How to Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update Installation Issues

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Oct 13, 2016
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Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 cumulative update build 14393.321 to PC users on the latest Anniversary Update. Among other fixes and improvements, the update brought in patches for a number of critical security flaws. As we reported earlier, some of these critical vulnerabilities are zero-days that hackers are already exploiting in massive malvertising campaigns. Making it a crucial update to install on your Windows 10 systems, users reported facing multiple installation issues with the update process. Similar problems? Following methods might help you to fix Windows 10 installation issues with KB3194798.

How to fix Windows 10 KB3194798 issues

Microsoft’s updates to Windows 10 have become synonymous to user worries. Every new update rolled out brings its own set of installation issues. The same is true with Tuesday’s releases. However, unlike before, you cannot simply wait for Microsoft to investigate and fix Windows 10 installation issues.

October’s cumulative updates bring fixes to critical security flaws that threat actors are exploiting in the wild. To stay secure, you should install Windows 10 cumulative update 14393.321 right away. The company has also released security patches to earlier versions of Windows 10.

While the software giant is yet to respond to these problems, here’s how you can try to fix the problem yourself.

Manually download updates to avoid installation problems

Users on the Microsoft’s community forums have reported that manually downloading Windows 10 KB3194798 fixes these issues. The problems appear to stem from the operating system failing to download and decompress the update. When you manually download the patch, you bypass these bugs.

We aren’t sure if this fix works for everyone. But, several users have confirmed that this indeed solves their Windows 10 KB3194798 installation issues. This workaround has also proved to be successful with other previous cumulative updates, so it definitely is worth a try. Download links for direct download:

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Alternatively, you can also try running this script that Microsoft had released to fix Windows 10 KB3194496 (Cumulative Update 14393.222) installation issues. While designed for a previous CU, some users have reported this is indeed fixing the problems with the latest Windows 10 14393.321 too.

Don’t forget to let us know if any of the above workarounds helped you fix Windows 10 KB3194798 installation issues.

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