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Workaround: Windows 10 Build 14393.222 with KB3194496 Fail to Install

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2016-10-08 17:17:51 Posted by Jeff to Backup Resource

This page offers confirmed solutions and workarounds to fix Windows 10 build 14393.222 with cumulative update KB3194496 fail to install problem. Hope at least one method will work.

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3194496 Fails to Install

Windows 10 cumulative update KB3194496 has released, and brought build number to 14393.222, with no new operating system features included. However, the tons of bug fixes have pushed users to install the update immediately. According to the feedbacks during these days since the KB3194496 came out, we found the major problem is still about installation error, and most people failed to install Windows 10 build 14393.222 with cumulative update KB3194496.

The exact errors on KB3194496 update on Windows 10 are:

- "Windows update proceeds slow, later says 'we cannot install update' and then reverses itself."

- "KB3194496 goes to around 85% for hours and says 'we were unable to complete the update'."

- "Working on updates and won't proceed at 99%, it shows:
We couldn't complete the updates
Undoing changes
Don't turn off your computer
Upon rebooting and logging back in, Windows Event Viewer records the following in the system log:
Event 20, WindowsUpdateClient:
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x800F0922: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x-6-based Systems (KB3194496)."

In fact, more issues were reported for Windows 10 KB3194496 fails to install, and some say that KB3194496 update causes proxy problems. It's now quite urgent to find effective solutions to troubleshoot the update failure & errors.

Solution 1. Run Windows Troubleshooter

Step 1. Press Windows + X and select Control panel.
Step 2. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting.
Step 3. Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Updates.

Solution 2. Disable XblGameSaveTask

Step 1. Open Start type Task Scheduler and press Enter.
Step 2. Expand Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft.
Step 3. Select XblGameSave.
Step 4. On the right side, right-click XblGameSaveTask, and select Disable.
Step 5. Right-click XblGameSaveTaskLogon and select Disable.

disable Windows 10 build 14393.222 xblgamesave task scheduler
Step 6. Close the Task Scheduler.
Step 7. Use the Windows key + E keyboard shortcut to open File Explorer.
Step 8. Navigate the following path: C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\XblGameSave
Step 9. Delete both files: XblGameSaveTask and XblGameSaveTaskLogon.

delete XblGameSaveTask and XblGameSaveTaskLogon
Step 10. Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
Step 11. Type Regedit in search and Run as Administrator.
Step 12. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\XblGameSave
Step 13. Right-click and delete the subkeys: XblGameSaveTask and XblGameSaveTaskLogin.

delete Windows 10 build 14393.222 xblgamesave task scheduler
Step 14. Close the Registry.
Step 15. Open Settings.
Step 16. Click on Update & security.
Step 17. Click on Check for updates and try to install the update again.

Solution 3. Delete update files and force a fresh Windows 10 KB3194496 install

Step 1. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

delete updates folder
Step 2. Open Download folder and delete everything inside the folder
Step 3. Restart PC and download updates again.

Solution 4. Do system restore

This method applies to the error: "Preparing To Configure Windows. Please Do Not Turn Off Your Computer."

Step 1. Hold down the power button and switch off your machine
Step 2. Restart your computer and just before windows boots hit the F8 button
Step 3. Boot into safe mode
Step 4. login (if necessary)
Step 5. Make sure that any virus scanners at this point are disabled before continuing
Step 6. Click “Start” > “Accessories” > “System Restore”
Step 7. Click “Next”
Step 8. Pick an earlier restore point and then click next.
Step 9. Click next and follow the prompts and it will start a system restore
Step 10. wait till your computer does this System Restore process
Step 11. Regardless of whether the system restore process fails or passes it should now get you out being stuck at “Preparing To Configure Windows. Please Do Not Turn Off Your Computer.”
Step 12. login if required
Step 13 Disable Virus Scanner before moving on
Step 14. Run windows update
Step 15. now it should run without any problems

Solution 5. Clean Install Windows 10 build 14393.222 with KB3194496 with direct download links

NOTE: This workaround is kind of risky. You may lose data files on your PC. It's highly recommended to backup PC in advance and protect your important documents, pictures and other materials. Download EaseUS free backup software, and quickly backup computer before clean install Windows 10. Then, click the following links to manually download and clean install Windows 10 build 14393.222 with cumulative update KB3194496, and solve the problem of installation failed.

>>Click here: Windows 10 cumulative update KB3194496 CAB Files x64 link 

>>Click here: Windows 10 cumulative update KB3194496 CAB Files x86 link 

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