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Finally a working solution!

  1. Open Windows updates click on “Advanced options”
  2. Clear the option to get updates for other Microsoft products when you updates windows
  3. Restart, then check for updates
  4. The update process should complete successfully now (note, you may have to run it more than once to get all the updates)
  5. As soon as you get the message “Your device is up to date”, go to the “Advanced options” again and re-select the option to get updates for other Microsoft products
  6. Check for updates again, you should now be able to download and install them

I hope this solution will works for you just as it worked for be. I’d like to get your feedback in the comments section below. Thanks & Good luck!

Update 3/10/2015: I encountered the same error on my laptop today, and was able to successfully installed updates using the fix above. So I can confirm it is a valid fix on more than a single computer.

Update #2 (17/12/2015)

Many thanks to Niek for sharing his solution by commenting on this post (you can find his comment below). If the above method doesn’t work for you try the following:

  1. Update windows defender first (from the security center).
  2. Follow the instructions above to update Windows only.
  3. Update other software.

I will be adding screen shots soon. Edit: 16/12/2015: Screen shots and detailed explanation added here.

Update #3 (27/3/2016)

Since I published this post, some readers have added alternative solutions to this error.

I have summarized all the solutions in the following post – Recap: Fixing Windows 10 Update Error 0x800705b4.

If the method above doesn’t work for you please take a look at the full list for alternative solutions.

Good luck!

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