KB4579311 keeps trying to install and fails everytime

I think I stepped on someone else's post, so I am re-posting this. (I originally replied to the post on 10/16/2020, so the date sequence might be a little out of context.)

"2020-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based Systems (KB4579311)Failed to install on ‎10/‎15/‎2020 - 0x800f0988". It hung at 0%, 11%, 13%, 14%, 15%, 16%, 17%, 18%, 19%, 20%, jumped to 73%, then stated an error message and wanted me to try again. It was late evening 10/15/2020, so I shut down. I booted up this morning and it looks like the same sequence is occurring.

Same problem this morning. It went from 73% to 100% then an error occurred.

"Error encountered

Last checked: Yesterday, 10:26 PM

There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x800f0988)"

Retry

KB4579311 failed to install thru Windows update 3, actually 4, times, so I went to the Microsoft Download Center, picked the proper download and tried to install from there. That also failed. I also have not seen the Malicious Software removal tool for October.

10/17/2020: It is trying to install again this morning with the same apparent problem, so I paused it for now.

Dell XPS-8100

Windows 10 Pro

v2004

OS Build 19041.508

i5 Processor

8GB Ram

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Hi ChuckV1, I am Paulo. I'm an Independent Advisor and an individual like you inclined to help.

I have encountered this issue as well. What fixed mine was resetting the Windows Update using this article

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24742-reset...

(Disclaimer: Tenforums is a non-Microsoft website but the page provides accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.)

Let me know if this helps.

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Not seeing this on either of my 2 Dell PCs.
Windows 10 Pro Slow Ring

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Paulo,

After reading the news articles regarding KB4579311 and KB4577671, I am leaving my computer updates on "pause" until Microsoft takes care of the issues. (I looked at the Microsoft download center and was not able to find KB4579311 as I was did before.)

Thanks,

cv

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I have tried this solution a few times it does NOT work for me (maybe for other people too), Besides not being able to install KB4579311 I cannot even install Windows 10, update 20H2. Is Windows even TRYING to fix this problem? 

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