How to fix KB5025239 fails to install in Windows 11?

Issue: Hello. I tried to install the new KB5025239 update on my Windows 11 system but the process failed. Is there anything I can do to get this update installed?

Solved Answer

KB5025239[1] is a Windows 11 security update that includes a new feature called Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). LAPS is intended to improve Windows system security by changing the password for the local administrator account, which is a common target for cyber attackers.

In addition to the LAPS feature, this update addresses a compatibility issue caused by the registry's unsupported use. This problem can cause issues with specific software applications or hardware devices, resulting in system crashes or other problems.

It is critical to update Windows on a regular basis to ensure the security and stability of your system. Failure to install updates, such as KB5025239, can expose your system to cyberattacks and cause compatibility issues with software and hardware.

Failure to install this update can have an impact on users by leaving their system vulnerable to cyberattacks targeting the local administrator account. Furthermore, compatibility issues with software applications or hardware devices can lead to system instability or crashes.

Possible solutions for the issue can include running the Windows Update troubleshooter, manually downloading and installing the update, or disabling any software or hardware that may be causing the compatibility issue. In this guide, you will find 6 steps that should help you fix KB5025239 fails to install in Windows 11.

You may also use a system repair tool like FortectMac Washing Machine X9 that can fix most system errors, BSODs,[2] corrupted files, and registry[3] issues. Otherwise, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

How to fix KB5025239 fails to install in Windows 11

Method 1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

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

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

  • Click on Other troubleshooters
  • Locate the Windows Update troubleshooter and hit the Run button

Method 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

Method 3. Restart Windows Services

  • 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. Use the Microsoft Update Catalog

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  • Go to the official Microsoft Update Catalog website
  • Type the KB number KB5025239 into the search bar, and press Enter or click Search

Use the Microsoft Update Catalog

  • 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 the on-screen instructions
  • Restart your system once done

Method 5. Reset Windows Update Components

  • 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

Method 6. Use Installation Media

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If none of the previous steps helped you resolve the issue, your current installation of Windows may be corrupt. Perform a repair installation and see if it fixes the issue of updates not installing.

  • 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

Use Installation Media

  • Open the Removable drive and click Setup.exe
  • 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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