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  1. Posts : 64,569
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #270

    Hello @sunnyorlando,

    This is normal to get few errors like that while the .bat file runs. It's going through a list of items to delete, and will give an error if the item can't be found to delete. That's ok. It will just skip it and move on to the next items to delete to reset Windows Update.

    If you like, you might see if using the Windows 10 Update Assistant below may be able to update you to the latest version of Windows 10 without losing anything.

    Update to Latest Version of Windows 10 using Update Assistant
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  2. Posts : 15
    W10
       #271

    Brink,
    Thank yo so much. The 'Windows 10 Update Assistant' you linked to below worked perfectly. It is great when you are able to get working solutions in these forums. As you know, often one doesn't get good answers and you end up going around in circles.
    My laptop is up and current.
    Thanks!
    Jaime

    Brink said:
    Hello @sunnyorlando,
    This is normal to get few errors like that while the .bat file runs. It's going through a list of items to delete, and will give an error if the item can't be found to delete. That's ok. It will just skip it and move on to the next items to delete to reset Windows Update.
    If you like, you might see if using the Windows 10 Update Assistant below may be able to update you to the latest version of Windows 10 without losing anything.
    Update to Latest Version of Windows 10 using Update Assistant
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 64,569
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #272

    sunnyorlando said:
    Brink,
    Thank yo so much. The 'Windows 10 Update Assistant' you linked to below worked perfectly. It is great when you are able to get working solutions in these forums. As you know, often one doesn't get good answers and you end up going around in circles.
    My laptop is up and current.
    Thanks!
    Jaime

    That is great news Jaime.
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  4. Posts : 512
    Windows 10 Version 1909 (Build 18363.815
       #273

    Thanks for this - it really is nice to have a solution like this when you find your pc needs it. I just used it and it works great!
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  5. Posts : 64,569
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #274

    JohnBurns said:
    Thanks for this - it really is nice to have a solution like this when you find your pc needs it. I just used it and it works great!
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  6. Posts : 2,181
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #275

    I have a question about this thing (that may have been addressed previously). After resetting the Windows Update list, does Windows 10 download and install (overwrite) all the updates that are already installed on the computer once again? Thanks
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  7. VBF
    Posts : 594
    Win 10 Pro
       #276

    pepanee said:
    I have a question about this thing (that may have been addressed previously). After resetting the Windows Update list, does Windows 10 download and install (overwrite) all the updates that are already installed on the computer once again? Thanks
    I believe if you install the latest Cumulative Update, all earlier ones become irrelevant as the system is considered fully up to date. The next time you install a CU, it will only update items it finds missing. Hence why they're called cumulative updates.

    So if you install CU A, miss out CU B and install CU C, you have effectively still installed A + B + C ie, your version number at the end will be the same as if you installed A + B + C individually.
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  8. Posts : 64,569
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #277

    pepanee said:
    I have a question about this thing (that may have been addressed previously). After resetting the Windows Update list, does Windows 10 download and install (overwrite) all the updates that are already installed on the computer once again? Thanks

    Hello,

    In addition to what VBF posted, Windows Update will not reinstall anything you already have installed after resetting it.

    The reset process basically just clears things up to allow Windows Update to start fresh at default when it checks for updates. When Windows Update checks in, it will still know what you currently have installed.
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  9. Posts : 2,181
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #278

    Brink said:
    Hello,

    In addition to what VBF posted, Windows Update will not reinstall anything you already have installed after resetting it.

    The reset process basically just clears things up to allow Windows Update to start fresh at default when it checks for updates. When Windows Update checks in, it will still know what you currently have installed.
    Okay thanks for the clarification. Yet I have a question: Is there a way to still force Windows Update to re-install (re-overwrite) previously installed updates? The reason why I ask is for the possibility that some files got replaced by corrupted (hacked) files that Windows isn't aware of. I'm sure hackers out there have the ability to do such thing.
    This is like a security measure that forces Windows to replace all files in the system with the Microsoft certified files.

    Is there such option?

    Thanks
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  10. Posts : 64,569
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #279

    pepanee said:
    Okay thanks for the clarification. Yet I have a question: Is there a way to still force Windows Update to re-install (re-overwrite) previously installed updates? The reason why I ask is for the possibility that some files got replaced by corrupted (hacked) files that Windows isn't aware of. I'm sure hackers out there have the ability to do such thing.
    This is like a security measure that forces Windows to replace all files in the system with the Microsoft certified files.

    Is there such option?

    Thanks

    You could use the SFC command below to verify and fix modified/corrupted system files.

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10
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