It’s not just you: Windows 10 KB5003173 update
is failing with 0x800f0922 for a lot of users,
according to numerous reports seen by us. While Windows Update
typically offers a smooth update experience, it looks as though
some users are having issues upgrading from April 2021 Patch to
the newly released May 2021 Patch
Windows 10 KB5003173 is part of the
May 2021 Patch Tuesday update cycle and it was released on
May 11. This is the security cumulative update for the most
recent version of Windows 10 – version 20H2 (released in
October 2020) and version 2004 (released in May 2020).
Unfortunately, it seems to be causing problems for some people,
including what seems to be a Microsoft Edge compatibility bug
that trashes the Windows Update process itself, which means the
update installation will fail and Microsoft will roll back the
When applying KB5003173 mandatory update, a lot of users
noticed that the installation fails with a mysterious error
message “0x800f0922” and Windows initiates the automatic
rollback. One affected user told us that the DISM approach
didn’t work for them, but the update can be installed
successfully when they reinstall Microsoft Edge.
Based on reports
it looks like Windows 10 error 0x800f0922 is hitting devices
where Microsoft Edge (Chromium) has been manually removed to
restore the legacy Microsoft Edge.
When you install KB5003173, it also attempts to install the
Chromium Edge. However, the update installation fails when it
detects an empty Edge folder in the system drive (C:Program
Files (x86)MicrosoftEdge). As a result, Windows initiates
the automatic rollback and an error message is displayed within
the Settings app.
This can happen when you used an incorrect command to uninstall
Microsoft Edge and leftover folders weren’t removed properly.
How to fix 0x800f0922 error on Windows 10
To fix Windows Update error 0x800f0922, use these steps:
- Open the system drive.
- Navigate to Program Files (x86).
- Open Microsoft folder.
- Locate and delete the Edge folder.
- Restart the system.
If you’re still unable to apply this month’s cumulative update,
head to Microsoft’s website and download
Chromium Edge, and reinstall the browser manually.
This will allow the cumulative update to successfully detect
the browser on your system and the installation will proceed,
as confirmed by affected users.
Windows 10 update installation failure is always accompanied by
an error message and that code may vary. Unfortunately,
there are cases where the update installation fails with
different error messages each time and Microsoft Edge
workaround doesn’t work.
Some users observed that update downloads and installation goes
to 73% and then it fails with an unexpected error message.
Repair Windows 10 with Media Creation Tool
If you are one of those having trouble when installing the
latest updates, there’s no known workaround but you can try to
repair the operating system using Media Creation Tool.
Repairing Windows 10 with Media Creation Tool is remarkably
easy and it doesn’t take very long as long as you have a
fast/stable internet connection. Don’t worry, refreshing the OS
using Media Creation Tool will not remove the personal files
and folders as long as you check the option.
If you’re not comfortable with Media Creation Tool, you can
also pause the update for now, and wait for the next batch of
optional cumulative update, which is expected to land in the
third or fourth week of the month.
However, it’s important to note that KB5003173 applies security
fixes to Windows 10 version 20H2 and version 2004, and it also
fixes the high CPU usage bug, which was reported by some users.