One of the failures that most often infuriates users is related to updates and sometimes not being able to install them. This is what happens to some users who have problems installing an _update_ following the installation of the cumulative updates of May 25, 2021 and June 21, 2021. An issue recognized by Microsoft and to which they have already remedied.

The failures were presented after installing hotfixes KB5003214 and B5003690, corresponding to the cumulative updates of May 25, 2021 and June 2021. Those affected cannot install the latest cumulative updates for Windows 10, running in the process with the error message “PSFX_E_MATCHING_BINARY_MISSING”. And this is the solution offered by Microsoft.

Updates can be received … and also installed

From the support page they offer a tutorial for those who use Windows 10 in versions 21H1, 20H2 and 2004 of Windows 10. According to Microsoft, these steps solve the problem that existed until now and which, for example, prevented affected people to install the latest released hotfixes.

This issue occurs on devices that have been automatically deleted to remove obsolete resource records. When a system is cleaned up, the most recently installed cumulative update (LCU) is marked as permanent and the oldest components are removed from the system. After cleaning is complete and a device is in this state, you cannot uninstall KB5003214 or KB5003690, and you cannot install LCU in the future.

To correct the problem, Microsoft has detailed a series of steps to take to enable users to perform a manual update using the CMD tool. Here are the steps to follow:

Open a command prompt window by typing “cmd” or “command prompt” in the search box. Select “Run as administrator”. You will then generate the necessary registry key value for a device to be the target of an in-place upgrade. At the command prompt, enter the following command.

Reg.exe Add HKLM SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion / v AllowInplaceUpgrade / t REG_DWORD / f / d 1

Press the “Enter” key.

According to Microsoft, _ “This registry value will be deleted after the local update is complete. The local update can take up to 48 hours to be delivered to the device” _. When the update becomes available, the device will be updated to a clean OS version equal to the one you are using, which will also include the latest monthly Security Quality Update. Once the update is in place, the device will be able to receive new updates as normal.

They also state that for ARM64 devices, an in-place update will only succeed if KB5005932 has already been installed. To verify that the KB5005932 patch is installed, go to “Settings”, “Windows Update”, “Update history” and “Other updates”. If the KB5005932 hotfix is ​​not installed on the ARM64 machine, select “Check for updates” on the Windows Update settings page to start a scan.

Via | BipComputer