Windows 10 October 2023 Update KB5031356 issues


  • KB5031356 update is causing installation issues for some users, with Microsoft confirming an error code 0x8007000d.
  • The Windows 10 October 2023 Patch Tuesday update introduces several changes, including a new search box focusing on web-based results and new news and interests taskbar icon animations.
  • Users can run a specific restore command in the Command Prompt to resolve the installation error. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix, with some solutions already rolled out using Known Issue Rollback (KIR).

Windows 10 October 2023 update (KB5031356), the latest update for the operating system, is causing several issues for some people. Microsoft has confirmed it’s aware of one known issue where the KB5031356 update may fail to install with 0x8007000d errors, which could prevent users from installing the security patch.

Windows 10 October 2023 update is a mandatory security update with several noteworthy changes, including a new search box focusing more on the web and features like search highlights, bringing Bing closer to the search panel. This cumulative update also adds new animations to icons on the news and interests taskbar buttons.

Unfortunately, Windows 10 KB5031356 issues have been confirmed by users as well as Microsoft’s documentation. The official support document confirms that the bug affects Windows 10 21H2 and Windows 10 22H2 systems attempting to install the KB5031356 security update.

The reports were first spotted by Windows Latest on Feedback Hub, and Microsoft has finally acknowledged the problem.

In a Feedback Hub post, one user noted that they could not install the update due to the error message 0x8007000d. “It keeps stating that there are update issues. I followed several online instructions on how to clear up the Windows Troubleshooter and reboot, and it still gives me the same issues,” a frustrated user noted.

Another user explained that the installation process is frustrating, and they tried executing several Command Prompt commands but still have the same issues.

“I have run this same update since October 10 and still getting the same results. Is it the program, my computer, or a combination of these? Very frustrating,” another user said.

KB5031356 fails to install with 0x8007000d? Here’s how to fix it

If the Windows 10 October 2023 Update is not installing, you can use the following steps to fix the installation error:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for Command Prompt.
  3. Launch Command Prompt as administrator. To do this, select the option ‘Run as administrator’ in the search panel.
  4. In the Command Prompt window, use the following restore command:
    Dism /online /cleanup-image /RestoreHealth
  5. Wait for the process to finish and close the window.
  6. Search for updates again from the Windows Updates.

You should be able to smoothly install the security update on your device. As mentioned at the outset, Microsoft has already confirmed it’s aware of the reports and is working on a fix.

“Based on our reports, some of the most common errors being encountered is Error 8007000D (ERROR_INVALID_DATA). This error can be found from the Windows Update view under System settings, by selecting Update History,” the company said.

In another statement, Microsoft added that it has already rolled out a fix using Known Issue Rollback (KIR), and it might take up to 48 hours for changes to reflect.

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