Some users report KB4486996 installation fails with error 0x800706be

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How to Fix Error Code '800f0922' in Windows 10

The KB4486996 update has been released as a part of the Patch Tuesday edition for February 2019. You will get a handful of security updates for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Graphics, ,Windows App Platform, Microsoft Edge, Windows Server, and Windows Wireless Networking.

It is worth mentioning that some of the users also reported issues while downloading or installing the update. You might experience any of the issues that have been listed below.

KB4486996 reported issues

1. KB4486996 install fails

Most of the users took it to the Microsoft community forum to report that the update was successfully downloaded but failed to install with the error 0x800706be. The user cited the error as:

There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: 2019-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4486996) – Error 0x800700d8

You can face two issues, the downloading might stuck at 0% or 99% or the file can fail to install throwing the above-stated error. If any of you have experienced the same problem, you can use the following troubleshooting guides to fix the issue.

2. Japanese date and time issues

This problem has been acknowledged and reported as a known issue in this update. The software giant explained the issue that after installing this update, previously abbreviated Japanese date and time strings no longer parse.

Microsoft has also suggested a quick workaround for this bug. You need to modify your registry values as follows.

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Calendars\Japanese\Eras]
  • “1868 01 01″=”明治__Meiji_M”
  • “1912 07 30″=”大正__Taisho_T”
  • “1926 12 25″=”昭和__Showa_S”
  • “1989 01 08″=”平成__Heisei_H”

Microsoft is currently working to resolve the issue, and the permanent fix is expected to be available in an upcoming release.

Comment down below if you have experienced any other issue while downloading or installing the update.

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