Windows 10: Two Windows Updates repeatedly installing!


  1. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 1803 OS 17134.112.
       12 Dec 2015 #1

    Two Windows Updates repeatedly installing!


    Windows 10 10240
    Since the middle of November the only Windows Updates that have downloaded are Security Update for Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Silverlight, Malicious Software Removal Tool and Update for Windows 8.1 forx64-based Systems (KB2990967) and Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems(KB3063843) these last two updates keep repeating to download and install. I can see no other updates ready to download, that includes the KB3122947 1511 update which does not appear when I check for updates!
    Why do KB2990967 and KB3063843 keep downloading and installing?Any suggestions?
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  2.    12 Dec 2015 #2

    Just a very long shot in the dark.

    First do a backup and/or system restore and check your OS partition for errors (chkdsk); then boot into safe mode and try deleting the windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. Restart and try again.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       12 Dec 2015 #3

    Hello scopio, :)

    You might see if resetting Windows Update may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  4. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 1803 OS 17134.112.
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2015 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello scopio, :)

    You might see if resetting Windows Update may help.



    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    I run sfc /scannow and chkdsk and then run the .bat file above and I still get the same two updates only!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       12 Dec 2015 #5

    In that case, I would recommend to refresh or reset Windows. Be sure to back up anything you don't want to lose first.

    Refresh Windows 10

    Reset Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 1803 OS 17134.112.
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    In that case, I would recommend to refresh or reset Windows. Be sure to back up anything you don't want to lose first.

    Refresh Windows 10

    Reset Windows 10
    In that case I will download Windows 10 Home with the Media Creation Tool and clean install Windows.
    I can then reinstall all my programs and as I have all my data backup I can then copy them to the relevant folders.
    Do you know if the MCT has the latest 1511 version of Windows 10?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       12 Dec 2015 #7

    scopio said: View Post
    Do you know if the MCT has the latest 1511 version of Windows 10?
    Yes, it sure does.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
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  • Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 1803 OS 17134.112.
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2015 #8

    Thanks a clean install is my preferred method to get over my issues with Windows 10.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       12 Dec 2015 #9

    Same here.
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  •    13 Dec 2015 #10

    scopio said: View Post
    Thanks a clean install is my preferred method to get over my issues with Windows 10.
    Get use to it. Windows 10 corrupts all the time. I had to do a clean install 5 times already since using Windows 10. I hate it. Windows 8.1 was even better never had to do a clean install and Windows 7 only once when changing the hard drive.
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