Windows 10 update KB5019959 Failed to Install? Lets fix it

Here is how to troubleshoot and resolve the most frequent windows update problems on Windows 10.

Microsoft regularly releases Windows updates to improve the overall performance, integrate new features, and patch security vulnerabilities. Recently the company has released a new cumulative update KB5019959 for the latest windows 10 version 22H2 with various bug fixes, and security and reliability improvements. On the devices already running the latest Windows 10 version 22H2, KB5019959 update download and install automatically and you need to restart your PC to apply them.

Windows update failed to install on windows 10

However, for different reasons, sometimes you might experience problems installing windows updates such as windows 10 update KB5019959 is stuck 100 downloading. Or When attempting to do so, Windows Update would begin to download the update and eventually display an error code such as 0x8024000b, 0x80070026, 0x800f0988, 0x80073701, along with many others.

Can’t install the windows 10 KB5019959 update

So what causes, Windows 10 update failed to install? There are several reasons why Windows updates keep failing: Corrupt Update Files, Limited Space on Your Drive, slow internet connection, and Third-party security software conflict are some common ones.

Well, if Windows Update failed to install or will not download in Windows 10 or shows an error on your device Here are a few effective windows update troubleshooting tips apply to fix the most frequent windows update problems on Windows 10.

How to fix Windows Update problems on windows 10

Sometimes several updates might queue and try to run at the same time, causing Windows update failure. We recommend restart your computer that refreshes the OS, and clearing temporary glitches that may present there and cause the windows updates stuck 100 or fails to install. Once you reboot your system check for windows updates again and that probably fixes the problem.

Check and make sure you have a working internet connection to download windows update files from the Microsoft server. To confirm the same, Press Windows + R, type ping google.com -t and click ok and confirm you’re getting a reply without any packet loss.

Temporarily disable third-party antivirus protection and disconnect from VPN (if configured)

Sometimes, connected peripheral devices may cause conflicts and be the reason why Windows is unable to update. We recommend disconnecting the USB flash drive, in addition, remove the printer, and external HDD webcams, reboot your machine and then try to run the Windows update again

Run the Windows update troubleshooter

Microsoft ships Windows 10 with a number of built-in troubleshooting tools that automatically detect and fix different problems with windows 10. Run the build in windows update troubleshooter can help diagnose and resolve common problems with Windows Updates.

The Windows Update Troubleshooter identify and resolves many of Windows Update errors

  • Right-click on the start menu select settings,
  • Click on Update & Security then Troubleshoot.
  • Click the Additional troubleshooter link (refer to the image below)

  • Next, Under the “Get up and running” section, select the Windows Update option.
  • Click the Run the troubleshooter button and follow the on-screen instructions,
  • Let the troubleshooter diagnose and resolve any issue that it finds once done restart your PC and check for updates again.

Reset the windows update directory

If the troubleshooter doesn’t work, then simply clear away the old update files and force download fresh windows updates from the Microsoft server. To do this first stop windows update service follow the steps below.

  • Press Windows + R, type services.msc and click ok
  • This will open the windows services console
  • Scroll down and locate the windows update service, right-click on it select stop

  • Now open File Explorer, navigate to the C drive the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ Download.
  • Here select all files and folders (Ctrl + A) inside the download folder, Right-click, and delete.
  • Don’t worry about these files, when you next time check for windows updates it will download fresh ones from the Microsoft server.

  • Again open the windows service console, locate the windows update service, and right-click on it and select start.
  • Now open Windows update and check for updates.

Change DNS Settings

Here is another solution that helps fix most of the windows update errors

  • Press Windows key + R, type ncpa.cpl and click ok,
  • Right-click on the active network adapter (Ethernet or WiFi) select properties,
  • Select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPV4) then click properties,
  • Now select the radio button and enter the following DNS server address ( Google’s public DNS server)
  • Set preferred DNS server 8.8.8.8 and alternate DNS server 8.8.4.4

If you want to use an alternative like Cloudflare, you can input 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. Hit the “OK” button, and try Windows Update again

Run DISM and SFC command

There is a chance that your windows 10 may have one or multiple corrupted system files, which may prevent windows updates install.

  • Open Command Prompt as administrator.
  • In the Command Prompt window, copy and paste the following command: dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup
  • Wait for a few minutes to complete the scanning process
  • Next, type the command sfc /scannow and press the enter key
  • Once the scanning process completes 100% restart the system
  • Check for updates again.

Install Windows Update manually

If all the above solutions fail to fix the problem, still windows updates stuck downloading or fail to install then let’s install windows updates manually. Visit the Windows 10 update history webpage where you can notice the logs of all the previous Windows updates that have been released.

For the most recently released update, note down the KB number.

Now use the Windows Update Catalog Website to search for the update specified by the KB number you noted down. Download and install the update depending on if your machine is 32-bit = x86 or 64-bit=x64.

That’s all after installing the updates simply restart the computer to apply the changes. Also If you are getting Windows Update stuck while upgrade the windows 10 22H2 process simply use the official media creation tool to upgrade to windows 10 version 22H2 without any error or problem.

Did the above solution help to resolve the windows update installation problem? Share your feedback in the comments below.

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  • paul

    well, i don’t want to do anything of this but update to be normal. Why they employ wrong people in Microsoft, from managerial to workers? every time is worst on updates

  • Cavan McDonald

    Done all of this – nothing works. The update installs, reboot, configuring windows stops and unwinds at 95 – 96%

  • Frank Max

    I’m frustrated, I went through the list and tried several other things, started the installation from the GUI, by dism and wusa but nothing helped, I keep getting error 0x80073701. Interestingly, another updates installed two days ago.

    I also noticed that in the error message I get, the update name is in German. This is pretty strange, my system settings are completely English except for the keyboard setting, therefore I wonder if Microsoft has a language detection issue:

    “Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80073701: 2021-07 Kumulatives Update für Windows 10 Version 21H1 für x64-basierte Systeme (KB5004237).”

    In any case, there are so many reports about this issue and it’s two weeks since the release of it that I would expect a statement from the vendor.

  • Daniel

    I had problems crashes and restart of the Windows Explorer and problems to access notifications menu and shortcuts like WinLogo Key + P (Project). Windows 10 21H1 x64 English-US. To solves problem, delay updates of Windows Update and uninstalling the update KB5005033.

  • Marc

    Tried everything, installation fails at 20%