Windows 11 KB5034123 update is Stuck download (8 Solutions)

Experiencing problem downloading Windows 11 KB5034123 update, it stuck download hours or failed to install with different errors Here is how to fix it.

The Windows 11 KB5034123 Update is the second major update released since the introduction of the Windows 11 operating system. It’s available for both Windows 11 devices and those currently running Windows 10. This update is offered as an optional feature update, which means users must manually initiate the download and installation process by clicking on the designated button for the Windows 11 Moment 4 update. Overall installing the Windows 11 KB5034123 Update is a straightforward process. However, at times you may encounter issues during the download and installation of Windows 11 updates. Users report Windows 11 KB5034123 failed to install, or Windows 11 update is stuck download hours.

Your internet connection speed could be the reason why update is stuck, as you need stable internet connection to download updates from Microsoft server.

Why Windows 11 KB5034123 update fail?

This issue of Windows 11 KB5034123 fails to install only occurs to users trying to upgrade to Windows 11 via the Windows update page. However yet it’s not clear what is the main cause of this issue maybe it is a compatibility issue, or something else.

Sometimes due to slow or unstable Internet connectivity issues the Windows 11 KB5034123 Update is stuck download hours, or third-party security software prevents apply new changes. Again not enough storage space or corrupted system files, An issue with the Windows Update service cause Windows 11 KB5034123 failed to install with different errors.

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  • Slow or unstable internet connections can lead to incomplete or corrupted downloads of update files. This can result in failed installations or errors during the update process.
  • If there are pre-existing issues with system files, such as corruption or damage, the update process may encounter errors. These files are crucial for the proper functioning of the operating system.
  • Issues with the Windows Update service, which manages the downloading and installation of updates, can prevent updates from being applied. This can be due to service disruptions or corruption in the update components.
  • Again third-party antivirus or security software can sometimes identify the update process as a potential threat and block it. Adjusting the settings or temporarily disabling the software may be necessary.
  • If the device doesn’t have enough available storage, the update procedure won’t be able to fetch and set up the required files. Ensuring there’s enough free space is crucial to allow for the update to take place.

How to fix Windows 11 Update failing errors?

There are multiple solutions to fix Windows 11 update problems, some of them include restart your device, Ensure a stable, high-speed internet connection before updating. Temporarily disable third-party applications and security software. Run Windows update troubleshooter, Clear update cache, repair corrupted system files with DISM and sfc utility, switch to Google DNS and more.

  • Clear out unnecessary files or use an external storage device to make room for the update files.
  • Temporarily disable third-party applications and security software during the update process to prevent conflicts with the system.
  • Ensure a stable and high-speed internet connection to facilitate a smooth download and installation of the update files.
  • Update critical drivers, particularly for graphics and chipsets, to ensure compatibility and smooth functioning.
  • Run a system file checker scan to identify and fix any corrupted or missing system files that may be causing issues.
  • Upgrade your computer’s components, such as the processor, RAM, or storage, to meet the requirements of Windows 11.

Restart Windows 11 PC

Let’s first restart your PC. When you restart your computer, it closes all running processes and starts them fresh. This can clear out any temporary glitches, free up system resources, and apply recent updates. It’s a simple but effective step that can fix minor software or performance issues. If you’re experiencing problems with your computer, try restarting it before attempting more complex troubleshooting steps.

Restarting the computer forces all the OS and all applications to start over and can “fix” many issues.

Check internet connection

The Windows 11 KB5034123 update size is around 600MB, and you must have a stable and working internet connection to download the Windows 11 Moment 4 update files from the Microsoft server.

You can check your internet speed here

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In addition press the Windows key + R, type ping -t and click ok to check if its continues getting replay from If it breaks then you need to troubleshoot your internet connectivity.

In addition, temporarily disable or uninstall third-party antivirus if you have installed it on your computer Because sometimes security software prevents apply new changes on your device. Again if you are connected VPN server we recommend disconnecting it and installing the Windows 11 KB5034123 update again.

Make enough disk space for installation

It’s important to check and make sure you have enough free storage space on your device to download and install the Windows 11 KB5034123 update. Hence windows 11 Moment 4 is a big update that brings a number of new features and changes, this is going to be a large package for you. Make sure you have at least 3 or 4 GB of free storage space to install feature updates without any issues or errors.

  • Check the system drive, often the C: drive, to see if there is enough free disc space.
  • Also, you can use the Disk Clean-up tool to make some room on your drive and uninstall unused programs.
  • Or you can transfer some large files to an external drive from the desktop or the downloads folder to free up disk space on the system drive.

In addition, Make sure the time and location are set correctly because sometimes Incorrect time zone settings might lead to issues like failed Windows update installations.

  • Right-click the date and time in the taskbar’s lower right corner and select Adjust Date and Time.
  • Make sure to toggle on the set time automatically and set time zone automatically options.

Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter tool

Windows 11 features a built-in update troubleshooter tool that can handle a variety of issues automatically. Let’s run the update troubleshooter and let Windows address any issues preventing updates from downloading or installing.

  • Press the Windows key + X and select settings,
  • Go to System the Troubleshoot and click on other troubleshooters,
  • This will display a list of available troubleshooters, scroll down to locate the Windows update and click Run next to it.

windows update troubleshooter

This will identify any issues preventing the Windows 11 KB5034123 update from installing or applying the most recent updates to your machine and attempt to fix them on its own.

Once the troubleshooting completes, reboot your PC and try to install the Windows 11 KB5034123 update again.

Clean up the Windows Image with the DISM and system file checker

Windows 11 has a tool called, Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM), usually this tool used by Windows administrators to deploy and manage Windows images. But this tool is also handy for fix corrupt or missing Windows to update files on Windows 11 computers. Again there is a possibility that corrupted or missing system files are causing the issue or that Windows 11 installation will become stuck for hours. Running system file checker utility scan for missing system files and update them.

Your system might fail to install the windows 11 KB5034123 update if the essential system files are corrupt. In this context, performing the DISM and SFC scans may solve the problem.

  • Open the command prompt as administrator, to do so search cmd on the start menu right-click on the command prompt and select run as administrator.
  • First, run DISM restore health command Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Let the scanning process complete 100%, note you may notice that the progress will seem to be stuck at 20%. This is normal behavior and will stay at 20% for a while before continuing.
  • Next, run the system file checker command sfc /scannow, this is a great way to repair files that DISM cannot.
  • SFC will scan all protected system files, and replace any corrupted files with a cached copy located in a compressed folder located in your  c:\windows\system32\dllcache folder.

Once completed, reboot your PC and try to install the Windows 11 update again, check if the KB5034123 update can be installed without any problems or errors.

Reset Windows Update components

Sometimes new update files may fail to install or apply if there’s something wrong with Windows Update components. Yes if Windows update components are corrupted, or the Windows update or its related service not started or is stuck running it may result Windows 11 2023 update is stuck download or fail to install with different errors. Resetting Windows Update components is probably one of the best working solutions to fix Windows update problems on Windows 11. Here is how to do it:

Step 01: Stop Windows Update service and its related services

  • Press the Windows key + R, type services.msc and click to open the Windows service console,
  • Scroll down and locate the Windows update service, right-click on it select stop,
  • In addition, stop the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Cryptographic service as well.

Stop windows 11 update service

Step 02: Clear Windows update cache files

  • Now open Windows File Explorer using Windows key + E,
  • Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
  • Here inside the download folder, delete all files and folders there, To do so press Windows key + A to select all then hit the del key.

Clear windows 11 update cache

  • Don’t worry about these files these are cache files only, and next time when you check for updates this will download fresh update files from the Microsoft server.

Step: 03 Restart your computer

Finally, close everything and reboot your PC from the start menu – > power button.

Now again open the Windows update and try to download the Windows 11 2023 update now.

Update your drivers

Sometimes this issue (Windows 11 KB5034123 failed) may also be triggered by some missing or outdated drivers. A few Windows users reported that this issue is resolved after they update their Graphics drivers. Try updating your drivers to see if you can fix this issue.

  • Press the windows key + x and select Device Manager,
  • This will display a list of drivers installed on your computer,
  • Locate and expand the display adapters, right-click on the installed graphics driver select update driver.
  • Select the option Browse my computer for drivers to allow download updated drivers from the Microsoft server and follow the on-screen instructions.

update graphics driver

Also, you can visit the device manufacturer to download and install the latest driver update for your computer as well.

Use the Latest Update Assistant to Update Your System

Usually, the official way to download and install the Windows 11 2023 update is to install it through the Windows Update channel. But if your system cannot install it, stuck download or fails to install with different for any reason, you can use the latest Windows 11 installation Assistant to upgrade Your System to Windows 11 version 22h2.

  • Open the web browser and head over to the official Microsoft Windows 11 download page here.

Download windows 11 installation assistant

  • Open the folder where the file is located, right-click the program package, and choose Run as administrator
  • Click Accept and Install. The installation assistant will then automatically download and install Windows 11.

Accept License terms

  • Once the installation is ready the computer will need to restart to apply the new version and changes.

windows 11 assistant restart to apply

  • Click restart when you are ready or it will automatically restart after 30 min. (You have the option to Restart later as well.)

Also, you can use the Windows 11 media creation tool to make it bootable USB Or use Windows 11 ISO to install it from scratch.

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