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KB5001649 Failing to Install with 0x80070541

Microsoft released a new update today, with number KB5001649(19041.870/19042.870) that fixes issues related to Printing in Windows 10. After installing KB5000808, users were reporting that during printing, a number of components were missing, like Labels, barcodes, etc, along with the APC_INDEX_MISMATCH error. Yesterday, Microsoft acknowledged the issue and posted the following in release health:

After installing updates released March 9, 2021 or March 15, 2021, you might get unexpected results when printing from some apps. Issues might include:
  • Elements of the document might print as solid black/color boxes or might be missing, including barcodes, QR codes, and graphics elements, such as logos.
  • Table lines might be missing. Other alignment or formatting issues might also be present.
  • Printing from some apps or to some printers might result in a blank page or label.
Affected platforms:

The issue was quickly mitigated and an update KB5001649 was available early morning today. However, if the users are trying to install this update through Windows update, it is failing with Error 0x80070541.

Users getting error when trying to download KB5001649

The error code says something is wrong with the package.

# as an HRESULT: Severity: FAILURE (1), FACILITY_WIN32 (0x7), Code 0x541
# for hex 0x541 / decimal 1345
  ERROR_INVALID_GROUP_ATTRIBUTES                                 winerror.h
# The specified attributes are invalid, or incompatible with
# the attributes for the group as a whole.
# 1 matches found for "80070541"

Fix KB5001649 failing to install with 80070541

For the users having this issue, manually updating through the MSU file should work. I am sure this would be corrected as soon asMicrrosoft knows about it, but manually updating is always reliable. Links are below:

Direct download links:

After opening the file, let the update install and your issue would be resolved. Were you affected by KB5001649 bug? Let us know in the comments…

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