Solved Windows Update error 0x80004005 for KB3087040 (Windows 10)

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September 22, 2015 at 06:21:02
Specs: XP/Win7/Win8, NA
Yesterday my Windows 10 machine failed to install Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3087040) - Error 0x80004005.

Fortunately I know I am not the only one to experience THIS.

I also know there is a temporary workaround for it over at Reddit but I would rather wait a bit and see if Microsoft would eventually fix this bug.

So is there anyone else here having the same failed Windows Update?

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September 23, 2015 at 09:48:49
Good news - Suddenly I no longer get error code 0x80004005 when I tried to install KB3087040 once again this morning. Looking back in history, this is nothing new for Microsoft to just quietly fix what's broken rather than admit publicily that they goofed.

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September 22, 2015 at 06:44:56

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September 22, 2015 at 09:14:17
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

Gotcha! IMHO Since my Windows 10 box IE11 and Microsoft Edge does not have Adobe Flash Player installed or listed in the Control Panel Programs & Features, the Update error code 0x80004005 occurs because KB3087040 (see above link) does not include "skip applying this update for this machine as it is not needed" routine.

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September 22, 2015 at 14:32:25
In Win 8.1 Adobe Flash appears in Programs & Features but for IE (11) it is kept up to date as part of Windows Update. I assumed this would be the same in Win 10 - seems not.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
September 22, 2015 at 14:39:49
" it is kept up to date as part of Windows Update"
Windows Update did it for me.

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#5
September 22, 2015 at 15:35:05
Alright.

For Microsoft Edge, I ran Adobe Test Flash Player and was told You aren’t running Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 (that is because I prefer using the old IE11 and FF41.0).

For IE11, I checked it using Adobe Checker and was told Sorry, your computer does not have the latest Flash Player installed. Your version is 18.0.0.232 while the Latest Version is 19.0.0.185 (I saw no reason to update it on the Dell Windows 10 desktop I purchased recently).

My question now is where does this leave me and what's causing KB3087040 to fail to install (other than it being a buggy update)?

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September 23, 2015 at 09:48:49
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Good news - Suddenly I no longer get error code 0x80004005 when I tried to install KB3087040 once again this morning. Looking back in history, this is nothing new for Microsoft to just quietly fix what's broken rather than admit publicily that they goofed.

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