Fix for faulty Windows 10 Update KB3194496 & new Update KB3197356

[German]Last week Microsoft has released Update KB3194496 for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, that causes serious install issues at some systems. Now a fix and a revised update has been released.


I’ve blogged about the install issues with Update KB3194496 for Windows 10 Anniversary Update and proposes fixes at this blog post Windows 10:Updates KB3195781/KB3194496 and install issues [Fixes].

Script to fix the show stopper from Microsoft

Microsoft has released a script Windows 10 1607 Script fix to unblock update for Windows Insiders to fix the install issue (KB3197794 hasn’t been online till yet). The file UpdateRegistry.msi may be executed under Windows 10 Anniversary Update (also on non Insider Preview systems) via double click.

The MSI file initiate a UAC and uses a PowerShell script to clean the system. The Task planner entries XblGamSave are removed. Afterward update KB3194496 shall be installed again.

Update KB3197356 replaces update KB3194496

Microsoft has also released Update KB3197356 (Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607: October 6, 2016) that replaces update KB3197356. According to the KB article, this update fixes install issue with KB3194496 and replace the previous update. Microsoft wrote, that the new update will be downloaded and installed automatically via Windows Update. But my VM test machine just begun to download the old update KB3194496.


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