How to fix KB3081424 update failed error in Windows 10

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The latest issue affecting Windows 10 is an update bug that prevents the KB3081424 file from installing, giving you an error that says “We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing the changes”. Failed updates and installations are common issues experienced by many Windows users. However, this particular update error causes the system to reboot again and again, because when each time the update fails, it requires a mandatory reboot. Your system might also be affected by this error so bookmark this page. Here is how to fix failed to install KB3081424 update in Windows 10:

How to fix cannot install KB3081424 update in Windows 10

You should get enough time to try the below steps before the windows 10 tried to install KB3081424:

  1. Click Start >> Type “regedit” in the search bar >> Press Enter
  2. Open the registry editor and navigate to the following key:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList
  • To be safe you can right click “ProfileList” and click “Export”. This will backup the registry key.
  • Under ProfileList, you will see Profile keys in the format S-1-5-18, S-1-5-19, S-1-5-20 etc. Select each one and delete their ProfileImagePath by right clicking on it and selecting Delete.
  • Exit regedit and restart your system.
  • Now when the system update runs the KB3081424 update patch will install without error.
  • This KB3081424 update issue has even made it to the headline of Forbes, but. A lot of new OSs are prone to errors and bugs and that’s why it continuously receives errors. However, Windows 10’s forced updates can become a real nuisance when its system update files are corrupted. People with no technical skill will find it hard to solve the problem themselves- especially when the solution involves tweaking the registry. If the above method still didn’t solve the Windows 10 system update error, also try the simple method here: How to fix failed to install KB3081704 update in Windows 10.

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