- Windows update error 0x800706be might be due to corrupted registry entries. As such, scanning the registry with registry cleaner (or repair) utilities could fix the issue.
- Corrupted system files are another potential factor behind the 0x800706be error.
- It cannot be very nice to meet with an error when you update your system. However, don't worry too much because we got a whole hub dedicated to Windows Update errors.
- Check out the Windows 10 errors hub for highly relevant articles on other issues pertaining to Microsoft's latest operating system.
The Windows update error 0x800706be is one that usually pertains to Windows updates.
Consequently, Windows doesn’t update when the 0x800706be error occurs.
Some users have also encountered An authentication error has occurred 0x800706be when trying to feature update to Windows 10.
Error 0x800706be affects also version 1803, 1809 of Windows 10.
Here are a few resolutions that might fix error 0x800706be in Windows 10.
Fix Windows 10 update error 0x800706be
- Scan the Registry
- Fix Corrupted System Files
- Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Reset Windows Update Services and Clear Temporary Files
- Restore Windows to a Restore Point
1. Scan the Registry
The 0x800706be error might be due to corrupted registry entries. As such, scanning the registry with registry cleaner (or repair) utilities could fix the issue.
Windows doesn’t include a built-in registry cleaner, but there are plenty of third-party system optimizers that incorporate registry repair tools.
CCleaner is one registry cleaner with a massive user base. You can scan the registry with the freeware CCleaner as follows.
- Click Download on this webpage to save CCleaner’s setup wizard to a folder.
- Open the CCleaner setup wizard in the folder you saved it in to add the utility to Windows.
- Launch CCleaner and click Registry to open its registry cleaner utility.
- Select all the registry check boxes for the most rigorous scan.
- Press the Scan for Issues button.
- Select Fix selected Issues to clean the registry. You can then click Yes to to back up the registry if you wish.
- Press the Fix All Selected Issues button.
2. Fix Corrupted System Files
Corrupted system files are another potential factor behind the 0x800706be error.
Windows includes a System File Checker utility that scans for and repairs corrupted files, so that will probably fix the issue if there are corrupted files.
System File Checker is a command-line utility that you can utilize within the Command Prompt as follows.
- First, open the Command Prompt as administrator by pressing the Windows + X hotkey and selecting Command Prompt (Admin).
- Before scanning with the SFC utility, enter DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth in the Prompt and press Return. Note that the Deployment Image Service tool might not work if the Windows Update client is broken.
- Enter sfc /scannow and press Return to initiate an SFC scan.
- The scan might take up to 30 minutes, and when its complete a Command Prompt message will tell you if Windows Resource Protection fixed anything. If WRP does repair files, restart your desktop or laptop.
3. Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter
The Windows Update troubleshooter is another resource that might come in handy for fixing the 0x800706be error. That troubleshooter can identify and fix Windows update errors.
This is how you can open the Windows Update troubleshooter in Windows 10.
- Click the Cortana button to open that app’s search box.
- Input the keyword ‘troubleshooter’ in the search box.
- Select Troubleshoot to open a list of troubleshooters within the Settings app.
- Select Windows Update and press its Run the troubleshooter button to open the troubleshooter shown directly below.
- Then you can go through the troubleshooter, which might detect some issues and provide resolutions.
4. Reset Windows Update Services and Clear Temporary Files
Some users have found that resetting Windows Update components and erasing temporary files can fix the 0x800706be error.
That might sound like two separate resolutions, but you can roll them into one with a batch file.
This how you can set up a batch file to erase temporary files and reset Windows Update services.
- First, enter Notepad in Cortana’s search box; and select to open Notepad.
- Copy this batch file code with the Ctrl + C hotkey:
net stop wuauserv
net stop Cryptsvc
ren %windir%SoftwareDistribution sdold.old
ren %windir%system32catroot2 crt2old.old
net start wuauserv
net start Cryptsvc
- Paste the above batch file into Notepad by pressing Ctrl + V.
- Click Save and select Save As to open the Save As window.
- Select All Files from the Save as type drop-down menu.
- Input ‘temp.bat’ in the File Name box as shown below.
- Select to save the batch file to the desktop, and press the Save button.
- Then you can right-click the temp.bat file on the desktop and select Run as administrator.
- Restart Windows after running the batch file.
5. Restore Windows to a Restore Point
The System Restore utility might also fix error 0x800706be as it undoes registry changes and restores system files.
With that utility, you can roll Windows back to a date that predates the 0x800706be error on your laptop or desktop.
So, restoring Windows might be a worth a shot, and this is how you can do that with the System Restore utility.
- Open the Run accessory in Windows with the Windows + R keyboard shortcut.
- Input ‘rstrui’ in Run and click OK to open the System Restore window.
- Press the Next button on the System Restore window.
- Click the Show more restore points option to expand your choice of system restore points.
- Choose a restore point to roll Windows back to.
- You can also press the Scan for affected programs button to check what software get removed for a restore point.
- To confirm the selected restore point, press the Next and Finish buttons. Windows will then restart at the restore point.
Those are a few fixes that could resolve the 0x800706be error so that Windows updates.
In addition, some of the repair utilities included in this software guide might also come in handy for fixing the 0x800706be error.
FAQ: Read more the Windows update errors
- What is error 0x800706be?
Windows update error 0x800706be might be due to corrupted registry entries. Scanning the registry with a registry cleaner (or repair) utilities could fix the issue.
- How do I fix error 0x800706be?
First, scan the Registry, then fix the potentially corrupted system files using the SFC scan. If you will follow our expert guide you will solve this problem in no time.
- Why is my Windows Update not running?
To make sure you identify the culprit, run the built-in troubleshooter. If the Troubleshooter happens to stop before completing the process, fix it with the help of this complete guide.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.