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If you are using a Desktop or Laptop that has Windows 10 as your operating system, then there are chances that you might face the error code 0x80004005 while upgrading the Windows.

This error can occur on your computer while upgrading the Window due to many reasons, and the most common ones are mentioned below:

  • When the copy of the Windows installed on your computer is not legitimate, i.e., Windows Activation problem.
  • Drivers not installed correctly on the computer or causing a problem.
  • Corrupt windows files.

There are some other factors as well, which can cause this problem. You will get all the solutions in this guide to get rid of this problem.

Solutions to solve the Error Code 0x80004005 on Windows 10

Solution 1: Use Windows Trouble-shooter to solve the activation problem

Many users face this error and report about the problem when Windows fails to install. If you are also facing this problem, then you can use Windows Trouble-shooter to fix this error. Follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Press the Windows button available on the keyboard and type troubleshooting in the search bar, then press Enter.

Troubleshooting windows 10

Step 2: Left click on ‘View all’ option.

View All

Step 3: Now, click on the System and Security option.

System and security

Step 4: Now in this step right-click on the Windows Update option and choose Run as Administrator.

Step 5: Look at the advanced option given below and click on it. Then, tick on the box beside Apply repairs automatically and click on Next.

Step 6: Now, click on the close button, and you can see the detailed information.
If you have got your problem solved by this method, then it’s good, but if you are still facing the same issue, then you can follow the further steps.

Solution 2: Run DISM and SFC command

If you are facing this error due to a corrupt file needed to update the window. Then you can solve this issue by running DISM and SFC command.

Step 1: Open the command prompt. To do this, press the Windows button and type cmd and Enter.

Step 2: Now enter the command mentioned below and press Enter.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
(Note: This may take a few minutes to complete the operation.)

Step 3: In this step, enter the command given below and press Enter. sfc /scannow

This Process also can take a few minutes.

Step 4: Now, close the Command prompt and check if the problem is solved or not.

If you are still facing the same issue, then follow the further methods.

Solution 3: Replace Dpcdll.dll file.

Error 0x80004005 can occur on the computer if the Dpcdll.dll file is missing is corrupt. In this situation, you can delete the available file installed on the computer and copy it from another computer which is working fine.

Disc Cleanup

Solution 4: Download the latest version of SSU (Servicing Stack Update)

To fix this problem you can download and install the latest version of Servicing Stack Update, but don’t forget to check what bit size windows you use, i.e., 32 bit or 64 bit.

Solution 5: Download the recent KB

To get rid of this error, you can download the latest KB. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Check the update history page and look for the most recent KB (usually it’s available at the top of the list). Copy the KB number.

Step 2: Now use any web browser and go to the Microsoft update site and search for the KB number.

Step 3: you can see the download link, click on it, and open it to start the update.

Solution 6: Use MCT (Media creation tool) and try and In-Place upgrade.

Step 1: Open the web browser of your choice and go the Microsoft’s software download page.

Step 2: Download and install the Windows 10 Media creation tool (MCT). Use this tool to perform an In-Place upgrade.

You can also use this tool to clean install the Windows 10 on your computer.

Hope you find this guide comprehensive and helpful. However, if you are still facing the error code 0x80004005, then you should immediately call on the dedicated helpline number and get your problem solved in no time.

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