Microsoft releases fix for broken Windows 10 update

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Last week, we reported about a broken Windows 10 Cumulative Update released by Microsoft to Windows 10 users and Insiders in the Release Preview ring. To be specific, Microsoft released KB3194496 to Windows 10 Anniversary ?Update (aka Version 1607) users, which brought build number of the OS up to 14393.222. Quite a lot of users were having trouble installing the update, and some reported that Windows 10 kept trying to automatically install the update and constantly failed. Following the reports, Microsoft provided a temporary workaround for the issue which allowed users to install the update. However, Microsoft today released a “proper” fix for this issue which will now allow users to install Windows 10 Build 14393.222 on their machine.

It is worth mentioning that the fix isn’t applied automatically. If you were unable to install the update, you’ll have to download a script from the official Microsoft website and run it on your computer. Once you run the script, the issue should be fixed. Once the issue is fixed, users will have to check for updates on Windows Update and the update should install just fine.

Keep in mind that the issue didn’t affect all users — only some users running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607) were affected. If you were affected by the issue, go ahead and download the fix from here and the issue should be fixed.