Windows 10: Question on xKB4052623 (Version 4.12.17007.18022) - Error 0x80070643 Solved

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    Question on xKB4052623 (Version 4.12.17007.18022) - Error 0x80070643


    Good Afternoon Community,

    I see where I am not alone in this pesky update. I have followed the threads on this forum and performed the recommended actions short of resetting or refreshing the OS.

    I don't have 3rd party anti-virus - I don't use bitlocker, I don't use the other program that interferes either. My install is only 3 months old and was installed fresh from the latest MS USB stick and a purchased copy of W10 Pro OEM (for the code).

    I am a SMB owner who uses my workstation for work. I am concerned about doing either a refresh or a reset of Windows. I am in fear of what I may loose - even if I ask W10 to "Keep my apps and files".


    Is there truly no other solution to this than a modified wipe of a machine? I find this type of solution draconian. Frankly - I'm worried.

    Can someone enlighten me on a less draconian solution - or assuage the fears I have of loosing precious data (although it exists on a backup 3-Drive mirror). At issue is the time I stand to loose in fixing this.

    Does anyone care to wager a guess on how much time to remedy?


    Sincerely and respectfully,

    Dave
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, I'm guessing that perhaps you may be referring to a thread such as this:
    Windows Defender update KB4052623 Error 0x80070643 Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    - where an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs and data and most settings was used.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Tutorials

    Could that possibly be what you mean by
    a modified wipe of a machine
    ?

    Sounds like 2-4 hours to do the in-place upgrade repair, then update, assuming decent internet speed.

    But.. bear in mind that coming soon- and automatically delivered by Windows Update over the following 2-3 months- is the next major build.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    Thank you for the reply,

    Yes - those threads and one more are what I was referencing.

    Symantec Clarification: Anything that replaces/resets/hoses the installed OS I call a "wipe". And the outcome can never be assured.

    I will likely wait until the next "upgrade" comes out. If that doesn't it, at that time I'll download the latest ISO/USB image and do a genuine hard-wipe of the whole disk.

    I truly miss W7.

    Dave
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    dcbdbis said: View Post
    Anything that replaces/resets/hoses the installed OS I call a "wipe". And the outcome can never be assured.

    I will likely wait until the next "upgrade" comes out....
    I have done a Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade a couple of times now. I can assure you that it is a painless process. The only things that change are that a couple of settings get set back to their defaults - Fast Start-up gets turned back on if you had turned it off, for example.

    In fact, the only difference between an in-place repair upgrade and upgrading to the next version when it comes out is that you'll still be on version 1709.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    OK - Having heard from someone who has done it a couple of times - that gives me some increased confidence that it will not be catastrophic to my business. Having to reinstall everything is time consuming and painful.

    I'll try the in place upgrade/repair this weekend.

    THANK YOU!


    Dave
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6

    You can always create or update your disk image set so you can restore your PC to the same working state before starting the in-place upgrade repair.

    We constantly urge users to use disk imaging routinely, which (in normal use) creates a compressed image of the used part of the selected partitions or disk. E.g. Macrium reflect (free) + external storage for disk image sets.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    You can always create or update your disk image set so you can restore your PC to the same working state before starting the in-place upgrade repair..


    Always a sensible precaution - even if it's unlikely you'll need to use it.
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #8

    Well - I followed the in-place upgrade from an ISO file I just downloaded from MS using the Media Creation Tool.

    This is the guide I followed: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade


    I must confess - The in place procedure kept all of my files, installed programs, desktop settings, everything....And in the process downloaded a bunch of updates and my issue is now resolved...

    Regarding backup - I have a 3-HDD 4Tb mirror where everything resides so if the in-place update hosed me. I would be out a lot of time and aggravation - but nothing would be permanently lost.

    Results: @Bree - You were absolutely correct.
    It was painless.
    I lost only about 30 minutes of time in the process. Even the drivers for my X399 Chipset were retained. I am on an AMD 1950X Threadripper for video editing. I was not looking forward to installing everything over again.

    @Bree was absolutely correct. Painless - and all my stuff was retained, and my issue was fixed.

    THANK YOU!


    Sincerely, respectfully, and gratefully,


    Dave
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #9

    Now if I can only find a way to make the file explorer use something else than that obnoxious white background.

    Painful for those of us in the 60+ and older set. I use a 3rd party File Explorer right now - but would like to use the MS one - but can't. It's really, really harsh on the eyes.

    Whoever made this decision to remove our choice - is a complete idiot. And I don'see any solutions on these forums except mine - use a 3rd party File Explorer.


    Thanks Again to all who responded,


    Dave
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  • Posts : 6,422
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #10

    dcbdbis said: View Post
    @Bree was absolutely correct. Painless - and all my stuff was retained, and my issue was fixed.

    THANK YOU!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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