#Windows10 #Microsoft – How to Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3194496 Installation Issues : Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 cumulative update KB3194496 for computers running 1607 last week, but as we reported recently, there are plenty of users out there who are experiencing problems when trying to install it.
While this isn’t surprising at all given the fact that similar issues were spotted with many other cumulative updates, Microsoft has already confirmed that it’s investigating reports and that a fix is on its way.
Fortunately, someone on the Microsoft Community forums has found a workaround for this problem in order to successfully install the cumulative update on any Windows 10 computer.
What you need to do is to fire up File Explorer and delete the entire folder at the following location (administrator privileges are needed, so make sure you are logged in with an admin account):
After that, launch the Registry Editor by typing regedit.exe in the Start menu and delete the following registry key – once again, administrator privileges are needed to do this:
According to users who have already tried this, all you need to do next is to launch Windows Update once again and try to download and install the cumulative update. Everything should be running correctly and the update should install just fine on all Windows 10 devices.
For the moment, only users who absolutely want to install the cumulative update should turn to this workaround, as Microsoft itself is expected to deliver a fix in the coming days or weeks. A new cumulative update will certainly land on October 11 when Microsoft is “celebrating” Patch Tuesday, so it’s not yet clear if a fix could be released in the meantime or the company could wait until next week to deliver it.
Other than that, Redmond itself says there’s no point in trying to install this cumulative update if it already failed because it’ll do the same every time until a fix is provided. source:softpedia