Cumulative update KB5003173 is the latest one in May 2021. Numerous reports complained that the update fails or have problems with a new installation of Microsoft Edge.

The parent company removed the legacy desktop application of Edge in March 2021.

Security fixes are essential for Windows 10 to prevent hackers and protect from ransomware.

Also Read – Fix Error Code 0x800f081f and Installation of KB4571756 in Windows 10

Why KB5003173 Error Occurs ?

But it has some leftover folders in the system partition of Windows 10. Microsoft installed a new browser version in April 2021.

Delete the edge folder. Update installation will be successful if you use the standard Windows Update. Patch Tuesday installs the proper updates necessary.

Restart the BITS service to check for updates.

You can only have a smooth update experience on installing the previous updates. Always select system configuration for the correct build version.

Install new version of Microsoft Edge.

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KB5003173 Problems – Solutions

Type services.msc in the Run dialogue to open the Services window. Check all the related Windows Update services.

You can also try the DISM command to uninstall the previous updates.

Error message 0x800f0922 are common when this KB update fails while installing. The media creation tool used. To establish the updates. Need to include the right package.

5 Simple Fixes

There are five solutions here –

1.     Manually download the new Microsoft Edge (91.0.864.37) as of June 2021. Install it. Then install the latest KB5003173 update for Windows 10.

2.    Delete the following folder – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge. Try to reinstall KB5003173 again.

3.     The best method is to try using Windows Update to get your updates. You can press Win + I keys to get Settings and check for updates. Install all the latest updates.

4.     Try the Windows Update Troubleshooter available in Settings. It can fix many problems.

5.     Make sure you have an active Internet connection.

If the old legacy Edge still exists, you can remove that version using the following command in the elevated command prompt.

cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application[latest_version]\Installer setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall

C is the OS drive.

Common Fix

Updates on kb5003173 problems

To improve the security of Windows 10 when it performs basic operations.

Microsoft has developed it’s own OLE (Object linking and embedding) technology that allows linking and embedding to documents and other objects.

This update will also improve OLE security.

Bluetooth and Wireless technology are common to connect speakers, smart TV and external devices.

Once you connect to Bluetooth soundbar or any other device, proper installation of drivers is essential. This update improves the security of Bluetooth drivers.

Main Issue

The recent KB5003713 problems are because it fails to install on Windows 10 devices with a 0x800f0922 error code.

If you are one of those unlucky ones, you can read the below solutions to fix the update. It is part of the cumulative update after the recent 21H1 upgrade.


The leading cause is that this update tries to remove the legacy Edge browser and install the new version automatically.

It can also happen that you manually released the legacy version by yourself. It will leave some remnant empty folders on your Windows 10 PC.

When you install the new Edge version, it does not remove them. This incompatibility is the main reason for this issue.

KB5003173 Problems – Best Solution for 0x800f0922

I would suggest uninstalling the latest version of Microsoft Edge and reinstall it again.

You can always download the original version using Bing or Google search.

Edge integrated into Windows 10. It may not be possible to uninstall it.

Known Issues – KB5003173 Problems

Issue #1 – System and User Certificates being lost

After the previous update of 1809, users try to upgrade to any new version like 20H2 or 21H1.

If they have installed LCU (latest cumulative update) of Sept 16, 2020, and try to upgrade using a media like CD/DVD or pen drive to a higher version, this error occurs.

The installation media should contain the LCU update of Oct 13, 2020.

If you are using Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), which do not have the said LCU updates, this issue can occur.

Solution #1

You can roll back to the previous version of Windows 10 within the stipulated time.

You can also increase the number of waiting days before you rollback. Then try the default Windows Update in 10 and update to this KB5003173.

Issue #2 – Japanese Input Method Editor (IME)

Unable to enter Kanji characters in an app that allows input of Furigana characters.

Solution #2

No resolution is yet provided.

Issue #3 – Slower Performance in games

Solution #3

A small group of gaming people running games in full screen or borderless window mode faces this issue after the KB5003173 update.

You can roll back to the previous system restore point. Restarting your Windows 10 PC can help make your computer run faster in games.

Issue #4 – Audio Play high pitched noise

After the installation of the KB5003173 update, some users have seen distorted music and noise.

It happens when using specific audio devices and Windows settings. It mainly happens with 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio turned on your Windows 10 computer.

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Turn off Spatial Sound for clear Digital Audio

Solution #4

Instead of using the app, you can browse the music in Edge or a different browser. Turn off Spatial Sound from the system tray icon of the speaker. Right-click it and select OFF. 


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