Microsoft Resolves Windows 10 Security Update Installation Problem

    Microsoft has resolved an issue that caused Windows 10 security updates to fail with 0x8007000d errors. The problem affected Windows 10 21H2 and Windows 10 22H2 systems, specifically the KB5031356 security update. Despite initially showing progress during installation, the update would ultimately fail. Microsoft acknowledged the problem on Friday, stating that users had reported the issue since Tuesday and that manual installation of the update was also not possible.

    To fix the issue, Microsoft utilized Known Issue Rollback (KIR), a Windows feature that allows the reversal of problematic non-security updates. The fix was implemented over the weekend and may take up to 24 hours to automatically propagate to all affected devices. Users can also expedite the process by restarting their Windows devices.

    Additionally, Microsoft provided manual steps for impacted Windows devices using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command-line tool. Users need to open Command Prompt as Administrator, execute a restore command, wait for it to complete successfully, and then search for updates again from the Windows Updates in the Settings view.

    While the issue has been resolved for consumer and non-managed business devices, Microsoft still needs to provide a KIR Group Policy for Windows administrators to address the security update installation problem on affected enterprise-managed devices.

    This is not the first time Microsoft has used Known Issue Rollback to address issues with Windows updates. In the past, it was utilized to fix problems related to video recording in Windows apps and failures when saving and copying files on Windows 11 22H2.

    Note: The last paragraph about the blue screens and MSI-related issues mentioned in the original article has been ignored as per the given instruction.

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