Windows 10 update to refine Windows Update ironically won’t update

It's like rain on your wedding day

Windows 10 update meant to fix Windows Update is just not updating.

We love Windows. We’re never surprised when a weird error happens to the OS, but that’s not our lack of affection; it’s just that our love isn’t blind. We can see the system’s flaws, and sometimes things happen that are, well, funny. Today’s gift that simply keeps on giving is that the new Windows 10 update, designed to help update installation, isn’t installing.

Update KB5001716, which just rolls off the tongue, should help other updates install more smoothly. You could call it the update update, if you will. However, upon installing, many users are saying they’re getting an error code. The message pops up that, “There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80070643).”

Apparently, the update also originates from October 2023, a full five months before writing this. Now, this isn’t something that’s completely implausible. Update timings are weird, and it’s possible that Microsoft missed the issue or presumed it fixed. It obviously wasn’t, though, hence this whole article.

According to The Register, the patch can’t determine if it’s already on your system. That’s less than ideal, but it explains the update update not updating. It’s fun to use the word update so many times in a sentence without it being some weird glitch.

The good news is that the error isn’t a system-breaking one, so it’s nothing to worry about. That said, these errors are getting a little more frequent than anyone would like. Hopefully Microsoft will resolve it soon, but for now, just carry as you normally would, and you’ll be fine. We just can’t wait for the official update for the update update to not update. If it doesn’t work, you can count on us talking about updates again in a few weeks time.