New Update Windows 11 22H2 driver updates are failing left and right

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Microsoft confirmed that botched WSUS Server upgrades led to failure of the Windows 11 22H2 Patch Tuesday update delivery, though thankfully the company provided a workaround for the same. Following that, VMware confirmed that Secure Boot was leading to boot failures on vSphere VMs post-installation of Patch Tuesday. And although not totally related, many users across various online forums are reporting about driver update failures when trying to install them via the Windows Update. Such affected users say they are encountering driver update failures with the error code "0x80070103". The issue seems to be affecting Surface devices, though other reports show all sorts of drivers, from Realtek. to Intel, to Dolby, to Dell, and many more, are failing to install, all exhibiting similar symptoms. It is believed that [beware! connection not secure] this error is displayed when Windows Update tries to install a previous version or less compatible version of an already installed driver. Intel however recommends fixing the issue using Windows Update Troubleshooter.
 

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Microsoft confirms Windows 11 driver updates are failing with 0x80070103​

The good news is Microsoft has confirmed that it knows about the Windows Update failure, which it describes as a problem that “shouldn’t impact your general usage”.

“It’s showing this error because it’s attempting to install something that’s already installed. Beyond showing the error message, this shouldn’t impact your general usage,” a Microsoft official noted in a post spotted by Windows Latest.

This is a generic failure and an issue that the company is watching closely, but there’s no official workaround available now.
 

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“It’s showing this error because it’s attempting to install something that’s already installed. Beyond showing the error message, this shouldn’t impact your general usage,”
I figured this is what it was, but my OCDC got the better of me.:LOL::cool:
 

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