error 0x80070002 when updating to version 1803 Solved

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       12 May 2018 #1

    error 0x80070002 when updating to version 1803

    Running ver.1709 and received ver.1803 but it won't update.Have tried numerous times in the last three days but no go.Keep getting an error and says retry.Tried the stand alone but says not needed.Could use some help.
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  2.    12 May 2018 #2

    FYI ... I am having issues trying to install 1803 also. It abended with a rollback to the previous Windows version three times now. After the 3rd abend, 1803 no longer shows up. See the attached screenshot for this, but now there are two apparently unrelated updates pending. One is MS related and one is HP related. Very strange to say the least. It sure seems like Microsoft is not testing their updates very well at all!
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  3.    12 May 2018 #3

    You might want to try visiting the Download Windows 10 page, and using the Media Creation Tool to build a bootable installer for 1803. You can try an upgrade install from those media, and if it fails again, you might want to consider a clean install instead. Either way, though, you'll want to use a tool like Macrium Reflect Free beforehand to create a current system image. You'll also want to create a Macrium Rescue Disk. That way, if anything truly goes south, you can reboot using the Rescue Disk and restore the backup you made to return your system to operating condition. I've used this strategy myself at least a half-dozen times when trying to force upgrades to "take" on systems that have failed to upgrade "normally." That's why I'm convinced the strategy is workable if you take the time and precautions necessary to do it right.
    Last edited by EdTittel; 12 May 2018 at 10:05. Reason: Add more URLs
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  4.    12 May 2018 #4

    Update: Downloaded/installed the updates. No problems yet, but the install is fresh. Of course, I always have a current system image. Personally, I don't care much for Macrium and use the Windows system image creation.

    By the way Ed, I lived down the road in San Antonio for 21 years. Hook 'em!
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  5. Posts : 46
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    Thread Starter
       17 May 2018 #5


    I tried the standalone installer from MS and it says not applicable for this computer.Now I am really confused cuz I am still on 1709.
    Found a solution that worked great for me.Downloaded windows10 upgrade assistant and updated perfectly/here is the link.

    Download Windows 10
    Last edited by eore; 18 May 2018 at 06:09. Reason: additional info
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