Some people report that they have encountered the “KB3200970 failed to install” issue. This post from MiniTool Partition Wizard introduces this update and shows you how to solve the issue.

About KB3200970 Update

KB3200970 is an update released on November 8, 2016, and applied to Windows 10 version 1607 all editions and Windows Server 2016 all editions. This update addressed the following issues:

  • Users are prevented from connecting to a virtual private network (VPN).
  • Scheduled tasks don’t run in Task Scheduler after reenabling.
  • An issue with updating the Access Point Name (APN) database.
  • Japanese characters are missing when converted by the Input Method Editor.
  • The system tray shows no Wi-Fi connection even when Wi-Fi is present.
  • Windows devices disconnect from the Internet prematurely before users can complete their paid Wi-Fi purchase.
  • An issue with updating the new Belarusian ruble symbol to Br and the new ISO 4217 code to BYN.
  • Other issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, packaging release management, authentication, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Remote Desktop, Active Directory, wireless networking, Windows shell, graphics, enterprise security, and Microsoft HoloLens.

In addition, this update also improved the reliability of multimedia audio, Remote Desktop, and Internet Explorer 11, and brought security updates to many Windows components like Boot Manager, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Video Control, Common Log File System driver, etc.

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KB3200970 Failed to Install

Undoubtedly, this update is worth installing, but some people report that KB3200970 failed to install. They may receive the following error messages:

  • Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070057: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3200970).
  • Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x800F0922: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3200970).

Of course, the “KB3200970 failed to install” issue may have other error codes. How to fix this issue? You can try the following methods.

Fix 1. Reinstall Windows 10

The reason why cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 for x64-based systems (KB3200970) failed to install may be various, but many people report that they have solved the problem by reinstalling Windows 10.

It seems that this is the only solution and that’s why I list it first. To reinstall Windows 10, you should download the Windows media creation tool first, run this app, and then choose upgrade this PC. It's going to reinstall Windows 10 but your files and settings will be intact.

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Fix 2. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter and DISM Tool

Reinstalling Windows may take a couple of hours. If you don’t want to use this method, you can try the following methods first. If the following methods don’t work, you will have to reinstall Windows 10.

  1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
  • Type “troubleshoot” in the taskbar search box and click on it in the search results.
  • Click Additional troubleshooters.
  • Click Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

This makes sure that your computer is connected to the Internet, and checks to see whether your network adapter and Windows Update services are running correctly.

  1. Run DISM Tool
  • Type "command prompt" in the Windows search box. Then, right-click the Command Prompt icon and select Run as administrator.
  • Execute the following commands one by one: exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth; dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth.

This will repair system files, making sure the “KB3200970 failed to install” issue is not caused by corrupt system files.

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