How to Fix Update KB5013942 Not Installing on Windows 10

Microsoft recently released the latest Update KB5013942 to Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2. This update includes various security enhancements and non-security changes to your Windows system as part of simplifying the system experience. However, this update improves the serviceability of Secure Boot components; it fixes the black screen issue during the logging in and out and Kerberos errors. Unfortunately, a few users complained that they failed to install the Update KB5013942 on their system and are concerned about it.

If you’re having difficulties installing Update KB5013942 on your Windows 10, this post will allow you to walk you through all of the fixes for installing the troublesome update. Anyway, we’ve compiled a list of practical and quick methods in this post to assist you in installing Update KB5013942 on Windows. Let’s have a look then.

Fix 1: Run Update Troubleshooter

The first step to repairing the Update KB5013942 not installing on your Windows 10 system is to run the built-in Windows Update troubleshooter tool on the system. To do so, 

  • Firstly, press Windows + I simultaneously and open the Settings menu.
  • In the Settings screen, select the Update & Security option.
  • Then click the Troubleshooter option and select the Additional troubleshooters link from the right pane menu.
  • On the next screen, locate and select the Windows Update option and click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Finally, restart the system and retry to install the latest update.

Fix 2: Run Update Assistant

Sometimes installing the Windows 10 Update Assistant feature will help you to install the Update KB5013942 on your Windows 10 without any complications. To do so, 

  • Firstly, launch the web browser, and go to the Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage.Windows 10 Update Assistant
  • In the newly opened window, click on the Update now button and continue the process by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Finally, restart the system and try again to install the latest update smoothly. 

Fix 3: Use Microsoft Update Catalog

If you encounter issues while installing the latest Update KB5013942 automatically, then you may need to install it manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. To do so, 

  • Firstly, launch your browser and go to the Microsoft Update Catalog webpage. Microsoft Update Catalog
  • Then in the search box, type Update KB5013942 and press the OK button.
  • Now from the new screen, you can select and download the update on your system.
  • Finally, restart the system and check whether you can install the update successfully or not.

Fix 4: Install Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Another way to install the Update KB5013942 seamlessly on your Windows 10 is to install the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. To do so, 

  • Firstly, launch the web browser on your screen, and move on to the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool 10 media creation tool
  • On the new screen, under the Create Windows 10 Installation Media section, click on the Download tool now tab.
  • Once the process gets completed, restart the system and retry to install the latest update.

Fix 5: Disconnect External Hardware

External devices connected to your system may sometimes interfere with your system operation and prevent you from installing Update KB5013942 on Windows 10. In this case, you must disconnect all external devices from your PC, including USB drives and other hardware. Once done, restart the computer and try again to install the discussed update.

Fix 6: Reset Windows Update Component

In most cases, simply resetting all Windows Update Components may eliminate all issues that prevent you from installing the Update KB5013942 on your Windows 10. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type ‘cmd’ in the search box and open the Command Prompt window with Admin privilege.
  • In the new window, type the following commands in the text space and press Enter,

SC config trustedinstaller start=auto

 net stop bits

 net stop wuauserv

 net stop msiserver

 net stop cryptsvc

 net stop appidsvc

 Ren %Systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

 Ren %Systemroot%\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

 regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll

 regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dl

l regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll

 netsh winsock reset

 netsh winsock reset proxy

 rundll32.exe pnpclean.dll,RunDLL_PnpClean /DRIVERS /MAXCLEAN

 dism /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth

 dism /Online /Cleanup-image /CheckHealth

 dism /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth

 dism /Online /Cleanup-image /StartComponentCleanup

 Sfc /ScanNow 

net start bits

 net start wuauserv

 net start msiserver

 net start cryptsvc

 net start appidsvc

  • If you executed all the above commands, exit from the screen, restart the system and retry to install the latest update.

Fix 7: Free Up Drive Space

If you’re having trouble installing Update KB5013942, make sure you have enough space on your PC to install it. If not, you’ll need to delete a few unneeded files or applications from your system to make room for the new update’s installation.

These are all about the Update KB5013942 not installing on Windows 10 issue and its fixes. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.