Microsoft has successfully addressed a known issue that was causing the failure of Windows 10 security updates, specifically those released during this month’s Patch Tuesday. This issue was causing error code 0x8007000d, and it affected systems running Windows 10 21H2 and Windows 10 22H2.
Despite showing initial progress during deployment, the KB5031356 security update was failing. Microsoft confirmed and acknowledged the problem on Friday, after users had reported it since Tuesday.
The company utilized Known Issue Rollback (KIR), a Windows feature designed for reversing problematic non-security updates distributed through Windows Update, to resolve the issue. The automatic rollout of this fix may take up to 24 hours to reach all impacted consumer and non-managed business devices, but users can expedite the process by simply restarting their Windows devices.
Additionally, Microsoft offered manual steps to help accelerate recovery for impacted systems. This involved using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command-line tool and executing a restore command after running the Command Prompt as an Administrator. This process allowed affected users to search for updates again from the Windows Updates in the Settings view.
While the issue has been resolved for consumer and non-managed business devices, the company still needs to provide a Known Issue Rollback (KIR) Group Policy to assist Windows administrators in addressing the security update installation issue on affected Windows enterprise-managed devices.
Earlier this year, Microsoft also utilized Known Issue Rollback to fix other issues related to video recording in Windows apps and problems when saving and copying files on Windows 11 22H2.