Windows 10's latest update issue isn't a bug but a feature – to test your patience

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Microsoft has offered a solution for wide reports of issues from Windows 10 users attempting to instal nan latest cumulative update.

Users took to online chat boards to vent their frustrations complete nan KB5031356 update failing to install. Many said they were presented pinch nan 8007000D (ERROR_INVALID_DATA) correction code, which indicates Windows Update requires a record but it's either damaged aliases missing.

Responding to nan claims, Microsoft acknowledged nan number of reports it received, adding that users whitethorn spot first advancement aft starting nan update, which past fails to complete.

The suggested solution is to usage nan Known Issue Rollback (KIR) characteristic and while this is disposable to endeavor users, they'll person to hold for Microsoft to merchandise a argumentation to reside nan problem.

KIR was first introduced successful 2019 and helps Windows automatically callback updates while a imperishable solution is devised.

Microsoft said connected Friday, October 13, that non-managed devices, arsenic good arsenic user devices, whitethorn person to hold 48 hours for nan solution to propagate automatically, while offering nary timeline for erstwhile nan KIR argumentation will beryllium released.

Once nan KIR argumentation is released arsenic an MSI file, Windows admins tin configure Group Policy to propagate nan resolution.

Microsoft hasn't committed to a deadline for erstwhile this KIR argumentation will beryllium released aliases moreover established a wide timeframe for rolling retired KIR policies aft identifying a peculiar issue.

However, successful nan KIR lawsuit study Microsoft highlights connected its website, based connected an April 2020 incident involving KB4550945 and tons of angry gamers not being capable to play aft installing nan update, Microsoft was capable to merchandise a KIR argumentation wrong 24 hours.

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For those who want to velocity things along, Microsoft besides suggested opening Command Prompt arsenic administrator and executing a reconstruct bid with: Dism /online /cleanup-image /RestoreHealth. After it's complete, adjacent nan windows, past effort to hunt for Windows updates again.

What went wrong?

Shortly aft nan KB5031356 cumulative update was released connected October 10, bringing pinch it an assortment of updates, including Patch Tuesday's information fixes and mitigations for nan Rapid Reset DDoS exploit, users reported wide-ranging issues.

Some cited a wide capacity slowdown and inconsistent connectivity, while others reported missing drivers, and reboot loops, but overmuch of nan discontent came from those encountering 8007000D errors.

A communal problem facing Windows 10 22H2 and 21H2 users was nan updates "jamming" astatine unpredictable points passim nan completion process. 

Some reported not being capable to get past 30 percent completion aft waiting for longer than 24 hours, others sewage adjacent to 100 percent, and those who were capable to complete it often recovered themselves pinch nan aforementioned capacity issues. ®