SOVLED! 2022-01 Cumulative Update

If your Windows PC struggles to integrate the 2022-01 Cumulative Update, the process may have bugged out and you should run the Windows Update troubleshooter. Other solutions include checking out the Windows Update service, resetting Windows update components, performing SFC and DISM scans, clean installing Windows, etc. Continue reading to be able to wrap up the update and get the most out of Windows. 

Reasons Why 2022-01 Cumulative Update Won’t Install

In layman’s terms, to put Windows to good use, you must keep it up-to-date. If you have a hard time downloading and installing 2022-01 Cumulative Update on our computer, you should keep the suspects down below in mind: 

  • Bugs. 
  • Windows Update service.
  • Windows update components. 
  • Corruption. 

How To Install 2022-01 Cumulative Update

Run The Windows Update Troubleshooter

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, click Update & Security then pick Troubleshoot.
  • Step 2: Hit Additional troubleshooters, select Windows Update and choose Run the troubleshooter. 
  • Step 3: In the care that the troubleshooter manages to identify the root of the trouble, hit Apply this fix.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, update Windows again and see how things turn out. 

Check Out The Windows Update Service

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type Services and press Enter.
  • Step 2: In Services, locate Windows Update, right-click it and pick Properties.
  • Step 3: If Service status says stopped, hit Start. In the case that Service status says Running, hit Stop, wait for a moment and hit Start. Additionally, for good measure, you should change Startup type to Automatic. 
  • Step 4: Select Apply then choose OK.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

Note: If the integration of 2022-01 Cumulative Update still experiences problems, open Services, right-click Windows Update and pick Properties. Next, go to Dependencies tab and note down all the services under This service depends on the following components. After you finish, back out to Services and search for services that you have noted down previously. Feel free to modify the Service status, Startup type, … of such services if necessary. 

Reset Windows Update Components

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type cmd and hit Run as administrator.
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run each of these commands to reset Windows update components. 
    • 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
  • Step 3: Restart your computer. 
  • Step 4: Proceed to update Windows one more time and determine whether the issue persists.

Perform SFC And DISM Scans

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type cmd and hit Run as administrator.
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), type sfc /scannow and press Enter to perform the SFC scan. 
  • Step 3: The moment the SFC scan completes, type the following commands in Command Prompt (Admin) and press Enter at the end of each command to perform the DISM scan:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Step 4: Type exit and press Enter to close Command Prompt.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer then update Windows. 

Clean Install Windows

  • Step 1: Launch your web browser, visit Microsoft’s official website and go to Software Download.
  • Step 2: Download Media Creation Tool.
  • Step 3: Once the download wraps up, run the tool when it prompts you.
  • Step 4: Read the terms and conditions, check the checkbox beside I accept the license terms and hit Next.
  • Step 5: Click Upgrade this PC now then pick Next.
  • Step 6: Uncheck the Keep personal apps and files checkbox and hit Install.
  • Step 7: As soon as the installation concludes, create a new user account and accept the terms.
  • Step 8: Sign in to your account. 

A List Of Common Questions

Do I need Cumulative Updates?

Cumulative Updates not only improve security of Windows but also refine the performance of features. Hence, it’s widely advised that you allow Windows to download and install Cumulative Updates.

Can Windows updates complicate the operation of my computer?

While Windows updates mean well, it’s not uncommon for them to mess up the operation of Windows computers. That is why you should back up your PC prior to updates in case things don’t go the way you expect. 

What should I do when the update process is interrupted by power outages?

Generally speaking, interrupted Windows updates would lead to a couple of issues on occasions. If your PC acts up, go to Advanced Recovery Environment then use Startup Repair.

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