Windows Update Error 0x80004005 when installing KB3087040

Many people have reported that KB3087040 is giving them error code 0x80004005 when they attempt to install it on their machines. The solution for this issue is to not install it through the Microsoft Update tool within Windows but to install it by manually downloading it and then installing it.

Manual Download KB3087040

The version you need to download depends on your system. First find out if you’re running Windows 10 64-bits or 32-bits. This difference is important.

1. Press the Windows + R key at the same time, then type MSInfo32

2. Now click on OK

Windows Update Error 0x80004005 when installing KB3087040 0x80004005

3. Wait for Msinfo32 to load, then find System Type and see what the text says.

x64-based PC

The correct download link for your version is: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2015/09/windows10.0-kb3087040-x64_ad0f78efb7b122fa9472dbb8050c4f358aceab49.msu

x86-based PC

The correct download link for your version is: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2015/09/windows10.0-kb3087040-x86_86b760ce3097391e6896df374d69aff46b769b02.msu

4. Then after downloading and installing the update reboot your system.

5. Run Windows Update again. Windows Update should be working fine again and the update should be installed.

 

We hope these steps helped you to solve the problems you had with 0x80004005 occurring when you try to install KB3087040. If you need more help then feel free to visit our forums.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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