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  1.    14 Aug 2016 #11
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    Try using Windows Update MiniTool to hide the update. Here is a YouTube video on how it works. In the video, he experienced a delay on checking for updates. On Windows 10, I didn't have that long delay.

    How to Use Windows Update MiniTool - YouTube
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  2.    15 Aug 2016 #12
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    I have that! Forgot all about it. That will work.
    Thanks for reminding me!
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  3.    15 Aug 2016 #13
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    You're welcome, a new version came out not long ago.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #14
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    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
    I got all 3 of last week's Patch Tuesday deliveries on schedule, but no AU -- this was what I anticipated.

    So, yes, I think the ability to defer the "upgrade" is separate from the usual patches.
    (I have "defer upgrades" enabled, as well as the GP edit to "notify but do not install" for regular updates, under Pro v.1511.)

    At least this is working for me.

    I will have to upgrade eventually, as I am running Win10 Pro and cannot defer indefinitely.
    I have seen plenty of reasons to hold off for the AU for a while, but that is another subject for another thread.

    Sorry to step only now.
    Over the last 1,5 day (really I spent probably over 10 hours on this) I have been trying to update my Windows 10 x64
    I give up. Have tried all ' advices' on Internet, the SFC, DISM stuff and incl clean boots, whatever.
    One day I will do a clean install - hopefully at least that will work out.
    Meanwhile, I'd like to permanently defer the update. I don't want to encounter the thing I had the other day that Windows, in the middle of backup reboots and (vainly) attempts to install the update.

    There are sooo many reports of failed installs...

    Actually I am not interested in seeking a solution: that I have done over the last 1,5 day and spent so many hours on waiting / reboots etc.
    Just now I want to stop updates.

    How did you manage that via GPEdit?

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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #15
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    You can disable Windows update in Services. Double click on Windows update, choose disable.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #16
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    Windows 10 x64

    Thanks for the quick feedback, I'll give it try tomorrow 1st thing
    (this is fm my tablet now)
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #17
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10

    My system downloaded 1607 and there were 4 failed attempts at installing. I didn't actually see these attempts other than the failures being recorded in the settings section. Then it started trying to download the whole thing all over again. I have a satellite internet connection at the moment, and this is a serious bandwidth hog, to the point where all the other devices in the house become nonfunctional online.

    Since my laptop is also experiencing a few issues which leads me to believe the hard drive has some bad spots, I just set the satellite connection to metered. I have neither the time nor the patience to fight with this right now, we're just nursing this laptop along and backing up stuff. As soon as I set the connection to metered, all other online functionality returned. Defender updates do continue to get downloaded. I just have to give Outlook permission to connect every time it is reopened, but that isn't a big deal.

    And as I await the delivery of a new laptop with Windows 10 preloaded, I dearly hope MS gets their act together when it comes to 1607 so that the new rig doesn't have to deal with this.
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #18
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    Yes, MS finally pushed the 1607 update to the last 2 PCs here just last week. I became aware of this when my wife showed me her laptop and under the Power button on Start there were 2 new options: "Update and Restart" and "Update and Shut Down". That's when I knew the jig was up.

    The second desktop PC had the update available, but because I set that PC with a faux metered connection it had not downloaded yet.

    This weekend I decided to get it over with and did the upgrade on both PCs.

    I experienced the download problem on the desktop. The download takes quite a while and seemed to have timed out at 72% one time and at 78% the next attempt. Close all and restart PC after each attempt and the 3rd time was the charm. Finally downloaded completely and then began "installation", which is actually just expanding files. You must restart to get the installation going.

    The Upgrade update takes a long time comparatively (about an hour on the older laptop, about 30 minutes on the desktop).

    When the system comes back up almost everything is as it was. Except for a few very annoying settings:
    1. System restore gets shut off for Drive C: and you must know to go back in and turn it on.
    2. Defragmentation gets turned back on for my SSDs, and set to run on a schedule. If you have SSDs you must know to go back in and change the settings to Never run on the SSD.
    3. Password Protected Sharing gets turned back on in Advanced Networking for "All Networks". If you turned this off like I do for the private network this will cause some file transfer problems until you figure out your settings were changed without notice.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #19
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    Well, I tried following methods:

    1) Used the 'pending' update at Start-Settings-Windows Update, I don't remember how many times
    Results: Windows update failed
    2) Used the"Update Now" from the Windows Media Creation tool website, i.e. running: Windows10Upgrade9252.exe
    Results: Windows update failed
    3) Performed a sfc /scannnow
    Results: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    4) Performed a DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    Results: The restore operation completed successfully. The operation completed successfully.

    4) Did a clean boot: disabling all non-MS services and all startup tasks
    Results: Windows update failed

    5) Ran Microsoft’s Troubleshooter
    results: One or more Windows Update components are configured incorrectly. (Fixed)
    update still not succesful
    then, following (5) above
    Went to c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download - deleted contents and did the Start-Settings-Windows Update again.
    Results: Windows update failed

    7) Also tried below method (described at:
    Message title: Updates KB3081448 KB3081449 fail to install ((aug 2015)
    Step :1
    a. Press Windows Key + X.
    b. Click on ‘Command Prompt (Admin)
    Note: Click ‘Yes’ if it prompts for UAC(User Account Control).
    c. Type following commands into the command prompt one after the other

    net stop wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net stop cryptsvc

    Keep Command Prompt window opened.

    Step :2
    Rename Windows Update folders
    At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command:

    ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
    ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    Then type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command:

    net start wuauserv
    net start bits
    net start cryptsvc

    Results: Windows update failed

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    I pretty much run out of options.

    Microsoft is making it quite difficult sometimes...

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  10.    3 Weeks Ago #20
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    Try This:

    First, go here:
    and see if there is a 1511 update not yet installed on your system. While not necessary, this could help later.

    Run the .bat file from this tutorial:
    Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Then (optional- to test WU to see if normal updates install):
    1. Go into Windows Update and switch your update settings to "Never Check for Updates", and restart the PC
    2. Go here: Microsoft Update Catalog and download an update not yet installed on the PC (these are self installing files) (Note: the Update Catalog only works with the Windows Browser IE)
    3. Run the download to install the update.
    4. Go back into Windows Update and change the setting back to what they were.
    5. If the update installs without problems you should be all set for the 1607 Upgrade

    Either go back into Windows Update and try and install the 1607 upgrade from there,
    Go back here:
    and download the Anniversary Update file and run that to install the update.

    See if that helps
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