2023 Fix: Windows 11 Cumulative Update Failed to Download and Install

People cannot download a recent Windows 11 cumulative update due to various error codes or getting stuck at downloading or installing at 0%, 20%, 50%, or 99%. Follow the advice here and completely fix the Windows 11 cumulative update failed to download and install without losing data.

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Updated by Daisy on Jul 20, 2023
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Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Run Update Troubleshooter Select Start > Settings > System > Troubleshoot...Full steps
Fix 2. Make Sure that BITS is Running Click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search...Full steps
Fix 3. Run SFC and DISM Right-click or press and hold Command Prompt...Full steps
Fix 4. Reset Update Components It's kind of a complicated procedure to reset...Full steps
Fix 5. Download Windows 11 KB ISO Here's the direct download link for every...Full steps

Error: Download and Install Windows 11 Cumulative Update Failed

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"Anyone having trouble downloading 2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5010795)? Let me know if you're having trouble also or if this is an isolated thing. I need to get this update to fix the current OS's VPN connection issue."

I've been having trouble with updates in windows 11, specifically the 2022-03 Cumulative Update for KB5011563 (OS Build 22000.593) Preview, which says Install error - 0x800f0922. How to get rid of the problem and resume update?"

"Installing the Windows 11 cumulative update KB5011563 has failed. It keeps getting stuck at 0%, 50%, or 87%...Seems not safe to download right now."

* Which OS build are you running? Check Windows 11 update history to get the most recent cumulative update. (Current version: March 28, 2022—KB5011563 OS Build 22000.593 Preview)

Why Is Windows 11 Cumulative Update Not Installing?

A cumulative update preview build for both Windows 11 and Windows 10 is usually for bug fixes and feature improvements, which is regularly released on the 3rd/4th week of every month. It's significant to keep your Windows up to date to get the most enhanced securities. However, automatic update in the Windows Update settings doesn't always go smoothly. It can be difficult to download the available update the system suggests, or even the download is successful, the Windows 11 installation has failed

Consequences of failing to install a Windows 11 update:

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The "Windows 11 cumulative update failed to download and install" problem can result from insufficient disk space on their devices (e.g. Windows 11 update error 0xC1900101), corrupted systems files, unstable internet connection, or network issues. Anyway, we got fixing methods for you to fix Windows 11 update failed problem, from the initial 2021-12 KB5006674 (OS Build 22000.258) to the latest 2022-03 KB5011563 (OS Build 22000.593) Preview.

Fix 1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

If you get an error code while downloading and installing Windows updates, the Update Troubleshooter can help resolve the problem. 

Step 1. Select Start > Settings > System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters. Next, under Most frequent, select Windows Update > Run.

run windows 11 update troubleshooters

Step 2. When the troubleshooter is finished running, it's a good idea to restart your device.

Step 3. Next, check for new updates. Select Start > Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates, and then install any available updates.

* For How to use Windows Update Troubleshooter in Windows 10, check the linked page.

Fix 2. Check Background Intelligent Transfer Services are Running

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is used by programmers and system administrators to download files from or upload files to HTTP web servers and SMB file shares. BITS can be used by Windows to download updates to your local system.

Step 1. Click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search text area, and then click services.msc in the programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

Step 2. Double-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service. If the Startup status lists Stopped, click Start and then click OK. If the status is Running, right-click then select Restart.

make sure the background intelligent service is running

Step 3. Double-click Windows Update. If the Startup status lists Stopped, click Start and then click OK. If the status is Running, right-click then select Restart.

Fix 3. Run SFC and DISM to Repair System Corruption

System File Checker is a utility in Windows that checks for problems with files on your computer. To run it, follow these steps:

Step 1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Command Prompt, and right-click or press and hold Command Prompt (Desktop app) from the list of results. Select Run as administrator, and then select Yes.

Step 2. Type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth (note the space before each "/"), and then press Enter. (Note: This step may take a few minutes to start and up to 30 minutes to complete.)

Step 3. After you see a message that says "The operation completed successfully," type sfc /scannow (note the space between "sfc" and "/") and press Enter.

run sfc and dism command

Step 4. After you see a message that says, "Verification 100% complete," type exit.

Fix 4. Reset Windows Update Components

Windows update is an important component of Windows, by which we can get security patches, known bugs fixed, new drivers for the hardware devices installed in the computer, major updates and upgrades (As every KB update in Windows 11 provides). But some issues, generally related directly or indirectly to some corruption in system files, windows update may not work properly. Resetting Windows update components is a significant fix for Windows 11 cumulative updates unable to download or install.

It's kind of complicated procedure to reset Windows update components, and the steps are quite long to follow in most websites' tutorials, including the Microsoft guide. So far, the easiest guide we think 80% of people can follow is on tenforums.com - How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 10. As we verified, the guide is applicable to Windows 11, too.

Fix 5. Download Windows 11 Cumulative Update ISO for Clean Install

At last, the most effective way to fix the in-place update failure of a cumulative update for Windows 11 is to install if offline.

Here's the direct download link for every available cumulative update preview for Windows 11 for x64-based systems:

Microsoft Update Catalog

cumulative update iso direct download links

Step 1. Open the link, type KB5011563 for example, and hit Search.

Step 2. Choose the right version according to the Title information, and click Download.

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How to Prevent Windows 11 Cumulative Update Failure from Ruining Your Computer

The cumulative update is a frequent release each month. On one hand, getting the update is good for security enhancement and performance improvement. On the other hand, installing a downloaded update can be suspended or interrupted by many potential factors. If some are lucky, a resume or restart can solve the trouble, but some can experience a serious computer shutdown and complete death issue.

Rather than mending the issue after a failed update, preparing a working system backup image is more significant and helpful.

A backup of a working system state, along with programs and data, is useful for the prevention of OS crashes, data loss, and ultimate situations that need disaster recovery.

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For the first time to create any backup, create a bootable rescue media in advance. It lets you perform a system recovery or data recovery even on an inaccessible computer.

Step 1. Prepare a USB drive which can be written and read.

Create emergency disk

Step 2. Launch and install EaseUS Todo Backup on the Computer B.

Step 3. Find and click "Tools" and choose "Create Emergency Disk".

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Step 4. Choose the Boot disk location. You can create an ISO file, a bootable USB or CD/DVD disc.

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Step 5. Then click "Create" to start.

FAQ on Windows 11 Cumulative Update Failed to Download and Install

1. What do I do if my Windows 11 update is stuck?

You can do a few things if your Windows 11 update is stuck. First, try restarting your computer and then checking for updates again. If that doesn't work, you can try using the Microsoft Update Troubleshooter tool to fix any problems that may be preventing Windows Updates from working correctly. Finally, if all else fails, you can always try manually installing the update yourself.

2. How do I fix a corrupt Windows 11 update?

If you believe that your Windows 11 update is corrupt, you can try using the Microsoft Update Troubleshooter tool to fix any problems that may be preventing Windows Updates from working properly. You can also try manually installing the update yourself.

3. Is a cumulative update for Windows 11 necessary?

Cumulative updates for Windows 11 are not necessary, but they can help improve the stability and security of your computer. If you are having problems with your computer, you may want to consider installing a cumulative update. However, if your computer is working fine, you probably don't need to install one.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Jean

Jean has been working as a professional website editor for quite a long time. Her articles focus on topics of computer backup, data security tips, data recovery, and disk partitioning. Also, she writes many guides and tutorials on PC hardware & software troubleshooting. She keeps two lovely parrots and likes making vlogs of pets. With experience in video recording and video editing, she starts writing blogs on multimedia topics now.

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