KB3206632 Cumulative Update Failed to Install in Windows 10

Last Updated on December 28, 2016

Windows 10 KB3206632

A lot of people are failing to install the KB3206632 cumulative update in their Windows 10 PCs. Because of this, their PCs can’t run the latest version of the OS.

Like all other cumulative updates, KB3206632 is a ‘hotfix’ to keep Windows 10 up to date. This kind of update is released each month or two by Microsoft to fix all the bugs and security vulnerabilities found in OS.

By definition, cumulative updates shouldn’t be necessary to install. With Microsoft however, it’s a little difficult, though possible.

Steps to install KB3206632 on your PC

Microsoft provides an easy way to manually download the updates for your PC using the Update catalog. You can use catalog.update.microsoft.com to search and download each update for your PC manually. Here are the step by step instructions.

Clean Downloaded Installations and SoftwareDistributons folder

Since the cumulative update isn’t installing automatically in Windows Updates, it could be possible that the Downloaded installations and Software Distribution folders may have some junk. These two are used to store temporary update data and other files while Windows installs updates.

With time, they can get filled with old and outdated data which can obstruct the Update process. Clearing them can help you to mitigate KB3206632 failing to install problem. I have written a guide in the past on how to clean the Clean up SoftwareDistribution and Downloaded Installations folders. Use it and then proceed with manually installing the updates.

Download and install KB3206632

  • Go to Microsoft Update Catalog page.
  • You will get a list of two files available for download. Depending on whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit PC, select the appropriate file and click on Download.
  • Once downloaded, open the msu file and let it do its work. Your PC will restart a few times during the process.

That’s it. Now, you shouldn’t get the KB3206632 cumulative update failed to install error.


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Written by Utkarsh

Utkarsh Bhatt is a certified tech expert and software engineer for a Fortune 500 Company. He was born in 1995, making him one of the oldest members of the team at EFX. Utkarsh loves solving technical issues and is always the first to jump on any problem that needs solving. When he’s not coding or debugging, he enjoys playing video games (especially Super Smash Bros.) and watching cartoons.

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