I had a Windows 10 Version 2004 OS build 19041.329 update failure.

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    I had a Windows 10 Version 2004 OS build 19041.329 update failure.


    At the end of the day I always check for updates and apply them. Last evening I had my first update failure, ever. That was it. I could not reapply that update nor shut down. I held the power button down to power off and quit for the day. Today, I have a very funky machine. My iTunes will not start. My File Explorer does not update when files are moved, deleted, or renamed. I can start Task Manager, but I cannot stop it. Any suggestions on how to get my machine back on track would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 27,456
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    Hi MG34Dan. Welcome to TenForums @MG34Dan


    Have you tried uninstalling the update(s).

    Start > Settings > Update and security > View Update History (on right) > Uninstall Updates


    I'm the opposite to you. By checking for updates you have become a seeker. You are testing some of what other will get on Patch Tuesday. I would just let them happen without checking. I have my updates set to delay installation for 7 days, Feature Updates for 60.

    Of course if you want to install asap I would look at Imaging.

    Sounds like you are not Imaging your device. I strongly recommend you start. I recommend Macrium Reflect but there are lots of tools out there.

    The Macrium software is free and is a reliable method to restore your Windows installation to a working state, be it bad update, bad storage drive or finger error.

    With any Imaging tool, create and test the rescue (boot) media. Part of the test is the booting to the program and the second part is to ensure you can navigate to your Images (backups).

    I backup regularly and keep several versions allowing me to go back in time. If your data is part of your Windows partition you do have to account for the fact that a restoration will overwrite data.

    I keep my data in a separate partition because of this.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect


    Ken
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I hang my head in shame. I never realized I had become a seeker. That shall change. I tried to click on 'View Update History', but that just hangs and nothing happens. When doing this, I'm not sucking up CPU. Just nothing happens and the Setting Windows Update screen just sits there. When I get this issue resolved, I shall begin imaging my boot drive.
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  4. Posts : 27,456
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #4

    Could try from Advance Startup Options.

    Hold shift key down and click Restart. (Option 2) of this tutorial.

    Then Troubleshoot > Advance Options > Uninstall Updates


    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #5

    Even simpler.

    To uninstall -

    Open an elevated Command prompt and enter the wusa command in this format -

    wusa /uninstall /KB:kb number

    Example -

    wusa /uninstall /KB:4537821
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  6. Posts : 56,050
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #6

    MG34Dan said:
    I hang my head in shame. I never realized I had become a seeker. That shall change. I tried to click on 'View Update History', but that just hangs and nothing happens. When doing this, I'm not sucking up CPU. Just nothing happens and the Setting Windows Update screen just sits there. When I get this issue resolved, I shall begin imaging my boot drive.
    If this just happened, last 24 hours or so, your Windows.old folder should still be there unless you have cleaned it out. That being the case (I hope still there), you can "Un-Seeker" your self by going to Updates and Security>Recovery, and roll back to 18362 (1903/1909).

    See if it will allow you to.

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  7. Posts : 27,456
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #7

    For clarification was this the update to 2004 you were doing or were you already on V2004?

    With reference to seeking, have a read of this.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/...ce/ba-p/222376

    The "C" and "D" releases.
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  8. Posts : 56,050
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #8

    I think we lost @MG34Dan. He's either so locked up and frozen he can't respond, or he's in the middle of a recovery. Hopefully the latter...............
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  9. Posts : 16,001
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Alternatively, if you wanted a quick way to check if a WU is installed, you can use my batch script. The batch script can also uninstall WU's either with or without a prompt.

    [1] Goto this TenForums link => Batch Scripts / Programs.
    [2] Goto the heading WU [ Windows Update ] - Check For KB OR Uninstall KB . . .
    [3] Download and Run the .bat file.

    I hope this helps!
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  10. Posts : 39,956
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10
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