Windows Operating system shows Network error 0x800704cf When users try to open apps on their system.
If you tried to access any app or Windows store on your PC, you might have presented with a 0x800704cf error with some additional information.
The error may read as below.
You’ll need the internet for this.
It doesn’t look like you’re connected to the internet. Please check your connection and try again.
The network location cannot be reached. For information about netowrk troubleshooting, see windows help.
Basically the error is shown and says you are not connected to the internet even if you are.
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How to Fix Network Location Error 0x800704cf
Internet might be working absolutely fine on other devices or over wifi but your system gives this error. We have listed few method which you can perform on your own and try to fix this error.
Method 1: Reset TCP/IP to fix 0x800704cf
To Reset TCP/Ip , You will need to execute a few commands in Command prompt window or Windows Powershell if you’re using windows 10.
We will do the following using commands.
- Clear DNS Cache
- Refresh netBIOS
- Reset IP Settings.
- Reset Winsock Catalog.
To perform above mentioned tasks, follow below mentioned steps one by one.
- Right-click on Start and click on Command Prompt(Admin) or Windows Powershell.
- Type “ipconfig /flushdns” and hit Enter to Clear the DNS Cache.
- Now Type “nbtstat -RR” before hitting Enter to Refresh netBIOS Names.
- Next type “netsh int ip reset” and press Enter to Reset IP settings.
- Lastly, execute “netsh winsock reset” command to Reset Winsock Catalog.
Now, Reboot your system and see if this fix Error code 0x800704cf
Method 2: Uncheck Client for Microsoft Network
To fix the 0x800704cf error on your system, you need to uncheck the Client for Microsoft network Option.
Which in lot of cases has solved this error code problem for windows users. So let us see how it is done.
Step 1: Right Click on the Network icon from the taskbar and click on “Open Network and Sharing center.“
Alternatively, you can even search your PC for Open Network and Sharing Center.
Step 2: Once the Windows opens up, Click on Change Adapter settings from the left pane.
Step 3: A new dialog box should appear in front of your screen with all Network Connections, Right-click on your Network Adaptor and select Properties.
Step 4: Properties dialog will show up. Now Uncheck first option, Client for Microsoft Network, and then click OK.
Once all steps are done here, Go and Check if you still get error code 0x800704cf.
Method 3: Re-install Network Adapters to solve 0x800704cf.
In this method you will be uninstalling network adaptor drivers and then reinstalling them automatically.
Steps are very simple and can be done by you as we have tried to explain them in easy manner.
Search your PC for “Device Manager.” Or Right click Start button and Open Device manager.
Click on View and select “Show Hidden Devices“.
Expand Network Adapter to see a list of Adapters on your PC.
Now, Uninstall them all One by one. That is it, you have successfully Uninstalled Network adaptors from your system.
Once it is done, you are now required to let your system scan for them automatically and install them on its own. To do so, click on Action and select “Scan for Hardware changes.“
That is all, and You are done with this Method of Uninstalling and Installing Network Adapters.
You should have most probably fixed the 0x800704cf error on your system by now.
0x800704cf Error while Signing In.
If you are getting this error while trying to sign in to your Microsoft store account or One note or OneDrive account, you might want to try the Below steps.
Run Network adaptor Troubleshooter: Press Win+ I key to open settings > Update and security > Troubleshoot from left pane > Additional Troubleshooters.
A new window will open; scroll down a little to find Network Adaptor. Select it and click on Run Troubleshooter.
Now, wait and let the troubleshooter do its thing. Then, apply the fix if found any.