Lately, Microsoft released a new Update KB5016629 with several fixes and improvements for Windows 11 systems. The latest Update includes patches for security vulnerabilities, fixes issues that prevent users from opening the Start menu, and many more. Unfortunately, few users are complaining that they are not able to install the Update KB5016629 on their system, and they are worried about it.

If you are also facing difficulty installing Update KB5016629 on your Windows 11 system, then you are in the same boat. Anyway, in this article, we have listed some reliable solutions to overcome your problem quickly and permanently. Then let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Run the Update Troubleshooter

As the first step to installing the Update KB5016629 on your Windows 11 is running the Update troubleshooter. To do so, 

  • Firstly, you can go to the Start menu and click on the Settings option.
  • Now click the System from the new screen and choose the Troubleshooter.
  • Then click on the Other troubleshooters, and choose the Windows Update and click on the Run button beside the same. 
  • Once done, restart the system, choose the problematic update and install it on your system. 

Fix 2: Install Windows 11 Installation Assistant

Sometimes installing the Windows 11 Installation Assistant tool will allow you to install Update KB5016629 smoothly on your system. To do so, 

  • Firstly, launch your regular browser and navigate the Windows 11 Installation Assistant page.Windows 11 Installation Assistant
  • Then select the Windows 11 Installation Assistant from the newly opened screen, and click on the Download now button.
  • Once done, you might be able to install the problematic update on your system.

Fix 3: Install Windows 11 Media Creation Tool

At times, you need to install Windows 11 Media Creation Tool on your system to download and install Update KB5016629 smoothly. To do so,

  • Firstly, launch your regular browser and navigate the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool page. Windows 11 media creation tool
  • Then select the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool option and click on the Download now button.
  • Once done, it might be easy for you to install the latest update on your system.

Fix 4: Run SFC Scan

Sometimes corrupt system files can prevent you from installing new updates on your system. In this case, you need to run the SFC tool to check and repair those corrupted files. To do so,

  • Firstly, type “cmd” in your system search box and launch the Command Prompt window from the top search result. (You must ensure you open it as administator).
  • Then type or paste the following command to check and repair system files and press Enter,

 Sfc /scannowsfc/ scannow

  • Once the process finishes, type or paste the following commands to restore repaired files and press Enter,

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Once done, you can simply install the latest update on your system. 

Fix 5: Reset Windows Update Service

In some cases, resetting the Windows Update services is the best solution to overcome a similar problem. To do so,

  • Firstly, type “services” in the search box and open the Services window from the top search result.
  • Then select and right-click on the Windows Update service from the list and select its Properties.Services
  • On the following screen, set the Startup type as Automatic and Service status as Running and save the changes.
  • Next, you can click on the Restart the service option from the top left side of the Services screen. 
  • Once done, you might be able to install the new update easily on your system.

Fix 6: Check the storage space

Along with these solutions, you need to check and make sure that your system provides enough hard disk storage to download the latest update. Once your storage is full, you won’t be able to download the update, so create some storage space and download the update.

Fix 7: Use Microsoft Update Catalog

In sometimes, you need to install the Update KB5016629 on your Windows 11 from the Microsoft Update Catalog page. To do so, 

  • Firstly, launch your regular browser and navigate to the Microsoft Update Catalog page.
  • Inside the new screen, move to the search box, type “KB5016629” and press Enter. 
  • Then select the file suitable for your system and install it smoothy.
  • Now you are done with the new update installation. 

Fix 8: Reset Windows Update Component 

In most cases, resetting the Windows Update Component will allow you to install the Update KB5016629 on your Windows 11. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type “cmd” in your system search box and launch the Command Prompt window from the top search result. (You must ensure you open it as administator).
  • Then type or paste the following command to reset Windows Update Components 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 done, you will be able to install the latest update. 

These are all about the ways to install Update KB5016629 on your Windows 11. If you have any concerns related to the information given above, then you can list your doubts in the command box below.