As part of a regular update, Microsoft has introduced the Update KB5014697 to their Windows 11 version. The latest update compressed miscellaneous security improvements to the internal OS functionality, enhancements, and the new Spotlight for Desktop, which automatically changes your desktop background. But a few users pointed out that the latest update could not get installed despite several attempts and was concerned about it.

The same problem can have many causes, but the right decision here is to find the right solution to get rid of it. Anyway, if you are also struggling to install the Update KB5014697 on your Windows 11, then you can follow this article. We have worked hard to gather some effective solutions here to get rid of your headache easily and quickly. Then let’s have a look. 

Fix 1: Run the Update Troubleshooter

The first step in installing Update KB5014697 on your Windows 11 machine with any complication is to run the built-in Update Troubleshooter. To do so,

  • Firstly, navigate to the Start menu and select the Settings app from the menu list.
  • On the following screen, select the System and then Troubleshooter.
  • Next, choose the Other troubleshooters, then select the Windows Update option from the new screen, and click the Run button next to it.
  • Finally, restart the system, and you can install the update easily. 

Fix 2: Install Windows 11 Installation Assistant

In some instances, installing the Windows 11 Installation Assistant tool will allow you to install the Update KB5014697 on your system without any trouble. To do so, 

  • Firstly, go to Windows 11 Installation Assistant webpage using your web browser. Windows 11 Installation Assistant
  • Inside the screen, find the Windows 11 Installation Assistant option and click on the Download Now tab.
  • Once done, restart the system and try again to install the update on your and see if any issue persists.

Fix 3: Install Windows 11 Media Creation Tool

Sometimes installing the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool is the best option to install the Update KB5014697 on your Windows 11. To do so, 

  • Firstly, go to the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool page by going through the web browser.Windows 11 Media Creation Tool
  • Inside the screen, find the Windows 11 Media Creation tool, click on the Download Now tab and install it on your system.
  • Finally, restart the system and try again to install the update on your and see if any issue appears again or not. 

Fix 4: Run SFC Scan

In case any system files get corrupted, this will prevent you from installing any updates on your system and lead to severe issues. You need to run the SFC tool here to find and repair damaged system files and keep your system healthy. To do so,

  • Firstly, type “cmd” in the desktop search box and open the Command Prompt screen. (Open as Run as Administrator option)  
  • On the following screen, type or paste the following command and press Enter button to repair corrupted files,

Sfc /scannowsfc/ scannow

  • Then again, type or paste the following commands and press Enter button to restore those repaired files, 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Once completed, you can install the latest updates.

Fix 5: Reset Windows Update Service

If any of your system update services get damaged, you may find it difficult to install the Update KB5014697 on your Windows 11. The most effective solution here is to reset the Windows Update service. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type “services” on the desktop search box and open the Services Window from the result.
  • Then select and right-click on the Windows Update service from the new screen and select its Properties.Services
  • Inside the newly appeared screen, set the Startup type as Automatic and Service status as Running. 
  • Then click on the Restart the service option from the top left side of the screen and continue the process. 
  • Finally, you can try to install the update again.

Fix 6: Download from Microsoft Update Catalog

The next solution is manually installing the Update KB5014697 from the Microsoft Update Catalog page. To do so, 

  • Firstly, open the Microsoft Update Catalog webpage through your browser.Microsoft Update Catalog
  • In the search box, type your Update “KB5014697”, choose the file compatible with your system and download it. 
  • Then select the early downloaded file and install it on your system. 

Fix 7: Reset Windows Update Components

If none of the above tricks does help you, then you can reset all Windows Update Components on your system and install the latest update. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type “cmd” in the desktop search box and open the Command Prompt screen. (Open as Run as Administrator option)  
  • On the following screen, type or paste the following commands and press Enter button after each one, 

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 completed, restart the system, install the update again and see improvement. 

These are all about the Update KB5014697 and its fixes. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.