Fix KB5030509 Failed to Install with Pending restart in Windows 11

Methods to solve Windows Configuration update KB5030509 is not installing and continuously showing Pending restart in Settings.

KB5030509 failed to install

Recently, a Windows configuration update has been distributed to roll out new features gradually when it is ready. You need to only turn on the Settings named “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” to receive them. Unfortunately, the update KB5030509 failed to install for many users and they are complaining about this problem in several forums. They can see Pending restart in the settings even after rebooting the system several times.

This configuration update KB5030509 not installing problem might occur because of corrupted Windows update cache, interference from third-party programs, glitches in network, and damaged system files. Furthermore, the issue may happen when DNS does not support Microsoft server to establish a connection so that the files can be downloaded. See: Fix KB5030310 Failed to Install with Error in Windows 11.

KB5030509 Failed to install in Windows 11

Here is how to fix KB5030509 Failed to Install with Pending restart in Windows 11:

Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

If you are looking for a basic fixit tool that can solve this issue then Windows 11 and 10 offer troubleshooters which can seek your attention. Windows update troubleshooter is one of them that can help you in this case to install KB5030509.

  1. Type troubleshooter Windows search.
  2. Hit the Enter key.
  3. System > Troubleshoot page will appear; click on “Other Troubleshooters”.
  4. Under the Most frequent section, find Windows Update and click on Run.
  5. The tool will start detecting pending restart, initialize diagnostic, check services and registry then remediate them.
how to fix KB5030509 Failed to Install with Pending restart in Windows 11
  1. When the processes are completed restart your system.

Reference: Use Common Windows Update Troubleshooter on Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 7

Reset the Windows Update Cache

The Windows Update cache is the location where system stores the downloaded files and folders. Whenever they are corrupted, the Windows update process fails to use content in this storage. As a result, the update fails to install and the same may happen with this Windows configuration update. Therefore it is necessary to repair the cache:

  1. Click the Start and type the term cmd.exe.
  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
  3. Confirm the User Account Control, by selecting Yes on the dialog box.
  4. Copy the following command lines one at a time, paste them, and press Enter each time:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
net stop AppReadiness
Resetting the Windows Update Cache net stop wuauserv
  1. Now rename the C:/Windows/SoftwareDistribution folder by running the command:
del %windir%\SoftwareDistribution
  1. Then reset BITS using the below:
bitsadmin /reset /allusers
  1. Start all the services you have stopped earlier by running the following commands:
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
net start AppReadiness
  1. Close the Command Prompt window and restart your system.

See: How to Reset Windows Update to Default in Windows 10

For the time being disable third-party antivirus

3rd party antimalware is often found to hamper the Windows updates process and is responsible for preventing them from being installed. This protection software may cause system files to fall into conflict. So disable the tool for the time being you install the update:

  1. Go to the right side of the taskbar and click on the up arrow.
  2. Locate the antimalware icon in the system tray Right-click on this.
  3. Select Pause or Disable whichever is showing.
  4. Choose a time period or choose Until I turn it back on.
  5. Go to Settings > Windows Update and click on Check for updates.
  6. Enable the antimalware after the update is installed.

Run SFC Scan and DISM Commands to fix KB5030509 Failed to Install

When KB5030509 failed to install issue occurs, the system files might be corrupted. Furthermore, windows image files might also be creating problems. Fortunately, you can use SFC Scan and DISM to repair these problems ending with resolving the error.

  1. Open elevated Command prompt (Type cmd in Windows search and select Run as administrator).
  2. Type the System file checker command SFC /SCANNOW and press Enter.
  3. The scanning process will take some time so wait patiently and when verification is 100% completed restart your computer.
  4. Check if the Windows Configuration update is installed successfully. If not again open Command prompt as administrator.
  5. Copy-paste the below-provided command lines sequentially:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Fix KB5030509 Failed to Install
  1. Once these are executed, restart your PC.

SFC /Scannow, DISM.Exe, CHKDSK Windows 11 or 10

Check your Internet Connection

Before going ahead check the basic factor that may cause KB5030509 failed to install issue. Internet connection is mandatory for receiving an update so when you are going to install check if this is working well. Otherwise, follow the steps:

  1. Plug out or Switch off the modem and stay for a minimum of 10 seconds.
  2. Then Turn on the modem, establish the internet connection, and then check for updates.

Despite the internet connection is not working or creating any severe issues then reset it:

  1. Right-click on “Start” and select Settings.
  2. Choose – “Network & Internet”.
  3. Scroll down, and click on Advanced network settings.
  4. Then click “Network reset”.
  5. On the following screen, click on Reset now.
  6. A verification popup will appear; select Yes.
  7. Once the system reboots; connect to the internet.
  8. Now, try to install the Windows update once again.

Adjust Alternate and Preferred DNS Settings

DNS settings might affect the Windows configuration update when you try to install it because these settings are responsible for establishing connection between your computer and the Microsoft update server. But you can change the server addresses to successfully receive the update:

  1. Press Windows + R and type ncpa.cpl.
  2. Hit Enter to open the Network Connections window.
  3. Right-click on the running adapter and select “Properties”.
  4. Double-click on Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  5. On the new window, check the option – “Use the following DNS server addresses”.
  6. Enter the following IP addresses in the relevant boxes:

Preferred DNS server -
Alternate DNS server -

adjusting Alternate and Preferred DNS Settings
  1. Finally, click OK to close the window.

Install Update Windows Clean Boot State

Clean boot state allows running only essential services that can run the system and unnecessary and glitching programs are stopped which affects the Windows update process. So you have a chance to install KB5030509 without any interference. Follow the steps:

  1. Click on Search, type “msconfig” (without quotes), and press “Enter”.
  2. Staying in the General tab, check “Selective Startup”.
  3. Then, uncheck “Load startup items”.
  4. Make sure that Load system services and Use original boot configuration are selected.
  5. Click on the Services tab and check “Hide all Microsoft services”.
  6. Then, click on “Disable All”.
  7. Finally, click on Apply and OK, and reboot your system.

Execute an In-Place Upgrade

In-Place upgrade can help for sure when you’re facing KB5030509 update issue. This process will reinstall the Windows 11 having your files, preferences, and applications intact.

  1. Navigate to the official website.
  2. Move down to – “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)” located at the last part of the page.
  3. Click on the Select one dropdown and select the option stating – “Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO)”.
  4. After that, click on the “Download” button.
  5. When your request is validated, click on Choose one and select a product language.
  6. Select Confirm.
  7. Again after validation, click on “64-bit Download”.
  8. Go to the folder location where the “ISO” file is saved.
  9. Then, right-click on the iso file and choose Mount from context menu.
  10. Double-click on the setup.exe file.
  11. Once UAC prompts for your approval, select Yes.
  12. After you notice a wizard named “Install Windows 11”; click on Next.
  13. Select Accept.
  14. On the Ready to Install page, select the option that says Keep personal files and apps.
  15. In the end, click on Install.

Use Windows Update Troubleshooter
Reset the Windows Update Cache
For the time being disable third-party antivirus
Run SFC Scan and DISM Commands
Check your Internet Connection
Adjust Alternate and Preferred DNS Settings
Install Update Windows Clean Boot State
Execute an In-Place Upgrade

That’s all!!

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