Microsoft recently released Windows 11 August update KB5016629 to PCs running Windows 11 version 21H2. The update brings Focus assist feature, OOBE update option & many fixes. But Windows 11 update KB5016629 is also causing freezing, reboot issues. It has also failed to download and install for many.

These issues have been reported at official Microsoft forum by many Windows 11 users.

Fails to download & install for many:

Users have reported 1, 2, 3 that the update KB5016629 fails to download and install for many.

Windows 2022-08 Cumulative Update (KB5016629) is stuck on Pending Download


I have recently have had this issue with windows 11 where the cumulative updates would not download. I overcame this issue by;

services.msc -> stopping windows update -> Delete all files in C:\WINDOWS\SOFTWAREDISTRIBUTION and then start windows update again through services.

It had worked for the 2022-06 cumulative update but is not working for this current one. I have also tried troubleshooting and then restarting the computer (however this does absolutely nothing) I have also tried rolling back updates and see if it would install however all the updates would download except this cumulative update.

Update KB5016629 problem

Im having the following issue with this update:

After downloading and installing it without a problem from Windows update whenever i get to restart the pc to apply the update it just stops at 35%, gets into a loop restarting the pc like maybe 3 or 4 times showing “something has not gone as plan, rolling back the changes” or something similar and never gets to install it.

Anyone having the same issue? Already tried the troubleshooter and manually installing the update though thats not the issue.

Windows 11 Cannot install update KB5016629

Have Windows 11 (upgrade from Win 10) – cannot install KB5016629 (and before it KB5015814) – tried all MS recommendations but still doesn’t install. Have now hidden it using WUSHOWHIDE. My WINVER is currently showing Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.739). When the update tries to install it goes up to 100%, reboots and then it says, “Something didn’t go as planned. No need to worry – undoing changes. Please keep your computer on”, then it takes about 10 minutes undoing all the changes and sets everything back to where it was – BUT when I re-boot again, it again tries to install the updates and does EXACTLY the same.

Freezing & Reboot loop issue:

The update KB5016629 is causing freezing and reboot loop issues, report users.

WIn 11 could not update KB5016629 and KBKB5015882, stuck in reboot loop, then boot failed and had to manually uninstall last update…

Hello gentlemen,

Since July my Pc tried numerous times to install the two updates in the title: everytime installation failed during reboot (“Something went wrong, but don’t worry etc etc”). THe error code is 0x8007054f.
At one point I tried to manually fix the situation:
-I ran SFC scannow
-I ran DISM tools
– I got fed up and reinstalled windows 11 altogether via Windows Installation Assistant.

Yet, situation got only worse. At one point, after being stuck in reboot loop for like two hours, The os gave up and gave me the recovery options, asking to go back to a previous restore point.
Nothing worked, until I manually uninstalled the last update.

My laptop freezes after the last update – 2022-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for arm64-based Systems (KB5016629)

To whom it may concern,

I recently installed the 2022-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for arm64-based Systems (KB5016629) and anytime after re-entering the Windows and having them on hold for some time, the opened apps freeze with the desktop screen or the apps per se to show a smaller window of them and the cursor is timing as a busy app. I solve this using Ctrl+Alt+Del to enter the taskbar and sometimes the freezing status is resolved and other times I need to kill the currently opened app.

My laptop is Surface Pro X, Microsoft SQ2 @ 3.15 GHz with OS Win11 x64 and I work with a dual screen. I am not sure whether the last matters to the potential bug.