Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 users. But few users reporting that new cumulative update KB3176495, KB3176493, and KB3176492 fails to install or stuck midway. Microsoft offers few fixes for this problem.

1. Type ‘Troubleshooting’ in the search. Now select View All in left side panel. Select ‘Windows Update’ at the end of the open window. Run the troubleshooting. Restart your and try to update again.

2. If cumulative update KB3176495, KB3176493, and KB3176492 stuck during download or fails to install, it might be that something went wrong with the file itself. Clearing the folder where all of the update files are stored will force Windows Update to download a fresh.


Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download  and delete everything within the folder, but do not delete the folder itself. To do so, press CTRL + A to select everything and then press Delete to remove the files. Restart and download updates again.

3. If that doesn’t fix Cumulative Update KB3176495 problem. Simply Download standalone installer and install it by yourself.

If you have installed earlier updates, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your computer.

5. This trick is for Advanced Users: If cumulative update KB3176495, KB3176493 fails and stuck, try new Windows Update Reset Tool. This tool allows resetting the Windows Update Agent and resolve issues with Windows Update. Get more details about the tool at Microsoft site here.

6. This trick is for Advanced Users: Right-Click on your desktop and select New> Text Document. Copy and paste below code in it. Now save the file with the name “WUReset.bat” (including quotes). Now Right-click on the WUReset.bat file and select “Run as Administrator“. Now restart your computer. After restart try to install the update again.

echo Simple Script to Reset / Clear Windows Update
attrib -h -r -s %windir%\system32\catroot2
attrib -h -r -s %windir%\system32\catroot2\*.*
net stop wuauserv
net stop CryptSvc
net stop BITS
ren %windir%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old
ren %windir%\SoftwareDistribution sold.old
ren “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\application data\Microsoft\Network\downloader” downloader.old
net Start BITS
net start CryptSvc
net start wuauserv
echo Task completed successfully…

Let us know whether above tricks works for you or not.


      • I have tried all 6 methods mentioned above.
        I have a 64 bit windows 10 pro VM under virtualbox the KB3176495 offline installer reports “does not apply”
        I am stuck in the update loop of death I may redirect dns for microsoft to never never land until they fix this issue so my vm stops trying to reboot and apply KB3176495. This is one of the most annoying updates I have ever had.

        • After messing with it this much I went back to my original snapshot. Now I’ll have to rejoin it to my domain and reinstall the domain tools. Thanks a bunch MS. At least I have this method to fix mine I feel sorry for people stuck on real machines that don’t have such a nice option.

  1. Tried various methods including all you suggestions and KB3176493 is still stuck at 61% then uninstalls itself and returns back to previous version.


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