Windows 10: Error 0x800706D9: I cannot update Apps Solved

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  1. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       03 Aug 2016 #1

    Error 0x800706D9: I cannot update Apps


    Hello,

    I have clean installed the latest Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, build 14393.10

    After the clean installation I have uninstalled the Apps I do not need by using commands in PowerShell, from a tutorial from this site. For a couple of newly added Apps I used CCleaner Pro to uninstall them. I have left the Store and the Calculator, only.

    Now, when I check for updates in the Store, there is an update for Calculator but I keep getting this:

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    I use the Windows Firewall, and not a 3rd party firewall or antivirus, and it is running fine. I have also scanned my system with SFC and DISM and no integrity violations or corruption were found.

    Are you getting this error? Can you update your Apps?
    What can I do, besides a clean installation again?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Joanne; 04 Aug 2016 at 00:53.
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  2.    04 Aug 2016 #2

    Hi, app updates run ok post anniversary upgrade for me.
    See here:
    Windows Update fail Windows 10 0x800706d9 | TenForums - YouTube

    Similarly there's a discussion on the err. message here, alas with some unpleasant language.
    Solved Windows Update error 0x800706d9 - Windows 10 Forums



    It's almost not worth uninstalling the default apps - each major upgrade will replace them, as will an in-place upgrade repair install if run. The overhead isn't noticeable.

    If I wanted to install an app I'd installed I'd prefer to rt click it on the start menu, and click uninstall, for example.
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  3. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2016 #3

    Thank you for your reply.

    I have clean installed the OS again, and this time I uninstalled all the unwanted Apps by right-clicking and selecting "Uninstall", and for those I could not uninstall this way, I used CCleaner Pro. It seems that now it works. I post the following screenshot, showing the remaining Apps updating properly this time.

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    I assume my mistake was that I have uninstalled the newly added "Store Purchase App". After leaving it installed, my Apps now update normally from the Store, or at least the seem to do so. I have also left "App Installer" just in case...

    I am glad that in this new Anniversary Update my system keeps functioning (perfectly), the way it has been always doing.

    Thank you.
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  4.    04 Aug 2016 #4

    Good.. if you find the Store missing (as I did recently for no accountable reason along with Photos) you can reinstall it with a Powershell command.


    Also be aware of
    a. disk imaging - which you should use routinely so you can restore your PC to a previously working state relatively painlessly- also provides a complete backup. Macrium Reflect (free) + external disk + its boot medium
    b. in-place upgrade repair install (see Tutorial section).

    These usually mean you don't have to clean install and reinstall all 3rd party programs and redo settings etc etc etc
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  5. Posts : 22,947
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16273
       05 Aug 2016 #5

    Hello Joanne,

    If you haven't already, you might see if clearing and resetting the Store cache may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  6. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
    Thread Starter
       05 Aug 2016 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Joanne,

    If you haven't already, you might see if clearing and resetting the Store cache may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    I've tried it, and also re-registering the Apps, but it doesn't work. Last question: do you happen to know which Service, if there's any, might affect the build-in Apps? Like preventing them from updating?

    Thank you.

    PS: the only build-in Application I have kept is the Calculator. If it will continue giving me problems, like refusing to update, I will just install Windows 7 calculator, and be done with it.
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  7. Posts : 22,947
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16273
       05 Aug 2016 #7

    Worse case, you can do a repair install to fix it without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  8. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
    Thread Starter
       05 Aug 2016 #8

    Thanks Brink

    It is too much to do a Repair install just because the Calculator fails to update. I might just install Win 7 calculator if the problem insists. And, by the way, in my system (see System Specs), I need 15 - 18 minutes to clean-install the OS and all the required drivers. So, it's not a big deal for me. It would be nice to know the cause of this, but it's OK. No problem.

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  9. Posts : 22,947
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16273
       05 Aug 2016 #9

    I wouldn't do it just for that one app, but only if you have this issue updating all apps.

    If you haven't already, you might see resetting and re-registering the Calculator app may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...a.html#option2
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  10. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
    Thread Starter
       05 Aug 2016 #10

    Thanks Brink, tried both, it does not work...

    By the way:

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    Thanks a lot, anyway
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