21H2 update problem.

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  1. Posts : 34
    win 10
       #1

    21H2 update problem.


    Has anyone else run this update and ended up with numerous duplicate files and folders as I have though it all works?
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  2. selden's Avatar
    Posts : 145
    Win10 Pro X64 21H2 build 19044.1415
       #2

    Not I.
    I used the "enablement package" applied to 21H1.

    What version of Win10 did you start from? 21H1? 20H2? Something older?

    Which update method did you use?

    Win10's internal Windows update service?

    "Update now" button on the MS November 2021 installation Web page? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    Setup.exe on the installation media created by the Media Creation tool available on that same Web page?

    Some other method?
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  3. Posts : 34
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    selden said:
    Not I.
    I used the "enablement package" applied to 21H1.

    What version of Win10 did you start from? 21H1? 20H2? Something older?

    Which update method did you use?

    Win10's internal Windows update service?

    "Update now" button on the MS November 2021 installation Web page? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    Setup.exe on the installation media created by the Media Creation tool available on that same Web page?

    Some other method?
    1. 21H1
    2. Downloaded Win10_21H2_English_x64.exe from MS and ran it.
    OOPS... Your link finds a different method. I'll restore and try that!
    Thanks

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    I have now restored 21H1 x3 times and applied your link 2x. Both ended up with data loss such as losing settings and taskbar links and each took 3x as long as my update download though no duplication was evident. Seems you were a lucky man! Going to sleep on my next effort taking into consideration that the only noticeable improvent was Explorer stability which didn't crash anymore. Watch this space.
    PS your method did not condemn my Office 16 as unregistered (which it isn't) as did mine which required a re-install.
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  4. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 15,732
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1469 (x64) [21H2]
       #4

    meditek said:
    1. 21H1
    2. Downloaded Win10_21H2_English_x64.exe from MS and ran it.
    OOPS... Your link finds a different method. I'll restore and try that!
    Thanks

    - - - Updated - - -

    I have now restored 21H1 x3 times and applied your link 2x. Both ended up with data loss such as losing settings and taskbar links and each took 3x as long as my update download though no duplication was evident. Seems you were a lucky man! Going to sleep on my next effort taking into consideration that the only noticeable improvent was Explorer stability which didn't crash anymore. Watch this space.
    PS your method did not condemn my Office 16 as unregistered (which it isn't) as did mine which required a re-install.



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  5. Posts : 34
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks Ghot, my mistake it was the Win10_21H2_English_x64.ISO (not an EXE) that I used the first time and shall try again this time. It was the one that left the duplicates. If it does it again I'll just live with them.
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  6. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 4,486
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    That`s odd, because 21H2 just unlocks some items, it`s barely an update at all.

    Through windows update it takes about 1 minute.
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  7. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 12,251
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #7

    I've done the Upgrade by right-click and Mount of the .iso in File Explorer and run setup.exe, it will show as an ODD/Optical Disc Drive and can be ejected later. It's great when not having an ODD in the computer.
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  8. Posts : 34
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Gave up with the H2 iso and got Update working again and left it to do it. Unfortunately it hasn't, simply saying that the H2 upgrade was optional but giving no clue how to accept the option! I am now informed my updates are up to date but winver shows I'm not as still on 21H1 !!!
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  9. selden's Avatar
    Posts : 145
    Win10 Pro X64 21H2 build 19044.1415
       #9

    On your computer's "Windows Updates" page, select (click on) the blue text which says "View optional updates". That should take you to another page which says
    -----------------
    Optional updates
    Choose the updates you want...

    > Windows updates

    Download and install

    Get help
    -----------------
    If you select (click on) the ">", it'll show a list of the optional updates which are available to your computer, with a checkbox in front of each one. (There might be only one item in that list, the 21H2 update.)

    Click on the checkbox (it'll turn blue), then click on the button which says "Download and install"

    Follow its instructions, restarting when it has finished.
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  10. Posts : 34
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    @selden
    There is no blue text about optional updates showing on the updates page unfortunately, nor is there a > visible.
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