SOLVED! KB4034674 Failed to Install

When KB4034674 failed to install time and again, the update installation must have been complicated by some issues so you should run Windows Update Troubleshooter. Besides that, you have to consider resetting Windows Update components. You may want to perform SFC and DISM scans, check out the services, and so on. Continue readings if you like to keep Windows up-to-date and get the most out of your computer. 

Causes

During the installation of updates, Windows users could come across a lot of issues but regarding KB4034674 failing to install, you should consider the following possibilities. 

  • Issues with the update
  • Corrupted system files
  • Crashing Windows Update components 
  • Services not running

Solutions

Solution 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, select Update & Security then choose Troubleshoot. 
  • Step 2: Hit Additional troubleshooters. 
  • Step 3: Locate Windows Update, click it and pick Run the troubleshooter. 
  • Step 4: Allow the process to go all the way.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

Solution 2: Reset Windows Update Components

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd, and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run each of the commands down below to disable BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and the Windows Update Services.
    • “net stop wuauserv”
    • “net stop cryptSvc”
    • “net stop bits”
    • “net stop msiserver”
    • “ren C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old” 
    • “ren C:\\Windows\\System32\\catroot2 Catroot2.old”
  • Step 3: Proceed to re-enable  BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services by running these commands in Command Prompt (Admin): “net start wuauserv,” “net start cryptSvc,” “net start bits,” and “net start msiserver”
  • Step 4: Close Command Prompt.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

Solution 3: Run SFC and DISM Scan

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the command sfc /scannow to perform SFC scan. 
  • Step 3: When the SFC scan completes, run each of the following commands to infinite DISM scan.
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Step 4: Close Command Prompt.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

Solution 4: Think About The Services 

If KB4034674 failed to install repeatedly, it’s a good idea to check out the service. The installation of Windows updates involves a number of services and if one runs into problems, the process grounds to a halt. 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Services and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: Locate Windows Update, right-click it and pick Properties. 
  • Step 3: In General tab, make sure that Service status says Running. If  Service status says Stopped, hit Start. For good measure, you should change Startup type to Automatic.
  • Step 4: Navigate to Dependencies tab then note down all the services that Windows Update needs to run. 
  • Step 5: Select Apply, choose OK and back out to Services. Next, locate services that you have noted down, check out their Service status and Startup type then make changes if necessary. Last but not least, close everything, restart your computer and determine whether the issue persists. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Reimage?

Generally speaking, Reimage is an online repair tool that can automatically recognize and address multiple Windows errors. By taking advantage of Reimage, you could restore and bring your PC back to normal in a blink of an eye. 

What Must Be Done To Uninstall Windows Updates? 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, select Update & Security then choose View update history. 
  • Step 2: Hit Uninstall updates, right-lick an update, and pick Uninstall.
  • Step 3: After the uninstallation finishes, restart your computer.

Tips And Tricks

  • As soon as an update is available, allow Windows to download and install it.
  • Enable Automatic updates if you lack the patience to keep track of updates. 
  • Avoid downloading apps of ambiguous origin. 

 

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