How to Fix Windows 11 Error code KB5016691?

Many users are getting this Error code KB5016691 which is an optional cumulative preview update. In this article we will discuss the causes and different methods used to solve this error code.

If you are having update issues, you should manually delete your update files, including any potentially corrupt files or frozen downloads.

To do this, restart your system in Safe Mode and follow these steps:

  • In File Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\
  • Delete Software Distribution folder.
  • Restart your system

Solutions to Fix the Error Code KB5016691

Disable Third-party software

To disable Third-party software,
  1. Firstly, go to the Control Panel and Select Programs and Features.
  2. After that, right-click on the program you want to remove and
  3. Finally, select Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.

Run the Troubleshooter for Error Code KB5016691

  • Firstly, go to Start > Settings > System > Troubleshoot
  • After that, open Other trouble-shooters tab
  • In this window, Scroll down to locate the Windows Update option and click Run
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  • Finally, try running the update process once again.

Reset Windows Update Components

  • Firstly, open the Command Prompt window and select Run as administrator
  • Then, once User Account Control pops up, click on Yes
  • Next, in the new window,
    • Enter all these commands and click Enter every time
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  • Finally, restart your device and try updating again.

Repair System Corruption

  • Firstly, open Command Prompt window and Run as administrator
  • After that, enter the following command lines, pressing Enter after each:
    sfc /scannow
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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  • Restart your computer.

Try installing the update manually

  • Firstly, Go to Microsoft Update Catalog
  • Secondly, type in the KB number and click Search
  • After that, select the version that is compatible with your operating system and click Download
  • Finally, follow the instructions and restart your system once completed.

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