus then go to the Control Panel and then, select your antivirus from the list. After that right click on them and choose ‘uninstall’ option. If the problem is solved by this method then there is a no other option but to completely remove the anti-virus programme. But you can uninstall another anti-virus to protect your computer from malware threat.
If the above mention methods are unable to fix the problem, then you can Rename the Software Distribution folder in order to solve the issue. Many online user review claim that after using this method their Window update problem completely resolved. So if you want to use this method then,
1) net stop wuauserv
2) net stop cryptSvc
3) net stop bits
4) net stop msiserver
1) ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
2) ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
1) net start wuauserv
2) net start cryptSvc
3) net start bits
4) net start msiserver
Once you are done with the command part, reboot your PC to save the changes.
If the Windows Store Error 0x800706d9 is caused by the damaged system files, then the Disk Check Utility will be a good option to repair any damaged portions and files as long as you have specified parameters. If you are interested in run the disk check (chkdsk) an attempts to fixed the problem, then please follow the below steps:
Once the scanning process is complete, restarts your device and then, check the status of the Error.
We hope that after applying the above-discussed solutions, you are able to fix the error Code 0x800706d9. If you have some other effective methods to solve the issue then you can also share it with us. Also, if these methods are still not able to resolve the problem for you, then we will highly recommend contacting a professional for better guidance.