How to fix KB5017846 fails to install in Windows 11?

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Issue: How to fix KB5017846 fails to install in Windows 11?

Hello. I tried to install the most recent Windows 11 update but the process failed. Why could this happen and how do I fix it?

Solved Answer

Windows 11 was released by Microsoft at the end of 2021. It is important to keep it updated like any other operating system. Updates provide new features, bug fixes, and security patches. Updates help prevent hackers from using software vulnerabilities to deliver their malicious programs.

However, one of the most common issues that Windows users have is with update installation. For whatever reasons, often Windows updates fail to install. Recently, many users encountered issues when trying to install the KB5017846[1] update. The package fixes an issue causing Control Panel to not launch from the Start menu, a memory leak that was happening when closing File Explorer, and many others.

It is unknown why exactly KB5017846 fails to install in Windows 11. However, there are several reasons why Windows updates could fail in general. Sometimes update installation issues could be caused by corrupted system files, third-party antivirus interference, malfunctioning Windows services, etc. In this guide, you will find 7 steps that should help you fix the KB5017846 fails to install in Windows 11 problem.

Manual troubleshooting can be a lengthy process so you can use a maintenance tool like ReimageMac Washing Machine X9 to scan your machine. It can fix various system errors, BSODs,[2] corrupted files, and registry[3] issues. Otherwise, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below carefully.

How to fix KB5017846 fails to install in Windows 11

Solution 1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

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  • Click the Windows button and select Settings
  • Select System from the left pane, then scroll down on the right pane, and click on Troubleshoot
  • Click on Other troubleshooters

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

  • Locate the Windows Update troubleshooter and hit the Run button

Solution 2. Repair Corrupted System Files

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Use Command Prompt commands to repair system file corruption:

  • Open Command Prompt as administrator
  • Use the following command and press Enter:
    sfc /scannow

Repair Corrupted System Files

  • Reboot your system
  • If SFC returned an error, then use the following command lines, pressing Enter after each:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Solution 3. Disable Third-Party Security Software

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Sometimes antivirus software can block legitimate processes mistakenly. You should try disabling your antivirus and trying to run the update again.

Disable Third-Party Security Software

Solution 4. Restart Windows Services

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  • Type services in the search bar and launch the Services utility
  • Find Windows Update in the list
  • Double-click on it, set the Startup type to Automatic, and click Apply
  • Now click on Restart the Service

Restart Windows Services

  • Do the same with Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Solution 5. Reset Windows Update Components

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  • Open the Command Prompt as an Administrator
  • Type the following commands one by one and press Enter after each:

    net stop bits

    net stop wuauserv

    net stop cryptsvc

    Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat”

    Ren %Systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore DataStore.bak

    Ren %Systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\Download Download.bak

    Ren %Systemroot%\System32\catroot2 catroot2.bak

    sc.exe sdset bits D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)

    sc.exe sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)

    cd /d %windir%\system32

    regsvr32.exe atl.dll

    regsvr32.exe urlmon.dll

    regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll

    regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll

    regsvr32.exe browseui.dll

    regsvr32.exe jscript.dll

    regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll

    regsvr32.exe scrrun.dll

    regsvr32.exe msxml.dll

    regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll

    regsvr32.exe msxml6.dll

    regsvr32.exe actxprxy.dll

    regsvr32.exe softpub.dll

    regsvr32.exe wintrust.dll

    regsvr32.exe dssenh.dll

    regsvr32.exe rsaenh.dll

    regsvr32.exe gpkcsp.dll

    regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll

    regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll

    regsvr32.exe cryptdlg.dll

    regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll

    regsvr32.exe ole32.dll

    regsvr32.exe shell32.dll

    regsvr32.exe initpki.dll

    regsvr32.exe wuapi.dll

    regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll

    regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll

    regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll

    regsvr32.exe wups.dll

    regsvr32.exe wups2.dll

    regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll

    regsvr32.exe qmgr.dll

    regsvr32.exe qmgrprxy.dll

    regsvr32.exe wucltux.dll

    regsvr32.exe muweb.dll

    regsvr32.exe wuwebv.dll

    netsh winsock reset

    net start bits

    net start wuauserv

    net start cryptsvc

Reset Windows Update Components

  • Wait for the process to finish and restart your PC

Solution 6. Install the Update Manually

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If automatic download would not succeed, we recommend trying to download and install the update manually.

  • Go to the official Microsoft Update Catalog website
  • Type the KB number KB5017846 into the search bar, and press Enter or click Search

Install the Update Manually

  • You will find many different versions on the update – you need to find the one that matches your PC specs and Windows version (as a home user, ignore Windows server versions)
  • After picking the correct version, click the Download button and proceed with on-screen instructions
  • Restart your system once done

Solution 7. Repair Install Windows

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  • Visit the official Microsoft website to download Windows 11 Installation Media
  • Run the Media Creation Tool and select Create Installation Media for another PC
  • Select your USB drive
  • Let the Process complete of writing the Installation files to the USB drive
  • Click Finish
  • On the PC you wish to upgrade, Press Windows + E to open the File Explorer
  • Open the Removable drive and click Setup.exe

Repair Install Windows

  • Accept the license terms on the next screen
  • Confirm the Upgrade options – Files, apps and Settings are kept
  • Click Install, and the upgrade should start

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