Windows 10 Automatic Update Fails - Can't Install Windows from USB  


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows 10 Automatic Update Fails - Can't Install Windows from USB


    Hi all, I am having issues with automatic Windows updates to a cheap Windows 10 Computer. It is a Lenovo Yoga 11e that I intended to use as a digital calendar. Because it restarts everyday it is worthless at this point. The update fails with error code 0x800f0922. I have tried everything below, is there something missing to my troubleshooting, or am I doing something wrong?

    Windows Version 21H2 (Os Build 19044.1949)

    Windows Troubleshooter: Tried Windows troubleshooter for Windows update. I have tried this several times, and typically it finds nothing. At one point in the process it did claim to find a registry error and fixed it.

    Turn off Anti-Virus and Firewall: I have turned off Antivirus(“Real-time protection” and “Cloud-delivered protection”) in “Virus & threat protection settings. The Domain network firewall is off, as well as the private network.

    Checked the .NET framework - both 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) and 4.8 Advanced Services are checked. The2 folders within each of those folders are checked or turned on.

    System Restore: I cannot use system restore, because I do not have a restore point.
    Disabling Automatic Updates:I have tried to disable Automatic updates by doing this (https://www.windowscentral.com/how-s...y-windows-10):
    Open Start.

    Search for gpedit.msc and click the top result to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
    Navigate to the following path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
    Double-click the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy on the right side.
    Check the Disabled option to turn off automatic Windows 10 updates permanently.
    Click Apply, then OK
    It does NOT work to stop the updates.

    Checking Computer Health: I have used the following code in cmd:
    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth - "No componet store curruption detected. The operation completed successfully
    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth - "The restore operation completed successfully.".
    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup - "The operation was completed successfully"
    sfc /scannow - "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations"

    Resetting Windows Update Components
    Step 2: In the CMD popup, type the following commands in turn and click Enter to execute the operations after each one:
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver
    ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
    net start wuauserv
    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver

    Custom Install of Windows 10 from Flash Drive: Tried downloading the “Create Windows 10 installation Media” (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10) on a 15 gig usb flash drive.
    This will take me to the Windows setup page when restarting from boot.
    I select enter to take me to BIOS screen, the F12 to select “Choose a temporary start-up device”
    From the Boot menu, I select "USB HDD: PNY USB 2.0 FD". From there I select the "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)" - if I select the other option it doesn't allow me to. From there it takes me to the disk partition, which I have also attached photos of. I am forced to select Drive 0 Partition 3, as this is the only one with enough space, and the only option it allows me to pick. On the "Select the Operating System you want to install" I select Windows 10 Pro, because that was what was on the machine when I received it. I do not have the windows product code.
    Half-way through, it will say "the installation was canceled" "Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows, restart the installation"

    Here are photos of all of this process. Box

    What am I missing here? Could I use Linux and avoid all of this?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 7,981
    windows 10
       #2

    Welcome to the forum. best way is to boot usb and when it gets to drives delete every parition let windows create what it needs there is something in a paritions stopping it writing boot files. Are you runnng mbr or ufei gpt disk?
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Samuria said:
    Welcome to the forum. best way is to boot usb and when it gets to drives delete every parition let windows create what it needs there is something in a paritions stopping it writing boot files. Are you runnng mbr or ufei gpt disk?
    Samuria,

    When I am on the installation screen, there are 4 options:

    Drive 0 Partition 1 total size 100 mb
    Drive 0 Partition 2 16 mb
    Drive 0 Partition 3 118.6 gb
    Drive 0 Partition 4 509 mb

    On this screen, it will only allow me to delete 1,2,and 4. I do not believe that these are big enough to hold the OS, so 3 is the only option to install on. What do you mean by "Are you runnng mbr or ufei gpt disk?". Thank you for all the help!
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 42,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Key point

    I am forced to select Drive 0 Partition 3
    No. You install Win 10 to unallocated space on the disk, not to a pre-existing partition.

    The install process for UEFI PCs creates 4 partitions - all by itself.

    Thus, when presented with the option to delete partitions during the installation process, you must delete all partitions that make up the existing O/S - again, if that's UEFI/GPT then 4 partitions.

    If you have an old PC or your BIOS is configured to (old, legacy) BIOS/MBR then fewer partitions are created.
    Clean Install Windows 10
    - boot from your install disk which you created using the MS media creation tool...

    - the option to delete partitions is around steps 13/14.

    What do you mean by "Are you runnng mbr or ufei gpt disk?
    BIOS is OLD; UEFI the modern version for the last 9?+ years.
    Google -> e.g. this to help you with that question
    UEFI vs BIOS – What’s the Differences and Which One Is Better

    GPT/MBR: (new/more robust vs old, legacy)
    What’s the Difference Between GPT and MBR When Partitioning a Drive?
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  5. Posts : 6,181
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #5

    Windows can be installed in two ways: Legacy-MBR or UEFI-GPT
    To install as Legacy-MBR you must boot the installation drive as Legacy
    To install as UEFI-GPT you must boot the installation drive as UEFI.

    As you have a UEFI BIOS, you should install as UEFI-GPT
    Detach any other drives (SATA or Power cable) from the MB.

    During POST, press F12(?) to launch the boot menu. You will see two options for the USB drive. USB UEFI (Name) and USB (Name). Select USB UEFI (Name) to install as UEFI-GPT.
    Go to install and delete ALL partitions on the main drive till you have one and only one unallocated space and then proceed.
    If you don't want to use MS account, don't enable updates or connect to the internet during installation.
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