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Top 5 Ways to Fix OEM-HIDClass – Not Installing on Windows 

Windows 11 is still a work in progress. Microsoft frequently releases new OS builds to add new features and fix bugs. Apart from major OS updates, the company also bundles optional updates for users. Recently OEM-HIDClass – update puzzles many Windows users. Here’s what it means by OEM-HIDClass – on Windows and troubleshooting tricks to install it successfully. 

Normally, we don’t advise installing optional updates like OEM-HIDClass – on Windows. But when something is off after a major Windows update, you should check and install optional updates on the computer. If you notice any issue with the microphone, audio, Windows Hello, display, etc., you can try your luck with installing optional updates. 

Recently, Microsoft pushed OEM-HIDClass – update to all Windows 11 users, and many have complained about installation issues. Go through the tricks below to troubleshoot the issue in no time. 

1. Pause Windows Updates and Try Again

Following wide criticism during Windows 10 launch, Microsoft started offering an option to pause Windows updates on your computer. After facing an error with installing OEM-HIDClass – on the computer, many paused Windows updates on the computer and resumed again for a smooth installation process. 

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings menu (Windows + I keys). 

Step 2: Select Windows Update from the left sidebar. 

Step 3: Pause Windows updates for a week. 

Step 4: Restart your computer and go to the same Windows menu. 

Step 5: Select Resume updates and try installing OEM-HIDClass – update on your computer. 

2. Run Windows Troubleshooter Menu

Microsoft has packed a built-in Windows update troubleshooter tool to fix any issues regarding updates on Windows. Here’s how you can use it to fix OEM-HIDClass – installation error on your computer. 

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings menu (use Windows + I keys). 

Step 2: Go to the System menu and select Troubleshoot

Step 3: Open Other Troubleshooters

Step 4: Run Windows Update troubleshooter

Let Microsoft run and fix Windows update issues, and you can try installing the new build again. 

3. Uninstall Third-Pary Anti-Virus Apps

Third-party anti-virus apps can be aggressive sometimes. These third-party apps have been the major culprit for many in installing Windows updates. Follow the steps below to uninstall anti-virus apps on Windows. 

First, you need to close such apps running from the background completely. Otherwise, you will continue to run into errors during the uninstallation process. 

Step 1: Select the up arrow in the Windows taskbar. 

Step 2: Right-click on the anti-virus icon and select Quit from the context menu. 

Alternatively, you can quit anti-virus apps from the Task Manager too. 

Step 1: Right-click on the Windows key to open Task Manager

Step 2: Find a third-party anti-virus app from the list and select the End Task button. 

Step 3: Open the Windows Settings menu and select Apps from the sidebar. 

Step 4: Select Apps & features

Step 5: Scroll to a third-party anti-virus app from the list and select uninstall

Step 6: Confirm your decision. 

Step 7: Head to the Windows Update menu and try installing the latest Microsoft build without any issues. 

4. Use Device Manager Menu

HID stands for Human Interface Device. It’s essential for your keyboard, trackpad, mouse, and other hardware on your computer. You can update drivers from the Device Manager menu. 

First, you must download relevant drivers from the web and install them using the Device Manager menu. 

Step 1: Right-click on the Windows key to open Device Manager

Step 2: Expand Keyboard from the list and right-click on HID Keyboard Device

Step 3: Select Update Driver from the context menu and select Search automatically for drivers

Repeat the same for the laptop trackpad and try installing the Windows update again. 

5. Install Optional Updates and Try Again

This trick worked for us when we faced error 0X800f0922 when installing Windows update KB5012170. Here’s what you need to do. 

Step 1: Go to the Windows Update menu and select Advanced Options

Step 2: Select Optional updates and install pending driver updates on your PC. 

Once you complete the process, try installing HIDClass – again. 

Keep Your Windows Computer Up to Date

If none of the tricks work for you, wait for some time, as Microsoft servers face outages during the first few days of update availability. Wait for some time (preferably a day or two) and try again. Which trick worked for you? Share your findings in the comments below. 

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Parth Shah

Parth previously worked at EOTO.tech covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at WindowsPrime, Android Police, and GuidingTech writing about apps comparisons, tutorials, software tips and tricks, and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.

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