Windows 10: Windows10 Update: kb3093266 - What Does It Do?

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  1.    03 Oct 2015 #111

    Laevus said: View Post
    I don't think anyone could really answer you...
    I am too stuck in your position: should I restore the system, hoping something magically makes the update install, or should I wait? Since the update isn't so urgent, I think I will wait a little. Then I will try restoring the image.

    By the way, someone solved doing the upgrading again. Essentially it took another Windows 10 image and installed it as it was an update (like you did passing from Windows 7/8 to 10). It worked. In this way you don't even need to lose your file.
    Well, I do not want to do this. I will try the trick now of deleting the softwaredistribution/download folder. I can play a bit as I always have my image to restore. I have work to do so I am not going to play too much!
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  2.    03 Oct 2015 #112

    UPDATE...

    I did try and deleted the windows/softwaredistribution/download folder. It seems to have worked! I mean, so far it has not done anything weird. After the dl and install it rebooted 3 times and it shows that I now have KB3093266. Not sure why MS keeps bad DL's. I would think it would remove them if there was a failure.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       03 Oct 2015 #113

    I just completed my 6th updates on various computers, 2 Desktops and 4 Notebooks, and KB3093266 installed quite nicely on all but 2 Notebooks. Those 2 Notebooks couldn't get the download going so I used the stand-alone installer for KB3093266 that I had downloaded a couple of days ago and both worked perfectly. The problems with the downloads for those 2 most likely were due to general slowness of the Internet, my connection is 1Mbps Wireless DSL, phone-line DSL can't do any better for me and I'm seriously looking at what the cable company can offer.
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  4.    03 Oct 2015 #114

    Well, it was not speed in my case as I am on 50/50 FIOS.
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    windows 10 Acer upgrade from W7
       03 Oct 2015 #115

    MPSAN said: View Post
    UPDATE...

    I did try and deleted the windows/softwaredistribution/download folder. It seems to have worked! I mean, so far it has not done anything weird. After the dl and install it rebooted 3 times and it shows that I now have KB3093266. Not sure why MS keeps bad DL's. I would think it would remove them if there was a failure.
    This fix worked for me as well and I have tried all of the others. System is a Dell XPS 13 laptop which came with W10 that I installed. It all worked fine until this last update (KB3093266), which refused to install until deleting the file folder referenced above.

    Thank you so much!
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  6.    03 Oct 2015 #116

    deannah said: View Post
    This fix worked for me as well and I have tried all of the others. System is a Dell XPS 13 laptop which came with W10 that I installed. It all worked fine until this last update (KB3093266), which refused to install until deleting the file folder referenced above.

    Thank you so much!
    Yes, it seems that if there was a bad update in that folder MS tries to add to it. Instead, they should delete all failed updates so you can start over!

    I guess MS takes my Tag Line seriously!
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  7.    03 Oct 2015 #117

    MPSAN said: View Post
    ...I guess MS takes my Tag Line seriously!
    Glad you got it sorted.
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  •    04 Oct 2015 #118

    Hi .
    update KB3093266 downloaded and has since tried to download and failed a few times.It has now stopped my internet .Any suggestions would be appreciated
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       04 Oct 2015 #119

    quinn49 said: View Post
    Hi .
    update KB3093266 downloaded and has since tried to download and failed a few times.It has now stopped my internet .Any suggestions would be appreciated
    Hi and welcome!

    Please read this from Microsoft:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...b8d8b2c?auth=1
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  • Posts : 43
    W10 Home 64Bit
       04 Oct 2015 #120

    Finally solved


    Well guys, quick update. Successfully installed after running the batch files and the MS update executable fixer. Multiple times.

    The reason in my case was unusual. Previously I had totally gotten rid of ALL things MACRMEDIA/FLASH (God, how I hate that malware vector disaster of a program). Also IE 11 was unchecked in windows features so it was hidden. Problem was I deleted all files in Sys32 folder and Wow64, Plus User data, AND all relatated registry keys. Once I finally figured out how to fix this, then the recent flash security update could install, and then after that, finally, the darn CU installed.

    Two conclusions first one personal: 1. Learnt a fair bit in the 5 hours I spent and kind of enjoyed, but will be much more careful with anything registry related in future.

    2. I think, probably, this CU will only install properly if everything on the PC is working correctly, and there. Funnily SFC and DISM scans always passed, they didn't care about Adobe rubbish. But it seems this very sensitive update did.

    Well that's it. Thanks for everyones input. I doubt my post will be helpful as this is a very specific issue, but it's interesting fyi don't you reckon?

    Edit: Just in case, I should have said I deleted only all things related to flash, shockwave, macromedia, in the above windows and user folders and registry. I'm sure that's obvious, but I wrote/put it badly.
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