1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       28 Dec 2015 #1

    Windows 10 attempting to install - but already have it (first post)

    hello everyone.

    i had a pop up telling me that i have a Windows update pending and that it would run when i restarted my laptop.

    But, when it started, i noticed that it was reinstalling Windows 10 - which i have been running for the last couple of months!

    I did a hard shut down and luckily my risk paid off, as it restored my previous system - which of course is Windows 10 (luckily i didn't lose anything).

    My problem is, that it's still sitting there waiting to install it, so i can't really turn my laptop off as i'm concerned that it will try yet again to install it.

    Any suggestions as to how i can remove the pending installation pls?

    here's where i get re: version:

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
    Last edited by moveover0; 28 Dec 2015 at 10:03.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,176
    Windows 10 Home
       28 Dec 2015 #2

    Welcome to TenForums, moveover0.

    It's trying to update you to the latest public build of Windows 10, i.e., version 1511 = build 10586. This is normal and expected per Microsoft, part of the new Windows update regime.

    Hopefully, this goes off without a hitch for you. I recommend you make a full disk image to an external disk prior to anything else, if you haven't already done so. You may or may not find problems in completing the upgrade and may find settings you may have changed are reset to default settings.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       28 Dec 2015 #3

    moveover0 said: View Post
    My problem is, that it's still sitting there waiting to install it, so i can't really turn my laptop off as i'm concerned that it will try yet again to install it.

    Your Win 10 version is out-dated.
    The current version is 10586 which is what your computer was trying to install until you aborted it.
    If it is still waiting to be installed, please let it install.

    Here is a screenshot of the latest version :

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Winver 10586.36.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	85.7 KB 
ID:	55742
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,381
    Win 10 14393.51
       28 Dec 2015 #4

    What they said (posts 2 and 3).

    One warning, though: It's a fairly major update, almost an OS upgrade. Perhaps equivalent to what MS used to release as a Service Pack. While most people should have no problem with it, there's a small chance that it won't go perfectly. Making a backup of the OS partition before the update would be a good idea.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Win7/64-bit to Win10/64-bit screen locking up while attempting to boot
So I wish I could post the image without having to host it via a URL, but its quite simple, I attempted an install of Win10 when I first got the go-ahead several weeks ago, it went through the entire install (which took an eternity) and then decided...
Installation and Setup
Attempting to wake causes shutdown
The computer won't automatically sleep any longer after 20 minutes. When I manually put it to sleep, it all sleeps; however, it won't wake up. Instead, when I move the mouse, I hear the fans engage for <1 second and then all peripherals go dark and...
General Support
Attempting to upgrade, windows keeps restarting back to windows 8
Hi all, I have attempted to download windows 10 around 4/5 times, the download completes and states that my computer needs to restart upon which it claims it is configuring the windows 10 upgrade. I would assume from this point it would restart...
Installation and Setup
Page not found error when attempting to check for updates
I am trying to check for updates or even change my windows update settings in Windows 10. However, anytime I attempt to navigate to the windows update area it says, Page not found, refresh the page. The error code is 0x00000005, in case you need...
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums