Microsoft has released an out of schedule update for Windows 10 that fixes errors 0x80073D26 and 0x8007139F in operating system versions 20H1, 20H2, and 21H1.
Update KB5004327 is intended for systems that encountered issues installing or opening Xbox Games Pass games. Anyone affected by the issue is directed to the Microsoft Store for Gaming Services page when the errors occur.
This update replaces a rather convoluted solution to the problem that Microsoft previously released. The initial workaround involved using a PowerShell script to repair game services, and that wasn’t something many users felt comfortable doing.
The company announced the availability of the update on Twitter:
On the Windows message center, Microsoft says:
Out-of-band update to resolve an issue that prevents Xbox Game Pass games from being installed or opened
Microsoft has identified an issue that affects a small number of devices with Windows 10, version 20H1, Windows 10, version 20H2, and Windows 10, version 21H1 and has accelerated a resolution that is now available as an out of band update. This update fixes an issue where trying to install or open an Xbox Game Pass game on your Windows 10 device, you might be redirected to the Microsoft Store page for game services. For more information on the issue, see KB5004327: Error 0x80073D26 or 0x8007139F occurs when you install or start game services on a Windows 10 device. You do not need to install this update day if you do not have this problem.
As Microsoft explains in its tweet, the update is available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update Catalog. If you want to download it through Windows Update, you will need to check for optional updates.
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