• The most common reason for 0x800704ec to pop up on Windows 10 is due to the installed anti-virus program. Initially, Windows Defender used to be called Microsoft Security Essentials and was a downloadable program for Windows XP, and later was included with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Since Windows 8 came out, the software evolved into a built-in anti-malware application, which is set to run in the background of the system all the time. This post will walk you through 5 solutions to solve this Windows Defender problem.

  • The Windows registry is a database containing important, machine-specific settings and information regarding almost everything in your computer — preferences, applications, users, attached devices and so on. The registry contains two basic elements: keys and values. If you encounter broken registry items error, do you know how to fix it? Don’t worry, the following part will show how to fix registry errors on Windows 10.