As part of regular practice, Microsoft released a new Update KB5014666 on Windows 10 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2 version systems. In this cumulative update, Microsoft provides new print and scan features along with support for the Internet Print Protocol on USB printers. But few players have complained that they are unable to install the same update on their system.

There can be many reasons for this issue, but at the same time, some solutions are available there. You can pursue this article if you are searching for a reliable and quick solution to install the Update KB5014666 on your system. Here we have listed a few solutions to overcome your issue easily. Then let’s have a look.  

Fix 1: Run Update Troubleshooter

The first try to install Update KB5014666 on your Windows 10 system is to run the Windows Update troubleshooter tool. To do so, 

  • Firstly, open the Settings app and choose the Update & Security option from the home screen.
  • Then click on the Troubleshooter from the left menu and select the Additional troubleshooters link.
  • Then find and choose the Windows Update option and click on the Run the troubleshooter button to start the process. 
  • Once done, you can install the new update smoothly. 

Fix 2: Run Update Assistant

If you couldn’t install Update KB5014666, then you should install Windows 10 Update Assistant tool on your system and see the result. To do so, 

  • Firstly, launch your web browser and go to the Windows 10 Update Assistant official page.Windows 10 Update Assistant
  • On the following screen, click on the Update now button under the Update Assistant option. 
  • Once the process is completed, you can install the new update without any difficulty. 

Fix 3: Install Windows 10 Media Creation

Installing Windows 10 Media Creation tool is another trick to install the Update KB5014666 on your system. To do so

  • Firstly, launch your browser and go to the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool official webpage.
  • In the newly appeared screen, find and select the Create Windows 10 Installation Media and click on the Download tool now button. 
  • Once the process gets completed, you can install the problematic update.

Fix 4: Use Microsoft Update Catalog

If the Update KB5014666 fails to install on your Windows 10 system, you can manually install the same update. To do so, 

  • Firstly, launch your browser and move on to the Microsoft Update Catalog official webpage.Microsoft Update Catalog
  • Then in the search box, type “Update KB5014666” and press the OK button.
  • From the next screen, choose the file compatible with your system and click on Download.
  • Once done, install the update manually and see the improvement.

Fix 5: Disconnect External Hardware

Sometimes, external devices connected to your system may interfere with the smooth functioning of your system and prevent you from installing Update KB5014666 on your Windows 10. In this case, you need to disconnect all external devices, including USB drives, Printers, mouses, and other hardware from your PC. Once done, you can try to install the new update. 

Fix 6: Remove DataStore Files

Another solution to resolve the Update KB5014666 Not Installing on Windows 10 issue is deleting the DataStore files from the system. To do so,

  • Firstly, type “services.msc” in your desktop search box and open the top result.
  • Then find and right-click on the Windows Update service and select Stop from the sub-menu.
  • Now press Windows + R altogether to open the RUN dialog box, type %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore, and press OK.
  • Finally, delete all the contents in the folder and retry to install the update.  

Fix 7: Delete SoftwareDistribution Folder Files

In similar cases deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder files is the best option to escape from the same issue. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type “services.msc” in your desktop search box and open the top result.
  • Then find and right-click on the Windows Update service and select Stop from the sub-menu.
  • Now launch Windows Explorer and go to the C:\Windows folder.
  • And choose the SoftwareDistribution folder and press Ctrl + A to select all the content, and press the Delete button. 
  • Once done, you are able to install the new update.

Fix 8: Reset Windows Update Component

At times resetting the Windows Update Components will allow you to install Update KB5014666 on your system. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type ‘cmd’ in the system taskbar search box and open the Command Prompt screen as admin access. 
  • Inside the newly opened screen, type or paste the following commands one after another and press Enter,

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

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 completed, you can try again to install the new update.

Fix 9: Free Up Drive Space

With all the solutions mentioned above, you must check and free up the required disk space to download the latest update. Here you can delete some unnecessary folders and files to create storage space.

These are all about the Update KB5014666 Not Installing on Windows 10 issue and its fixes. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.