This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 0X800704DD-0X90016 if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Some updates were not installed. Failed: 26 updates
– Something happened Error Code 0X800704DD-0X90016
Error(s) found: Code 0X800704DD-0X90016 Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 0X800704DD-0X90016 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   45 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError8069.log
Source: Device-manager
Event ID: 6413
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Critical Error
User: Admin
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 3.2.7259.03194, time stamp: 0×72735750
  • Faulting module name: Windows  event.dll, version: 2.9.2977.82002
  • Exception code: 0xe02e328b
  • Fault offset: 0xb07f139c
  • Faulting process ID: 0×796
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800b8d58657087
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: c6g95e86-9785-41f6-2693-5593ecc3g568
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_0x800704dd-0x90016
  • 0X800704DD-0X90016
  • WindowsUpdate_0X800704DD-0X90016e
  • 0X800704DD-0X90016e
  • 0x0X800704DD-0X90016
  • fehler code 0X800704DD-0X90016, foutcode 0X800704DD-0X90016, fejlkode 0X800704DD-0X90016, code d’erreur 0X800704DD-0X90016, codice di errore 0X800704DD-0X90016, feil kode 0X800704DD-0X90016, cod de eroare 0X800704DD-0X90016, código de error 0X800704DD-0X90016

Cause of 0X800704DD-0X90016 Windows Update Error Code

  • Internet connectivity issue
  • Microsoft Windows internal Application Conflict

How to Resolve Windows Error 0X800704DD-0X90016

Step 1: Verify Windows Firewall Settings
1. Press Windows Key + R and Enter “Firewall.cpl” (without quotes)
2. Press OK.

3. Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
Turn Windows Firewall on or off4. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)
5. Do the same for Public Network Setting.
Disable Windows Firewall6. Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

Step 2: Check Proxy Server Settings:

1. In Start Searchbox type “CMD” (without qoutes)
2. Click on CMD.
Office Resolve Error Proxy Check 3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)

 netsh winhttp show proxy 

Check Proxy Setting

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on CMD button and select “Run as Administrator

If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.

 You can contact our 24×7 Live support for any help during the whole process. 

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 0X800704DD-0X90016 should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 27/02/2016
Solution ID: 444120

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