Windows 10: Windows 10 cannot update

  1.    15 Sep 2015 #1

    Windows 10 cannot update

    Windows 10 cannot update

    I wanted to check on the status of my Win 10 updates so I looked in "settings" "update and security" and clicked on update. Nothing happened, all I get is the endless progression of dots which goes on forever. Stopping and restarting the Windows update services has no effect on this situation. Looks like this situation has been going on months now.

    Looks like it's stuck.

    Please advise.
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  2.    17 Sep 2015 #2

    I have the exact same issue as OP.

    Tried stopping and starting various windows update related services. No success.

    Last edited by nicklasmp; 17 Sep 2015 at 10:54.
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  3.    17 Sep 2015 #3

    nicklasmp said: View Post
    I have the exact same issue as OP.

    Tried stopping and starting various windows update related services. No success.

    After a week of futile attempts in this and other forums I did the following:
    -Installed my pre-windows 10 configuration ( Win 8.1) image "thanks god I had it"
    -Downloaded the whole ISO file for Win 10 from Microsoft
    -Proceeded to an upgrade install keeping all my files and apps

    All I can say at this point is that everything is working OK now and I already made an image of the base Win 10 installation.
    My advice, keep your system in a separate physical disc or at lease on another partition and make frequent images (Macrium Reflect).
    This setup is screw up proof.
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       17 Sep 2015 #4

    ameneses54 said: View Post
    ...My advice...make frequent images (Macrium Reflect)...
    :) Great advice. And of course, make a bootable rescue disk so that you can still access the images and/or backups even if Windows is broken and unbootable
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