Update KB5016616 Not Installing on Windows 10

How to Fix Update KB5016616 Not Installing on Windows 10

Lately, Microsoft released Update KB5016616 on Windows 10 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2 to improve its performance and fix several issues. The latest update fixes several security issues like Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) leaking tokens, printing issues and more. But a few users reported that they are unable to install Update KB5016616 on their Windows 10 even after several attempts.

If you are one of the users who are having trouble installing the Update KB5016616 on your system, then you are at the right place. Here we have listed a few simple and quick solutions to overcome your problems effectively. Then let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Run Update Troubleshooter

As the first attempt to install the Update KB5016616 on your Windows 10 is running the Update troubleshooter tool. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + I altogether to open the Settings windows and choose its Update & Security option.
  • Now choose the Troubleshooter option and click on the Additional troubleshooters link.Windows update troubleshooter
  • Then choose the Windows Update option from the new screen, and click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Once done, try again to install your update.

Fix 2: Install Update Assistant

At times, installing the Windows 10 Update Assistant tool will help you install Update KB5016616 on your system smoothly. To do so,

  • Firstly, launch the web browser and move to the official Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage.Windows 10 Update Assistant
  • Then choose the Update Assistant option from the new screen and click on the Update now button.
  • Once done, you might install the update smoothly on your system.

Fix 3: Use Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Sometimes with the help of the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, you will be able to install the Update KB5016616 on your system. To do so,

  • Firstly, launch the web browser and move on to the official Windows 10 Media Creation Tool webpage.
  • Then choose the Create Windows 10 Installation Media tool from the new screen and click on the Download tool now button.
  • Once done, you may install the update smoothly on the system.

Fix 4: Use Microsoft Update Catalog 

In some cases, it is necessary to install the problematic update from the Microsoft Update Catalog page. To do so, 

  • Firstly, launch the browser and move on to the Microsoft Update Catalog webpage.
  • On the new screen, in the search box, type Update “KB5016616”.
  • Then choose the suitable file from the search result and install it on your system. 
  • Now you have installed the update successfully. 

Fix 5: Disconnect External Hardware

In some instances, poorly performing hardware can prevent you from installing the new update on your system. In such a case, it is better to remove all external hardware connected to the system, and try again to install new updates.

Fix 6: Remove DataStore Files

In most cases, deleting the DataStore files from the system will allow you to install Update KB5016616 on your system. To do so,

  • Firstly, type “services.msc” in your system search box and launch the top result.
  • Then scroll down, and right-click on the Windows Update service from the new screen and click on the Stop option from the drop-down menu.
  • Further, press Windows + R to open the RUN dialog box, type %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore and click OK.
  • Now select all the content from the newly appeared folder and delete it.
  • Once done, you could easily install new updates on your system.

Fix 7: Delete SoftwareDistribution Folder Files

Another solution to install Update KB5016616 on your Windows 10 is deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder files as soon as possible. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type “services.msc” in your system search box and launch the top result.
  • Then scroll down and right-click on the Windows Update service from the new screen and click on the Stop option from the drop-down menu.
  • Further, open the Windows Explorer screen and click the C:\ Windows folder.
  • Then expand the SoftwareDistribution folder, choose all files and delete them from the system. 
  • Once done, you should be able to install new updates on your system. 

Fix 8: Reset Windows Update Component

Sometimes resetting the Windows Update Components will help you to install Update KB5016616 on your Windows 10 PC. To do so,

  • Firstly, type “cmd” in your system search box and launch the Command Prompt screen on your desktop.
  • Then type or paste the following commands one after another into the newly opened screen 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

  • When done, you can choose the problematic update and install it on your system.

Fix 9: Free up Drive Space

In addition to all the solutions above, you need to make sure that your system has enough space to download the problematic update. You can delete some unnecessary files and applications from the system to save some space and install the new update.

These are all about the ways to install Update KB5016616 on Windows 10. If you have any concerns related to the information given above, then you can list your doubts in the command box below.

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