Windows 10: MS Workaround for Trouble Downloading 14986 Trumped Solved

  1.    09 Dec 2016 #1

    MS Workaround for Trouble Downloading 14986 Trumped

    Neowin published this story just now: Herere having trouble downloading Windows 10 build 14986. It describes a registry hack for those who find themselves stuck at 0% downloading the latest IP build of Windows 10. I can offer a quicker, easier solution, which I successfully employed yesterday: the Windows Update Minitool does a fine job of downloading and starting the install of 14986. You will need to switch over to Settings --> Update & Security following the first reboot, after which another reboot will get the install process going as usual.
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  2.    12 Dec 2016 #2

    Wow. This actually is working to get 14986 downloading on my 14965 VM. It has been sitting online for days waiting with nothing offered. Now this Tool is downloading 14986.

    The strange thing is that even while it is downloading, the normal Windows Update still has no clue that there is an update even available.
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  3.    12 Dec 2016 #3

    Glad it worked for you, too. Weird, isn't it, how a third-party application that uses the WU services APIs can work better than the native MS application that does more or less the same thing? The mind reels...
    Thanks again,
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       12 Dec 2016 #4

    In addition, here's this below from Microsoft to help. :)

    Build 14986 - Error Code 80240031 - Microsoft Community
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  5.    12 Dec 2016 #5

    Yes, I tried everything suggested in that thread. I already had done some clean installs of 14986, but some have said that only build 14971 will be offered the upgrade to 14986. I was trying to prove that wrong by trying from builds 14965 and 14393, but getting nowhere without trying this Windows Update MiniTool (although even the MiniTool has not worked yet from build 14393 in Fast Ring).
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