If you’ve recently experienced a Windows 10 cumulative update installation failure, you need to tell you that you’re not alone. Over the past few months, users have been reporting that Windows 10 updates, including security and optional updates released Tuesday by the patch, have been uninstalled on platforms such as Microsoft Support, Reddit, and Twitter.
Microsoft released a cumulative update of KB4524570 on Patch Tuesday in November. However, then Windows 10 May 2019 and Windows 10 November 2019 users were unable to install the cumulative update in the community. Error codes such as 0x80073701 and 0x8009001d appear.
It is worth noting that Microsoft has acknowledged that there is an installation issue with this cumulative update. According to support ingress, while most of the installation issues were resolved on November 12, some users still have problems.
“The installation of these updates may fail, and you may receive an error message after ‘Update failed, there was a problem installing some updates, but we’ll try again later’ or ‘Error’ in the Windows Update dialog box or in the update history,” the support document reads. 0x80073701′.”
Microsoft says the problem has been solved by most users. For those who still have failed installations, Microsoft provided a temporary solution a few days ago:
Open the Start menu or Search, and then type cmd to open the command prompt.
Run the command prompt as an administrator.
In the Command Prompt window, copy and paste the following commands:
dism / online / cleanup-image / startcomponentcleanup
Wait a few minutes and then restart the system
Check for updates again.
It’s unclear how many users are affected by the issue, but Microsoft has marked it as “resolved” in supporting documentation, and Microsoft may not fix the problem later. If you’re still experiencing this type of problem, it’s a good idea to reinstall Windows 10 or wait until you have the appropriate fixes in place.