Users report error 0x800f0922 when installing KB5003173

by Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
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  • The latest bundle of updates, part of Patch Tuesday May 2021, has been released.
  • Microsoft issued fixes for some of the problems users were trying to overcome in the OS.
  • Trying to install Windows 10 KB5003173 has proven to be hard for some.
  • Error 0x800f0922 can be overcome with some simple workaround steps.

It seems like the latest Patch Tuesday, brought by Microsoft in May, did not only fix some known issues and bugs but also brought forward new challenges for users worldwide.

While in the process of installing the new updates, some users were star-struck when they realized that the installation process failed.

The only alert Windows gave them would be error message 0x800f0922, followed by an immediate automatic rollback.

Installing KB KB5003173 results in 0x800f0922 error

According to posts on Reddit, quite a number of users managed to actually install it, but after restarting their devices, the issue would occur.

It installs but after a restart, its prompting to Undo changes, and then error 0x800f0922

This issue is related to KB5003173, which, as we know, is the cumulative update for the most recent version of Windows 10 – version 20H2 (released in October 2020), as well as version 2004 (released in May 2020).

Initial reports indicate that this error is caused by the fact that Microsoft Edge was manually removed, in order to restore the legacy Microsoft Edge.

Thus, installing KB5003173 means that the process will also add Chromium Edge.

This update installation is, of course, going to fail because the destination Edge folder is empty. This triggers the notion that users who had problems did not remove the Microsoft Edge folder properly.

How do I fix error 0x800f0922?

The two workarounds that can be used to bypass this issue are pretty simple and require just a few minutes of your time.

The first option you have would be to manually reinstall Microsoft Edge from the official website. After you completed this, retry installing the update.

Another, simpler method, is to just remove the Edge folder entirely and let the cumulative update install it when it starts making changes on your PC.

If you are not sure where to find this directory, follow this path:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\

There are, sadly, some users that haven’t managed to move past this system hiccup, even after trying these workarounds.

If you are still having trouble with this month’s updates, after trying what we mentioned above, don’t despair.

The next pack of optional cumulative updates will be available shortly, so you can pause your update for now and resume then.

One more trick that you can try and get this fixed would be to repair your operating system using the Media Creation Tool.

We eagerly await the new updates and fixes from Microsoft. However much you have struggled with KB5003173, rest assured that it will definitely get fixed until next Patch Tuesday.

For more information or direct download links for these updates, you can click here.

Tell us how you managed to get past this nuisance in the comments section below.

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