Fix KB5033375 failed to install in Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2

Solutions to KB5033375 0x800f0991, 0x80070002, 0x80248007, or Undoing changes made to your computer in Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2.

Windows updates undoubtedly help to protect a system from threats and improve OS features but the installation experience is not so good. You might encounter KB5033375 failed to install in Windows 11 23H2 or 22H2 when trying to receive the last release of this year. Multiple users face error codes 0x800f0991, 0x80070002, 0x80248007 with failed Windows update.

KB5033375 not installing problem may occur because of corrupted, Windows Update components such as cache, interference of third-party programs, damaged system files, or bad network. Furthermore, incorrectly configured services and DNS addresses are also sometimes responsible for the error.

KB5033375 failed to install in Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2

Here is how to fix KB5033375 failed to install in Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2:

Use Standalone package to update

Microsoft update catalog offers standalone package for all the patches that can be independently installed regardless of version. When this Cumulative update fails to be installed, use the fixit tool with the following steps:

  1. Visit Microsoft update catalog.
  2. Go to Settings > System > About and find “System type”. See if your computer is x64 or ARM64.
  3. Find the file matching system type and click on Download.
how to fix KB5033375 failed to install in Windows 11 23H2
  1. Another page will appear showing a link to the Standalone file; click on it.
  2. Right click on the downloaded .msu file and select Open.
  3. Choose Yes on confirmation prompt and wait for the computer to restart.

See: Fix KB5032288 Failed to install in Windows 11 23H2

Run the troubleshooter

Windows following its predecessors provides Windows update troubleshooter which can perform all basic tasks to fix problems installing a patch or build. Move forward with the steps to use this:

  1. Click on Start and type troubleshoot.
  2. Press Enter to launch the Settings page.
  3. Then, select Other troubleshooters.
  4. Locate Windows Update in the list and click Run.
Windows update troubleshooter system settings application
  1. The utility will initiate diagnostics, check Windows update cache, pending restart, service configurations and registrations, WaaSMedicService, and corrupt or missing system files. If any advice is given by the troubleshooter follow this and reboot the PC in the end.

Reset Windows update components

Damaged Windows update components are the most likely reason to trigger Windows update problems. KB5033375 not installing issue may occur due to this and resetting, repairing, and re-registering the components can help in this situation:

  1. Click on Search and type cmd.exe.
  2. Choose the option Run as administrator.
  3. Paste the following command lines, and press Enter sequentially:
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Network\\Downloader\\qmgr*.dat
cd /d %windir%\system32
regsvr32.exe atl.dll
regsvr32.exe urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll
regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll
regsvr32.exe browseui.dll
regsvr32.exe jscript.dll
regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll
regsvr32.exe scrrun.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml6.dll
regsvr32.exe actxprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe softpub.dll
regsvr32.exe wintrust.dll
regsvr32.exe dssenh.dll
regsvr32.exe rsaenh.dll
regsvr32.exe gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll
regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll
regsvr32.exe ole32.dll
regsvr32.exe shell32.dll
regsvr32.exe initpki.dll
regsvr32.exe wuapi.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll
regsvr32.exe wups.dll
regsvr32.exe wups2.dll
regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgr.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgrprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltux.dll
regsvr32.exe muweb.dll
regsvr32.exe wuwebv.dll
netsh winsock reset
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc
KB5033375 0x80070002
  1. Once completed, reboot your device.

Use SFC and DISM command line utilities

Damaged System Files and faults in Windows image might cause KB5033375 failed to install issue. Thankfully, System Files Checker and DISM are the 2 command line utilities that can clear up these flaws respectively so use them as follows:

  1. Open the command prompt with administrative privilege as you’ve done in the previous method.
  2. Write SFC /SCANNOW and hit Enter.
  3. Allow the command to complete Verification 100% and reboot the PC.
  4. Go to Settings > Windows update > Check for updates and see if KB5033375 does not fail.
  5. In case, it is not successful launch the elevated Command Prompt and run the below commands sequentially:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Deployment Image Servicing and Management command line tool running
  1. Reboot the device and check for issue.

Pause or disable the antivirus or firewall program

Third-party security programs often misunderstand Windows updates as a threat when they are being downloaded and behave with them accordingly. When you face KB5033375 failed to install, this might be blocked by them so uninstall the tool using the following steps.

  1. Go to system tray, right-click on the antivirus and select Pause or Disable.
  2. If necessary, set a time period.
  3. Then navigate to “Settings > Windows Update” and click on Check for updates.

Change DNS addresses

Windows update not working issue often occurs because DNS server address becomes unable to access Microsoft update server. Incorrect configurations and DNS addresses are quite responsible for this case so change them then give a try to install KB5033375:

  1. Press Windows and R, type ncpa.cpl, and hit Enter.
  2. When Network connections appear, right-click on the modem and select “Properties”.
  3. Check the option Internet Protocol 4 (TCP/IPV4).
  4. Then, click Properties.
  5. Select Use the following DNS server addresses.
  6. In Preferred DNS server, Type and in Alternate DNS server.
  7. Click on OK and shut all open windows.
fix KB5033375 failed to install
  1. Restart the PC and check if the error is fixed.

Perform In-Place upgrade

In-Place upgrade might be a rescuer when getting KB5033375 failed to install on Windows 11 23H2 or 22H2 and other solutions don’t work. The technique will install Windows straight away with the latest patch and does not affect personal files and folders.

  1. Navigate to this link.
  2. Go to – Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) for x64 devices part of the page.
  3. Click on Select Download and choose Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO for x64 devices) (the architecture may differ).
  4. Choose – Download Now.
  5. Click on Choose one and select your preferred language.
  6. Choose Confirm.
  7. Then, click on 64-bit Download after Validation is completed.
  8. Return to the folder where ISO file is saved, right click on Win11_23H2_Language_x64.iso, and select Mount.
  9. After that, right-click on the “setup.exe” and select “Open”.
  10. Choose Yes on warning dialog.
  11. Click “Next” on the “Install Windows 11” window,
  12. Select “Accept” to give consent to the license agreement.
  13. On “Ready to Install” window, check box for “Keep personal files and apps”.
  14. Finally, select Install and allow the process to complete.

Try alternative way to install the update
Run the troubleshooter
Reset Windows update components
Use SFC and DISM command line utilities
Pause or disable the antivirus or firewall program
Change DNS addresses
Perform In-Place upgrade

That’s all!!

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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.