Microsoft Support For Error Code 0x80004005

EError Code 0x80004005 Description: Microsoft Office Error Code 0x80004005 is found when you go to Control Panel, Programs, and try to Right Click, Repair because the Outlook will not open.

It is applicable for all versions of windows like Windows 10, Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 7.

As per our sources, the Cumulative update with KB 3081448 is launched in September 2015. This update has more improvements and enhancements for Windows 10. This error code may appear due to the failure of this update.

Solution For Error Code 0x80004005:

The basic trouble shooting for error code 0x80004005 is to repair the office program , if it fails we need to uninstall and re-install the update. Microsoft says that if you install a language after you install this update, there is a requirement to reinstall the update. This is one method to solve this error.

Error code 0x80004005 windows 10

  1. Press the Windows logo key + X to see a list of commands and options. (Basically, a quick way to get to Programs and Features in Control Panel.)
  2. Click Programs and Features.
  3. Click on “View installed updates”
  4. Search for KB 3081448:
  5. Right click and uninstall the KB
  6. Reinstall the KB from the link 

If you receive Windows error 80004005 while trying to install windows updates, it typically means that Windows Update folders are corrupted. Try below mentioned troubleshooting steps and check if they help.

Method 1:

Try to run the Windows update troubleshooter and see if it fix the issue:

  •  Press Windows Key then type ‘troubleshoot’ and hit Enter
  •  Select “View all” on the left panel and run “Windows update” troubleshooter from the list
  •  Click Advanced, ensure to check Apply repairs automatically and also select Run as administrator
  •  Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting.
  • Once done, check if it allows you install Windows Updates without any errors.

Method 2:

  • Right click on Windows Key .
    Click on ‘Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Note: Click ‘Yes’ if it prompts for UAC(User Account Control).
    c. Type following commands into the command prompt one after the other

From here you can stop and restart the windows update services. Then re-check your updates. If the issue still persists you need to reinstall or repair windows 10.

It is not required to keep the product key if you reinstall from the same page. It will be added to your computer from the BIOS. Follow the below steps to complete the reinstallation.

Visit  Microsoft pages to download latest media for Windows 10 and reinstall the latest one.

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