A recent article, Windows 10 Internet Explorer update KB 3087040 fails with error 0x80004005 by Woody Leonhard  says that Microsoft has released a security update—a patch  for Adobe Flash Player running in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 and Microsoft Edge on Windows 8.x and Windows 10 PCs. This patch is known as KB 3087040.

However, it seems Microsoft didn’t test KB 3087040 on Windows 10 systems— one third of the people trying to install KB 3087040 on their RTM Windows 10 systems (build 10240) are getting this message:

There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later.

If you keep seeing the error message and want to contact Instant Computer Technical Support or search the web for Online Remote Computer service this may help.

Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3087040) – Error 0x80004005

Also, if you want to fix the patching problem, here’s a simple solution.

  • Download the Windows 10 build 10240 patch (available in a 32-bit or 64-bit version)
  • Install it manually.
  • Details about the Flash Player fixes are to be found in Adobe’s Security BulletinAPSB15-23.
  • Details on the Microsoft side are found in Security Advisory 2755801.


Updates and patches on vulnerabilities and threats for Flash Player and other applications are very necessary to protect your computers from harms and damages.  A more extensive maintenance of your systems is required. At Shift Tech Solutions we provide comprehensive technical support for computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets and mobile devices. If you are experiencing any problems with your digital devices, call us and we can assist you. We excel in Online Remote Antivirus Service and Online Remote PC service so give us a call today!

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