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Microsoft released last Friday an update of its version 1607 of Windows 10 Anniversary Update v 1607, which would have put some Windows 10 PCs in a reboot loop. The cumulative update KB3194496 that your Windows 10 updated for Build 14393.222 has completed some devices after several failed installation attempts. The message received is usually:
(1) Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 for systems based on x64 (KB3194496) failed
Users affected by the failed installation brought their disappointment to the Microsoft Insider forum, where the discussion now extends to more than 25 pages.
Meanwhile, Jason from the Microsoft Insider program posted a statement in the forum saying :
Teams have reviewed this issue and believe the cause has been found. Looks like it’s only affecting a subset of insiders. The right team is developing a patch and as soon as we have all the details, we will publish that information. For your machines concerned, it is no longer necessary to try the installation. He’ll keep failing.
We worked hard on this problem and we completed a cleanup script that fixes the underlying problem that prevents the installation of KB3194496 (cumulative update 14393.222) for affected users. Your patience in research and further work is greatly appreciated. Thank you as always and stay tuned!
Although Microsoft seems to be working on a solution, here are some tips from AirportsFan that can help you install Windows 10 Build 14393.222 on your Windows 10 PC.
UPDATE: Download this script from Microsoft to solve problems related to installing KB3194496 Cumulative Update 14393.222.
Install Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3194496
1] Disable XblGameSaveTask &XblGameSaveTaskLogon Scheduled Tasks & Delete Registration Key
Step 1: Go to Start Task Scheduler type and press Enter.
Step 2 : Under Task Scheduler > Expand Task Scheduler Library, then expand Microsoft to click the XbIGameSave folder.
Step 3: Navigate to the right, right click XblGameSaveTask and select Disable. Also disable XblGameSaveTaskLogon. Close the task scheduler.
Step 4 : Go to Start type Execute to open execution order. Enter the following and press Enter :
Delete both files : XblGameSaveTask and XblGameSaveTaskLogon
Step 5: Go to Startup Type Run to open the Run command.
Type regedit and click OK to open the registry. You may need to run as administrator to open the registry.
Step 6 : In the Registry Editor, navigate to the next path :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Schedule TaskCache Tree Microsoft XblGameSave
Step 7: Right-click and delete subkeys : XblGameSaveTask and XblGameSaveTaskLogin as shown below.
Step 8: Close the register. Open Settings > Update and Security. Click Check for updates and reinstall the update.
Use the above method to install Windows 10 Build 14393.222 on your device. This method has worked for many users. After installing the update, the registry entries you have deleted should be displayed again.
2] By installing the latest version
This is another solution where you can directly get the latest version.
Step 1: Access the Get Windows 10 website by clicking here.
Step 2 : Click Download tool now.
(Step 3 : When you run the tool, select Upgrade this PC now and choose whether you want to keep everything (files, applications and settings). This means that the update is applied directly without affecting the installed programs. You can also use the tool to create and install a bootable USB stick however, no USB stick is required if you are using Upgrade this PC now.
Bypass solution from Microsoft Answers.
So could you install Cumulative Update KB3194496 and upgrade to Windows 10 build 14393.222? If not, let us know if this workaround has helped you.
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