Microsoft has released Update KB5026361 and KB5026362 on Windows 10 to boost performance and maintain smooth operation. These updates bring new features and fix security fixes. Furthermore, it fixes various issues with Xbox Adaptive Controller, Microsoft Edge, Windows Hello authentication, and more.
If you are encountering issues in installing KB5026361 and KB5026362 on Windows 10, you can follow this article. Here we have listed some solutions that will help you get over the issue and install the latest updates on your system. Then let’s have a look.
Fix 1: Restart the PC
The prime attempt to smoothly install the Update KB5026361 and KB5026362 on Windows 10 is restarting the system. This is a basic process, but it is very effective sometimes, as it erases most minor bugs from the system and helps to operate the system effectively.
Fix 2: Run Update Troubleshooter
Sometimes simply troubleshooting the Windows update service will help to install Update KB5026361 and KB5026362 on your Windows 10. To do so,
- Open the Settings menu on your system and click on Update & Settings option.
- Then choose the option Troubleshooter from the right pane and choose the Other troubleshooters link.
- Now find Windows Update and click on Run the troubleshooter button beside it and proceed with the process.
- Finally, you can retry to install the update on your system and check the result.
Fix 3: Install Update Assistant
You can also check and install Update Assistant to resolve Update KB5026361 and KB5026362 not installing issues on your Windows 10. To do so,
- Open Windows 10 Update Assistant page and go to the Update Assistant section.
- Then click on the Update now button, download and install the file on your system and retry to update your system.
Fix 4: Install Media Creation Tool
In some cases, reinstalling the Update KB5026361 and KB5026362 on your system will help you to run the latest update installation process successfully. To do so,
- Open the Windows 10 Media Creation page and locate the Installation Media section.
- Then click on the Download button, download and install the file and retry to update your system.
Fix 5: Reset Windows Update Component
If there is any issue with the Windows Update Component you will not be able to update your Windows system. Here you should reset Windows Update Component and retry to update your system. To do so,
- Open Command Prompt Screen ( type “cmd” in the deskbar search box), then type the following commands 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
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
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start msiserver
net start cryptsvc
net start appidsvc
- Finally, you might be able to update your Windows to the latest version.
Fix 6: Delete SoftwareDistribution Folder Files
Another attempt to install Update KB5026361 and KB5026362 on Windows 10 is deleting the SoftwareDistribution Folder Files from the system. To do so,
- Launch the Services screen (type ‘services’ in the desktop search box), and choose and right-click on the Windows Update option.
- Now select the Stop option and open the File Explorer window.
- Then choose C:\Windows-> SoftwareDistribution, remove the folder and retry to update your system.
Fix 7: Use Microsoft Update Catalog
If all else fails in your case, you can update your system using the Microsoft Update Catalog. To do so,
- Open the Microsoft Update Catalog page, and in the search box, type Update “KB5026361” or “KB5026362.”
- Then download the compatible file from the next screen, install it on your system, and you are done.
These are the reliable and quick fixes in case Update KB5026361 and KB5026362 failed to Install on Windows 10. You need a stable and uninterrupted internet connection to complete the update process.