Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 KB4056892 Update on January 8 as an emergency or alternative method, through which the Spectre and Meltdown CPU issues could be immunized. This activity left many computer chips such as AMD, Intel, and ARM vulnerable. This resulted in the inability of a vast number of Windows 10 users unable to install updates successfully.
From the reports released by different windows 10 users, installation of cumulative update KB4056892 crashes later during booting, and the system fails to exit the boot loop. Booting the computer several times causes the system to perform a rollback of KB4056892 update; however, the issue persists since the user starts receiving 0x800f0845 error code and a prompt reminding you to Install KB4056892 update.
Notably, a big number of the PC’s that break after KB4056892 installation were mainly powered by AMD processors, Intel, Athlon, and ARM-powered processors are also affected by this problem. There are various reasons for the failure of KB4056892 installation, one of them being incompatibility of processors and update components.
Therefore, Repairlabs strongly recommend if you have not installed KB4056892 update then you shouldn’t install it until Microsoft resolves the issue. However, in case you have installed the update already the system crashes later, you can try and restore the system to the last restore point created or you can roll back the update. Once you are done, temporarily stop Windows 10 automatic updates.
If your Windows fails to start, you can try the solutions provided in this guide.
Solution 1: Update Rollback
In case your PC is completely stuck on the boot menu meaning you can’t access it, restart your computer severally in a row. This will eventually result to system rolling back the automatic update. When you access your PC Desktop, make sure that you enable the last Restore Point created before KB4056892 Update. Follow the steps below to ensure successful rollback
- Click Windows Key on your PC keyboard and type Restore Point
- Press Create Restore Point option in the window that appears
- Press System Restore option and click Next
- In case there isn’t an appropriate restore point, ensure you check the Show More Restore Points button at the bottom of the window
- Once it opens select Restore point created before the installation of KB4056892 update and hit Next
- Wait for the system to Restore
Once the system has completed the restoration process, it will require you to reboot your PC. Before restarting your computer, make sure that you have stopped Windows 10 automatic Updates to deter or avoid the installation of KB4056892 corrupted updates.
Solution 2: Stop Windows Update
To stop windows update services follow these steps
- Click Window Key plus letter R (Windows Key + R)
- Type the following and Press Enter (msc)
- Look for Windows Update Option and double-click
- On the prompt that appears click General tab to open it, then press Startup type and press Disable option
Once you have completed the above steps your PC Windows update will be disabled; thus no updates will be automatically installed unless you change the settings by enabling windows update services.
Solution 3: Temporarily stops Windows 10 Automatic Updates
In case you are using one of the following Windows 10 versions, Enterprise, Professional or Education you can freely stop automatic updates through Local Group Policy Editor
1. Click Window Key plus letter R (Windows Key + R)
2. In the search bar, type msc and click enter
3. Scroll down to Computer Configuration/ Administrative Templates/Windows Components and finally Windows Update
4. Mark it Enabled and look for the Options below
“Notify for downloads and install.”
“Auto download and notify for install.”
“Auto download and schedule the installation”
“Allow local admin to choose settings.”
5. Among the above options click the one that you prefer and select Apply
6. Click OK to ensure changes made are saved
Solution 4: System Restoration
If you have attempted the above solution and nothing helpful happens such that you boot, you may consider performing windows recovery. In this case, you will need to have a bootable DVD or USB drive. For more detailed information on how you successfully achieve this, you can find it here official Microsoft website.
Solution 5: Use Command Prompt to Uninstall KB4056892
KB4056892 Update can also be rolled back via DISM tools and Command Prompt (Admin). Follow the steps below:
- Use a bootable DVD or USB to boot your PC
- when you switch on your PC Windows Setup prompt Appears
- click the following Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt
- Type wmic logicaldisk get name on the CMD prompt that appears and press Enter (By now you should be able to see all drives)
- Drive C is the Default Drive where windows should be installed. Type DIR C and click (In case you are not completely sure which dive windows is installed, you can use DIR command for the other remaining drives)
- Type C and click Enter to navigate to the windows drive
- To remove KB4056892 Update Type this command dism /image:C:\\ /Remove-Package /PackageName:Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~16218.104.22.168 (You can replace drive c with another if necessary)
- Click Enter then wait for the process to complete
- Lastly, close the Command Prompt and Reboot your computer
Once your computer restarts, the KB4056892 Update error or bug should be completely resolved.
We have high hopes that one of the above solutions helped you to fix or resolve the KB4056892 Update error completely and now you can operate effectively on your PC