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Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4524570 Failed to Install Error



Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4524570 was rolled out recently by Microsoft. This update was pushed to Windows 10 users running 1909 and 1903 updates. However, as of this writing, quite a lot of users has surfaced, claiming that they are having errors when trying to install this update.


The Error Message:

Updates Failed, There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later

Along with that error message, error codes such as 0x80073701 and 0x8009001d comes up while installing the updates.

Microsoft has acknowledged the failed installation error on this cumulative update and have released a fix last November 12, 2019. Some users found a solution in the workaround that Microsoft has provided but quite a number of them still encounter the same error.

We are hoping that Microsoft will find a definitive solution to this update issue but while waiting you can try these troubleshooting methods and techniques. They might keep the error at bay and let you go on with the update without an issue.

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About Windows 10 November 2019 KB4524570 Update


Windows 10 KB4524570 update or version 1909 brings a number of security updates including important fixes for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

The update rollout took place in stages, which means that Microsoft automatically releases the update via Windows Update for more devices when compatibility checks are completed.

Method 1 – Workaround Suggested by Microsoft

  1. Select the start button and type cmd
  2. Right click or long press on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  3. If you receive a User Access Control (UAC) dialog for Windows Command Processor stating, “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”, select Yes.
  4. Type or copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt window:
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup
  5. Wait for the command to complete.
  6. Restart your device.
  7. Try checking for updates again.

Method 2 – Reset Windows Update

reset windows update tool

Open command prompt as administrator.

You need to stop these services one by one clicking Enter after each command.

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • then rename “updates” folders by:
  • ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • then you need to start the services:
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

Method 3 – Start Windows in Clean Boot State

Running your PC on Clean Boot can also be helpful when you encounter Windows update errors. By doing this, you can find any third party software that might be causing conflict with downloading and installing the updates.

Here’s how to do this:

  1. Go to the search box > type msconfig
  2. Select System Configuration > go to Services tab
  3. Select Hide all Microsoft services > Disable all
  4. Go to Startup tab > Open Task Manager > Disable all the unnecessary services running.
  5. Restart your computer and check for updates.

Method 4 – Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Runing the Windows Update Troubleshooter tool usually helps find out the culprits that cause prevents Windows update from being installed.

To run the update troubleshooter, follow these:

  • Open the Settings app by pressing on the Windows + I on the keyboard.
  • Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Find Windows Update and click on it and then click on Run the troubleshooter.
  • Then, Follow onscreen instructions and finish the process.

After several minutes, Windows Update Troubleshooter will finish diagnosing the issue and might implement a fix to the problems if there are any. You can now try to run Windows KB4524570 update again (click here to download) and see if this method has helped you overcome the error.

Wrapping It Up

If by doing the above troubleshooting methods did not give you a solution to KB4524570 update failed to install error, then all we have to do is wait for the official patch from Microsoft to completely get rid of this error. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



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