If you are using a Windows 11 computer and like to stay up to date but have recently been trying to update with KB5017389 with little success. This article will show you several different things you can do to fix the problem and get Windows 11 to update properly again. Don’t stress this kind of thing happens all the time on Windows 11.

Related: How to fix Windows could not assign a drive letter to a partition on Disk when clean installing Windows 11.

Windows 11 is a nice, subtle upgrade from Windows 10, with some nice sleek changes and a minimalistic design approach. Unfortunately, just like good old Windows 10, Windows 11 isn’t an improvement on a lot of other things, it has all the same errors and issues that are found in Windows 10 and a nice selection of modern ones for you to get accustomed with.

One of the most common types of error messages that you will encounter on Windows 11 are update errors and failed update installations, both of which come in a variety of different flavours. Either ones that break the OS entirely, like the recent one that prevented the Control Panel from working or less painful ones that prevent updates from downloading and installing correctly.

How do you fix Windows 11 update Windows update KB5017389?

A quick and easy solution update Windows update KB5017389 is to run the Windows 11 Update Troubleshooter.

  • Open the Settings app by pressing Windows Key + I.
  • Next, stay on the System tab and click Troubleshooting from the central pane.
  • Here you will see a long list of troubleshooting options, however, the one you are looking for is near the top called Windows Update.
  • Simply click Run next to this entry and follow the steps shown by the tool.
  • After the tool completes its checks and fixes, you should be able to update your device.

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Clear Delivery Optimization Files on Windows 11 to fix update Windows update KB5017389.

If the Update Troubleshooter didn’t fix update Windows update KB5017389 try clearing Delivery Optimization Files.

  • To do this go to Settings > System > Storage > Temporary Files > Delivery Optimization Files. Once you are in this location make sure Delivery Optimization Files is ticked then click Remove files to clear out any leftover game files.

How to fix KB5017389 not installing on Windows 11

Uninstall the last Windows 11 update that was installed to fix update Windows update KB5017389.

If you still have the option to uninstall the latest Windows 11 update that was installed on your computer do that. If you aren’t sure how to check out the article linked below.

How to uninstall a bad Windows 11 update. Rollback a Windows 11 update.

Download and install the latest update for Windows 11 to fix update Windows update KB5017389.

Download and install the newest windows update after removing an old one. (Skip the problematic one) This will bring with it any fixes that may help solve this error message. There may not be any available, however, it is worth a try. To force a manual update go to Settings > Windows update > Check for updates.

KB5017389 not installing on Windows 11

Try to manually update Windows 11 using the Microsoft Update Catalogue to fix update Windows update KB5017389.

If the Windows Troubleshooting tool doesn’t solve this problem the next best option is to manually update Windows 11 to KB5017389 . Simply visit the Microsoft Update Catalogue website and download KB5017389. Don’t worry if you pick the wrong one, Windows won’t let you install it anyway.