KB4508451 fails to install with error 0x80073701 for some Slow ring insiders

Vlad Turiceanu
by Vlad Turiceanu
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KB4508451 fails to install with error 0x80073701

After the release of the new Windows 10 build 18362.10006 and the features unlock on build 18362.10005, few Windows insiders from the Slow ring started to install the update on their PCs.

But the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version Next (10.0.18362.10005) (KB4508451) failed to install with error 0x80073701. Here’s the OPs screenshot: KB4508451 fails to install with error 0x80073701

Installing the update manually doesn’t work.

How can I fix the 0x80073701 error?

As for the 0x80073701 error, it blocks cumulative updates. When encountering this error, you will not be able to update Windows. 

Microsoft is aware of it, but as of right now, there’s no official resolution for 0x80073701 error.

Despite that, there are a few easy fixes that you may try. Running the Windows Update Troubleshooter, restarting the Windows Update Service, or running DISM or SFC might solve the problem quickly.

If you want to know more about the 0x80073701 error and how to deal with it, we’ve already covered it. Check out this simple guide and find out how you can fix it with a couple of easy steps.

If you already encountered this error and managed to solve it, leave your troubleshooting steps in the comments section below so other users may try them, as well.