KB3197954 (0x8e5e0) Fix on Windows 10 x64 Version 1604

Windows 10 Update KB3197954 doesn't install and fails with error message 0x8e5e0. The fix is to either install the update manually, or use one of the Windows inbuilt "cleanup" tools. A new tutorial has been released.
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SAN DIEGO - Nov. 4, 2016 - PRLog -- A new fix has been released for the "KB3197954" installation error on Windows 10. This error has plagued users of the 1604 build of the new OS, with a myriad of error messages appearing to show the system unable to install the update. Whilst there have been a number of proposed fixes, many still report the issue. A new tutorial has been released which promises to fix the error using inbuilt Windows tools.

The way to resolve the KB3197954 error is to ensure that Windows has all the appropriate files / settings and options in order, to get the update to install. Each Windows update fixes specific files / settings / options inside Windows, and if any of those are not present, or match any of the potential values proposed by the update, it will fail to install. Obviously this does not help many people who are receving the error.

The fix is to first make sure your Windows installation is working correctly. To do this, you need to load up "CMD.exe" (Command Prompt) by clicking on the "Search" box in the bottom left of your screen, and typing cmd.exe. This will load up a small black box into which you need to type "sfc /scannow". This will scan through all the important files of your system and ensure that they are working correctly.

If you perform the above and it does not resolve the error, there are a number of other options. Firstly, you should download the KB3197954 update manually and try installing it in "Safe Mode". To do this, you need to search for "KB3197954 manual download" and download the appropriate file for your version of Windows (x64 or x86). When you have the file saved, you then need to click onto the "Start" button (bottom left), select the power button and then hold SHIFT + click RESTART. This will bring up the "Advanced Options" menu from which you need to select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.

When restarted, your PC will present you with a number of options. Use your Keyboard to select "Safe Mode", hit Enter and wait for the system to load. This will load up a barebones version of Windows, allowing you to click onto the newly downloaded KB3197954 files. This will then begin the installation process, which may or may not succeed depending on whether your system still has issues.

Finally, you can also try the new "Windows Update Reset Tool" from Microsoft. This is a small script designed to clean out any of the potential corrupted entries in the Windows Update utility. The script is free and should only be downloaded from the official Microsoft website. After running this, let Windows try and update again.

You can fix KB3197954 error here:

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