I was not getting the update thru the reg windows update so I decided to do a manual update to win 10 with the lastest ms tool.
It actually was successful. When it completed I was able to use Windows normally and it was updated to threshold 2.
However when i reboot I get a bsod ref the bcd file and error code 0xc0000098.
I tried rebooting a few times then I tried using bootrec and bcdedit to totally rebuild the bcd store but near the end I was getting some errors doing that.
I restored a previous image and tried the whole thing again with the same results.
MS is amazingly inept at this stuff.