Windows 10: 1803 - Had To Delay Updates As A Result Of Multiple Failed Installs

  1. Posts : 192
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64
       1 Week Ago #1

    1709/1803 Had To Delay Updates As A Result Of Multiple Failed Installs

    Tried everything, disabling A/V, doing Advanced Disk Cleanup etc. etc. and having a multiple boot scenario makes matters worse as often the "Restart" button in WU fails to restart the entire machine....i.e. the graphics fail to start unless the system is powered down and back up again, NOT what W10 thinks is a restart. But if I power down and back up the update fails. So dammit. I've Delayed all updates for 35 days in all my 10's.
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 2 Days Ago at 06:32.
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  2. Posts : 4
    windows 10 pro
       1 Week Ago #2

    When I found my self in this situation, I did a reinstallation of windows 10 ( and during the process I chose to KEEP DATA AND APPS. You have to download to your hardrive the installation files for 1803 and then start the reinstall process. You should download the files to a partition or drive other than the one containing the operating system.

    This was the only method that fixed my update problems, at least for a while. You just have to be patient with it, because it could take a few hours. All your programs, apps and data will be kept and available after the reinstall. You also have to agree and let the install program to check for and download other updates. This will ensure that all the needed drivers will be updated. After finishing the install process just make a backup image of your system hdd and a recovery disk.
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  3. Posts : 192
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64
    Thread Starter
       2 Days Ago #3

    Mine seems to stick at that black screen with a plain Win 10 blue windows logo at the very end - no progress bar or circular spinning dots. Waited for an hour then pressed the power button and restarted, and it failed.
    Have since reinstalled completely and got as far as Anniversary Edition update but neither v1709 nor v1803 will install, they both fail.
    I ran the WU troubleshooter and it fixed whatever but they still fail. Will try the standalone versions tomorrow.
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