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How to fix Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install

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2016-06-15 16:14:22 Posted by Hattie to Backup Resource

Summary:
Here are a few possible ways to fix Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install issues. Read to learn how to fix KB3163018 failed to install with “Undoing changes” and other error messages.

Overview of Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install issue

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 cumulative update KB3163018 & KB3163017 a few hours ago, and it turns out that just like the previous CUs such as KB3156421, KB3147458, KB3140768, KB3140743, these new Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install on a number of PCs. This is how one of the users said:

"When trying to update Windows 10 KB3163018, it fails to install and I get this:
'We couldn’t complete the updates
Undoing changes
Don’t turn off your computer'
and a rollback. Just like with the previous patches."

Like the above cases, the most common report reveals that KB3163018 fails to install and then the installer undoes changes to get users back to the desktop. Windows Update then re-attempts to install the same update, so PCs are pushed into some kind of update loop. Now, let's learn a few possible ways to fix KB3163018 fails to install problem and get the new Windows 10 update installed in your PC. As low disk space can also cause KB3163018 fails to install error, so please make sure that you have enough free disk space for KB3163018 before trying the following solutions.

Possible solutions to fix Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install issue

Run troubleshooter to fix KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install problem

Some users who have encountered Windows 10 KB3163018 fail to install problem suggested Windows update troubleshooter as a solution, and it was actually helpful to some users. Now, let’s see how to do it:

1. Go to Search, type troubleshooter and open Troubleshooting
2. Select View All from the left pane
3. Open Windows Update troubleshooter, and follow further instructions
4. Restart your computer, and try to install KB3163018 once again to check if you have successfully fixed the installation problem. 

Fix KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install by uninstalling the update

If you are lucky enough, you will successfully fix Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install issue with the above method. Otherwise, you might need to stuck into some kind of update loop that can’t be stopped. If it happens, we recommend you to uninstall Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 and manually hide the update. It is the best way to avoid Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install before an efficient solution coming out.

To uninstall KB3163018 & KB3163017, follow steps:

Open Settings and navigate to Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options > View your update history. You will see the update that is causing trouble (In this case, KB3163018 & KB3163017), select it from the list and click on “Uninstall“.

uninstall KB3163018 to fix KB3156421 fails to install issue

To hide KB3163018 & KB3163017 update in Windows Update Troubleshooter, follow steps:

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Windows Update icon.
2. After Windows Updates or you check for updates, click/tap on the .....update(s) is available link.
3. Right click or press and hold on a listed Windows Update that you want to hide, then click/tap on Hide Update.
4. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes or enter the administrator's password.
5.You will now notice that the now hidden Windows Update is grayed out. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to hide another Windows Update. When done, click/tap on OK. 

hide KB3163018 update to fix KB3156421 fails to install issue

Fix KB3163018 & KB3163017 fails to install by reverting back to previous Windows version

Except for uninstalling KB3163018 update, you can also choose to go back to the Windows previous version to fix KB3163018 failed to install problem. This method is also helpful to fix other issues of Windows 10 KB3163018 & KB3163017 update.

To go back to the Windows previous version to fix KB3163018 fails to install issue:

Open the Start screen or Start menu and select Settings. Navigate to Update & security > Recovery. Click or tap the “Get started” button under “Go back to an earlier build” to uninstall Windows 10 KB3163018 and go back to the version you were using previously.

And you can also choose to use EaseUS free backup software to backup computer before major Windows 10 update. So you can easily and quickly restore your system & data from the backup image if KB3163018 fails to install happened during the update process. 

 

 

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