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  1.    10 Apr 2018 #21

    haysr said: View Post
    I followed your advice, Ken, I think. I couldn't get past the problems with the update database. Ultimately I refreshed. This deleted all my 3d party apps, including the one I was taking notes about this work. The data are still there, but it means a lot of restoration to even get back to where I can get the original serial number and request an activation code. So this thread ends now.

    Refresh seemed to work. Update shows successful installation of March full update. But the funny thing is update trouble shooter still finds problems with updates. I guess I've got to refresh or even go to a clean reinstall.

    Microsoft, Win 10, or my own inability to follow the (complex) directions has caused you to waste your time on this. I'm sorry I was the occasion for you to do this, and I really appreciate your kind assistance.

    For me, it's going to cost me maybe a hundred hours if I can restore this box to functionality and get back to the real reason I have a computer. It isn't so I can be a computer tech. No, I have no alternative to Windows. But if I ever do, you can believe I will gladly take it. Where we went wrong with computers was to except them and software houses from consumer protection laws. had we not done so, we'd have much less functionality, but a lot more reliability and security. Now we have an industry that's gone so far out on risk pursuing neat technology I fear it will simply fail at some point. I certainly hope not, since that would take a bunch of nice folks down. Same thing happened in 1929 and is fixing to again in the financial world.

    Thanks again to folks here in this forum, and especially to you, Calendon.Ken.
    Download 1803 iso later today (allegedly), mount it as a drive and run setup.exe to manually upgrade. All previous update issues will be irrelevant.
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       10 Apr 2018 #22

    Sorry to hear this.

    Once you have your machine back I would become a big believer in a tool like Macrium Reflect. Having multiple generations (versions) of your backup will allow you to restore to a known working time. (I split my data from my programs allowing frequent backups of the OS.)

    Agree, reliability seems to be a side issue to "New and Improved" and it is not just MS. Watch the iOS updates when then push a new level, constant fixes.

    1803, the Spring Creators Update, very well could fix your update issue as it is a complete refresh of the OS.
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