How to fix KB5018427 fails to install in Windows 11?

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Issue: How to fix KB5018427 fails to install in Windows 11?

Hello. I tried to install the newest Windows 11 update KB5018427 but the process fails. How do I fix this?

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Microsoft regularly releases updates for Windows. They contain new features, bug fixes, or security patches. They are incredibly important and help keep the operating system running smoothly as well as protect it from various vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers.

Recently, Microsoft released a new update KB5018427[1] for Windows 11. It addresses security issues and makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. However, some people were unsuccessful when trying to install it.

There are many things that could cause KB5018427 to fail to install. Generally, the updating process is interrupted because of corrupted system files, malfunctioning Windows services, or network configurations. In this guide, you will find 6 steps that should help you fix the issue.

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How to fix KB5018427 fails to install in Windows 11

Method 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

Method 2. Fix 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

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  • 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

Method 3. 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

Method 4. Switch to Google DNS

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  • Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box
  • Type ncpa.cpl and press Enter
  • Right-click on your network adapter and choose Properties
  • Select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click on Properties
  • Check Use the following DNS server addresses
  • Set Preferred DNS server to 8.8.8.8 and Alternate DNS server to 8.8.4.4

Switch to Google DNS

  • Click on Apply to save the changes and restart your PC
  • Check for updates

Method 5. 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 KB5018427 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.

Method 6. 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

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  • 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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