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Microsoft recently released the October 2023 Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 on Windows 10 system. These updates roll out a few improvements and security features to improve system performance. Unfortunately, we have seen few users complaining that the Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 is not installing on their system and they are worried about it.

In this article we have compiled few solutions to solve your problem and help you install the Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 on your Windows 10 smoothly. Then you can go through the fixes and install the updates on your system at the earliest. Have a look.

Fix 1: Restart the System

The first thing you need to do is restart the system, this basic trick helps to fix any technical glitches and allow you to complete the update process.

Fix 2: Run SFC Scan

Corrupted system files may not allow you to install the Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 on your Windows 10. In this case, you can repair the corrupted/missing system files and restart the update process.

  • Open Command Prompt screen(type “cmd” in desktop search box), then open the screen with admin privilege.
  • Then type “Sfc /scannow” in the black screen and complete the process.
  • After the process get completed, type the following commands and press Enter to restore system files,
Cleanup-Image / CheckHealth / DISM / Online
Cleanup-Image / ScanHealth / DISM /Online
Cleanup-Image/RestoreHealth under DISM Online
  • Once done, restart the system and reinstall the latest update on your Windows system.

Fix 3: Run Update Troubleshooter

Windows 10 system has a built-in troubleshooter feature to solve similar issues. You should run the update troubleshooter tool here to fix your issue. To do so,

  • Open Settings menu and click on Troubleshooter option and choose Other troubleshooters from the right side of the screen.
  • Then select the Windows Update option and click on the Run the troubleshooter button to start the repair process.
  • Once done, you can install the update smoothly on your system.

Fix 4: Run Update Assistant

If Windows 10 Update Assistant gets outdated then you will face issues in installing the latest Windows Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 . In this case you should update the tool and reinstall the update. To do so,

  • Go to Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage, then click on the Update now button and install them on your system.Windows 10 Update Assistant
  • Once done, you can start again to update your Windows to the latest cumulative update.

Fix 5: Reinstall Media Creation Tool

Sometimes you should reinstall the Media creation tool as well to resolve your update issue. To do so,

  • Go to Windows 10 Media Creation tool, then under the Media Creation section, click on the Download tool now.Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
  • Then install the file on your system and continue the update process.

Fix 6: Reset Windows Update Component

In some cases, resetting the Windows Update Component will help you to install Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 on your system without any trouble.

  • Open Command Prompt screen(type “cmd” in desktop search box), then open the screen with admin privilege.
  • Then type the comments mentioned below one by one and press Enter key,
SC config trustedinstaller start=auto
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop msiserver
net stop cryptsvc
net stop appidsvc
Ren %Systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren %Systemroot%\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll
regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dl
l regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset proxy
rundll32.exe pnpclean.dll,RunDLL_PnpClean /DRIVERS /MAXCLEAN
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /CheckHealth
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /StartComponentCleanup
Sfc /ScanNow 
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start msiserver
net start cryptsvc
net start appidsvc
  • Once done, you can start again to install the latest update on your system.

Fix 7: Restart WIndows Update Service

Another simple solution you can try is restarting the Windows Update Services. If something goes wrong with your system update service, you will no longer be able to install the latest updates. So update the service and install the latest updates. To do so,

  • Open Services screen, then locate and right-click on Windows Update Service, choose Properties from the sub-menu.
  • Then set the Startup service to Automatic and Service Status to Running, save the changes, and you can install the latest updates.

Fix 8: Free Up Some Drive Space

If your system runs out of memory, you will not be able to download the Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 files on the system. In this case you need to remove unnecessary files or folders from the system and create some space for downloading the latest updates. After downloading the files you can install them on your system smoothly.

Fix 9: Use Microsoft Update Catalog

If all the above solutions fail, then you should install the Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 manually from Microsoft Update Catalog page. To do so,

  • Open Microsoft Update Catalog page, in the search box, type Update “KB5031356” or “KB5031224” and press Enter button.
  • From the next screen, choose a file compatible with your Windows system, download and install them on your system and you are done with the update process.

Anyway we hope any of the above solutions will definitely help you to install Update KB5031356/ KB5031224 on your Windows 10 smoothly.

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