"Windows 10 update error code 0x800704cf" is an error that usually prevents the users from accessing Network PC to share files or do other tasks. Users of Windows 7 and Windows 10 may experience the error. The same error may also manifest in Workgroup for users of Windows 10.
How can you fix Windows 10 update error code 0x800704cf?
Some of the solutions to this error include turning on network sharing, disabling client for Microsoft Network, reinstalling the network adapter, and running SFC and DISM command.
Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.
Right the list of all network driver and select uninstall.
Download and install the latest driver available for your network adaptor.
See if it fixes the "Windows 10 update error code 0x800704cf."
2. Disable Client for Microsoft Network and Reset TCP/IP stack
“Windows 10 update error code 0x800704cf” could also be caused by enabled Client for Microsoft Network. Disabling it and doing a Reset TCP/IP stack using the command prompt may fix the error. Please see below.
Use the search bar and inputView Network Status and tasks.
Click on ChangeAdaptersettings to access NetworkConnections.
In NetworkConnections, right click on the connection that you are using and then select Properties.
Uncheck Client for Microsoft Network.
Then click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties.
Enable the Use the following DNS server addresses and then input the DNS address provided below.
Then press OK.
Restart the PC and see if “Windows 10 update error code 0x800704cf” is fixed.
Reset TCP/IP stack
Click Windows Start, type in CMD and right-click on Command Prompt select Run as Admin.
Type and Press Enter for each command below. ipconfig /flushdns nbtstat -RR**netsh int ipnetsh winsock reset
Restart your computer,
3. Turn on network sharing
“Windows 10 error code 0x800704cf” may be due to disabled network sharing. You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn network discovery on or off. Please refer below for the instructions or watch it here on YouTube.