Windows 10 Update Infinite boot Loop (Installing the same Updates Again And Again) 


Microsoft Released patch update KB5021233 (OS Build 19045.2364) for devices running Windows 10 version 22H2. The latest Windows 10 KB5021233 addresses different problems and brings security improvements and a lot more. But as Windows 10 cumulative updates have a long history of failed installs, now a number of users report difficulty to install this update As previous users report KB5021233 update fails to install with error 0x800f0900. Now A new issue (same updates install Again And Again) users report on the Microsoft forum:

Windows 10 Update Infinite Loop

I’m in the infinite loop of the Windows 10 version 22H2 update. It always tells me to reboot to install and then it fails to install, only to repeat over and over and over. How do I get out of this loop??

Many users complain that cumulative update KB5021233 pushes their systems into an infinite reboot loop after the first install. Specifically, even though KB5021233 is listed as successfully installed, the update is once again downloaded and Windows Update requires a reboot to complete the process. The same thing happens over and over again, despite KB5021233 seemingly being installed correctly every time.

There are various reasons that caused windows 10 to install the same updates again and again but the corrupted windows update Database (Software distribution folder – Where windows temporarily download updates before applying them to the system) is the most common reason behind this problem. And almost every user marked reset the update components as the Working solution to fix the windows 10 update infinite loop.

Fix Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop

Microsoft has acknowledged that the issue still persists with a number of Windows 10 users and is currently looking into it. Many of OS users have resolved the Windows 10 infinite Boot loop by rebooting the Windows Update service.

But for those who still looking for solutions to fix the windows 10 Infinite boot loop open the command prompt as administrator And perform the commands below one by one.

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

Ren C: \ Windows \ SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Ren C: \ Windows \ System32 \ catroot2 Catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

Note: These commands will first Stop the windows update service and its related services. Then rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistribution.old ( Where windows store update files If any files in this folder get corrupted this may cause windows updates fail to install.) After that restart the windows update and its related services.

After clearing Buggy update files simply run the windows update troubleshooter to check and fix if any other problem prevents the windows update to download and install. To run the update troubleshooter.

  • Press on the Win + I on the keyboard. It will open the Settings window.
  • Now, Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Find Windows Update and click on it and then click on Run the troubleshooter.
  • Then, Follow onscreen instructions and finish the process.

Run Windows update troubleshooter

Wait a few minutes and let windows update the troubleshooter Diagnose and fix the problems if there are any. Then restart windows to take effect the changes.

Also Temporarily Disable Security Software (antivirus) if installed,

Run the System file checker utility to check and make sure corrupted, missing system files not causing windows updates to install again and again.

Sometimes third-party applications also cause windows updates to fail to install or install the same windows update again and again. Start windows into a clean boot state to check and identify if any third-party application causing the issue.

That’s all now again open windows settings (windows + I), click on Update & Security then select windows update and check for updates. And I am sure this time you will get succeed.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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