How to Fix Windows Error Code 0x800704dd - 0x90016?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

This error code means that the Windows Update service is not running. The Windows Update service is responsible for checking for and downloading updates for Windows and other Microsoft products. If the service is not running, Windows will not be able to check for or download updates. This error can be caused by a number of things, including malware or a corrupt registry.

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1. Check for updates and install any available updates

  1. Open Windows Update and click on the View Available Updates link.
  2. If there are any updates available, they will be listed in the Available Updates list.
  3. Click on the Install Updates button to install the updates.
  4. If there are any errors while installing the updates, they will be listed in the Update Installation Errors list.
  5. Click on the OK button to finish installing the updates.

2. Run the Windows Store apps troubleshooter and see if it can fix the problem

  1. Open the Start menu and type "troubleshoot" and press Enter.
  2. Click on the Troubleshoot option.
  3. Click on the Windows Store apps troubleshooter.
  4. Click on the Next button.
  5. Click on the Run button.
  6. If the Windows Store apps troubleshooter detects the problem, it will ask you to provide a report. Click on the Next button.
  7. The Windows Store apps troubleshooter will try to fix the problem. If it fails, it will tell you the error code and the solution.

3. Reset the Windows Store cache

  1. Open the Start Menu, type "settings" into the Search bar and press Enter.
  2. Click on the "settings" button in the search results.
  3. Click on "Update and security" in the Settings pane.
  4. Under "Windows Update" in the left pane, click on the "change settings" link.
  5. Under "Windows Update settings" in the right pane, click on the "Advanced options" link.
  6. In the "Advanced options" dialog box, click on the "Reset" button.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset the Windows Store cache.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Restart your computer and try again.
  2. Re-register the Windows Store.
  3. Run the Windows Store apps clean up tool.
  4. Create a new user account and see if the problem persists.