Windows Media Creation Tool - can I do an UPDATE from a USB boot ?

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  1. Posts : 15,480
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       #11

    x509 said:
    How created?



    How?
    There are lots of guides in the windows 10/11 tutorial sections how to create vhdx files, clone with Macrium Reflect, how to run Hyper-V etc. That is a good placed to start.

    There are lots of websites and you tube videos as well.

    It would take too long to go through each step in detail.
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  2. Posts : 87
    Windows 7 64 bit
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       #12

    Bastet said:
    Sorry to hear things aren’t yet working.
    Did you turn off any third party antivirus software & removed any external drives before running the repair?
    Sorry for the late reply, been busy the last few days and not had a chance to try the update again based on the helpful info in this thread.

    No I didn't turn off the antivirus before trying the repair, will do that next time. No external drives were connected.
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  3. Posts : 16,918
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #13

    WinTenner said:
    been busy the last few days
    You have not yet responded to
    Try3 said:
    I suggest you see if SFC can find and repair any errors
    SFC-DISM - TenForumsTutorials

    Then you can reset WU
    Reset Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials
    The tutorial's reset procedure is the most comprehensive WU reset procedure that's available.


    Denis
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  4. Posts : 87
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Try3 said:
    You have not yet responded to




    Denis
    Planning to try both today.
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  5. Posts : 16,918
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #15

    Best of luck.
    And don't worry if you see errors while the Reset Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials batch file runs as it caters for differences between configurations so there'll be some bits that don't apply to yours.
    When you've told us what happened with those procedures, I'll be slow to respond. I want to re-read the whole thread and think for a while.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 2,542
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #16

    Keep us updated.
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  7. Posts : 87
    Windows 7 64 bit
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       #17

    Try3 said:
    Best of luck.
    And don't worry if you see errors while the Reset Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials batch file runs as it caters for differences between configurations so there'll be some bits that don't apply to yours.
    When you've told us what happened with those procedures, I'll be slow to respond. I want to re-read the whole thread and think for a while.

    Denis
    No luck I'm afraid - ran SFC-DISM and the Reset WU batch file, went through the very long process of installing the 22H2 update once again via Windows Update but it still failed. No error given.

    Extremely frustrating.

    Thanks for the help of you and others so far.

    Almost tempted to reinstall Windows 10 Pro but I hear that can also cause update errors, plus I really don't want to spend forever reinstalling all of my apps, adjusting settings, etc.

    Incidentally, the Reset WU batch file - is there any way to log its output? I know that some errors are expected and there were a few but they zipped by so fast I barely remember them all - I did though get a screenshot of the end of the process and while there were a number of service-related successes there was one that said:

    [SC] OpenService FAILED 5:

    Access is denied.
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  8. Posts : 16,918
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #18

    WinTenner said:
    ... the Reset WU batch file - is there any way to log its output?
    Yes.
    Instead of running the batch file yourself:-
    1 Create a shortcut to it
    2 Right-click on the shortcut & select Properties then manually alter the shortcut's Target field by adding a space then >F:\Commentary.txt
    e.g.
    Code:
    TestBatch.bat >F:\Commentary.txt
    where F:\ is any USB stick drive letter [to avoid access permission problems with the batch file getting elevated when it runs - USB sticks are equally accessible to all user accounts by default].
    3 Then run the shortcut instead of the batch file.
    4 When it runs this way, you will not see the batch file doing anything. There'll just be a blank window as it writes everything in F:\Commentary.txt. So you cannot use this trick in batch files that you have to put in any response to, not even a Pause line.
    5 Oh dear, this particular batch file does have a pause line near the end. You can do either of these to cope with it:
    - Delete that pause line before running it. The computer will then restart when the batch file has completed so close your other applications before you start it. Actually you could delete the Pause line & the restart line [the shutdown command] and just restart manually when you see from F:\Commentary.txt that it has completed.
    - Wait for a while then keep opening, reading, closing reading the F:\Commentary.txt file. When the file shows that line near the end *** Restart computer now. *** you can switch back to the command window and press any key to step over the Pause line to let the computer restart. [Just as you would if you could see the window's contents]

    And do remember what I said before. Errors in this particular batch file are normal & don't mean it's failed. If I ran it I would probably get different errors; I would not expect to get none.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  9. Posts : 87
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #19

    What's so frustrating is we don't know which part of the update is failing. With older versions of Windows it used to be the case that there were lots of individual, relatively small updates - if one had an installation problem that made it much easier to fix.

    However, over the past few years we've had to install it all in one large cumulative update, leaving little opportunity to find out exactly what has gone wrong.

    Is there any way to install the current updates one small piece at a time instead of in one huge lump?
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  10. Posts : 16,918
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #20

    WinTenner said:
    Is there any way to install the current updates one small piece at a time instead of in one huge lump?
    None that I have seen. And I would not expect there to be a way - it would go against MS's move into cumulative updates.

    What Edition, Version & Build are you on?
    You can run the command WinVer & post the diagram it produces.

    Am I correct in thinking that you have
    1 tried using Windows update to update you?
    2 tried using an update file downloaded from the MS update catalog?
    3 tried running the setup.exe within a downloaded ISO [i.e. tried a Repair install]?

    Denis
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