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Solutions: KB3176934 Breaks Powershell, Fails to Install, Stuck Problems

2016-08-25 16:31:50 Posted by Jean to Partition Manager

New problems for Windows 10 cumulative update KB3176934/KB3176936 were reported, it breaks Powershell, fails to install, stuck at checking for updates, keeps updating and failing...Try to fix KB3176934 update problems or choose to uninstall/remove KB3176934 update off from your PC and wait for the next release if nothing is going to fix major issues.

On August 23, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 cumulative update KB3176934 that brings anniversary update to build number 14393.82, which hopefully fixes PC freezing problem. Till now, the majority group installed the update, it seems that the Skype webcams issue has no luck to be solved by it. Instead, quite a large number of users reported a serious new issue that has never occurred to the earlier cumulative updates so far.

Powershell Issue in KB3176934 Cumulative Update Has Solved

Microsoft's KB3176934 update is reported to break Powershell DSC operations, which crashed people's expectation of a bug clearance update for long. Fortunately, Powershell issue in KB3176934 was immediately solved in the Windows Powershell Blog.

"Due to a missing .MOF file in the build package, the update breaks DSC. All DSC operations will result in an "Invalid Property" error. If you are using DSC from or on any Windows client, take the following steps:

Uninstall the update if already installed...

If using WSUS, do not approve the update. Otherwise, Use Group Policy to set the 'Configure Automatic Updates' to '2 -- Notify for download and notify for install'... A fix for this issue will be included in the next Windows update which is due out 8/30/2016."

Other KB3176934 Update Problems: Fails to Install, Undoing Changes, Unable to Restart, Stuck in Downloading Process...

And the old topic still goes in KB3176934 patch, each Windows 10 cumulative update keeps updating and failing problem happened again as soon as KB3176934 was released. The troubleshooting methods are recommended from easy to complicated, which best applied from average users to advanced users.

1. KB3176934 fails to install

low disk space issue - low disk space warning is one of the most common causes for KB3176934 cumulative update fails to install on PC. Insufficient disk space would make update installation interrupted, and this update failure error can be easily fixed by EaseUS partition magic software, of its "Resize/move partition" feature. Once your disk space is extended, retry downloading KB3176934.

extend system partition to fix KB3176934 fails to install problem

Error codes - Usually, Windows 10 update failure will send users a specific error code, implying a generic fault. You don't have to figure out the exact meaning of the error code, run Windows Troubleshooter to troubleshoot the error.

  • Press Windows + X and select Control panel.
  • Type troubleshooter in the search box and click Troubleshooting.
  • Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Updates.

2. KB3176934 stuck at downloading or working on updates

If KB3176934 stuck at downloading process for over half an hour, like stuck at working on updates, simply download the standalone installer and install it by yourself.

Windows 10 1607 14393.82 x64: Windows10.0-KB3176934-x64.msu (264Mb)
Windows 10 1607 14393.82 x32: Windows10.0-KB3176934-x86.msu (145Mb)

3. KB3176934 update file corrupted

If Windows update won't go further, something might happen to the update file itself. Clearing the folder where all of the update files are stored will force Windows Update to download a fresh. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and press CTRL+A to select everything and then press Delete to remove everything within the Download folder. Note that do not delete the folder itself.

4. Other KB3176934 problem issues

If none of the methods above fixes your KB3176934 update problem, try to reset Windows 10 Update components. By doing so, create a new text document, copy and paste the below code in it. Save the file with the name "WUReset.bat" (including quotes). Now Right-click on the WUReset.bat file and select "Run as Administrator". Now restart your computer. After restart, try to install KB3176934 again.

echo Simple Script to Reset / Clear Windows Update
attrib -h -r -s %windir%\system32\catroot2
attrib -h -r -s %windir%\system32\catroot2\*.*
net stop wuauserv
net stop CryptSvc
net stop BITS
ren %windir%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old
ren %windir%\SoftwareDistribution sold.old
ren “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\application data\Microsoft\Network\downloader” downloader.old
net Start BITS
net start CryptSvc
net start wuauserv
echo Task completed successfully…