Windows 10: Windows 10 Update Issues

  1.    03 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Update Issues


    Hello!

    I am having a very irritating and very unusual issue that I cannot figure out for the life of me. Windows 10 claims there is an update available, yet when I got to restart it (or rather am FORCED to restart, often in the middle of something very important! ), it does not actually install and then I boot back up and it asks me to restart again. This becomes a vicious cycle of me having to restart and "install" and update. Since I cannot stop Windows from forcing me to restart for no reason, I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions as to what the problem may be. Thanks in advance for any help!
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  2. Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Home x64-bit
       03 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi,

    It happened with me too. What you have to do is:

    Go to c:\windows and search for the folder "SoftwareDistribution" click twice to enter the folder, then delete all the files inside. There are some of the files that you can't delete, so don't worry. CAUTION: DON'T DELETE the folder "SoftwareDistribution" delete only the files inside the folder.

    Restart your computer, then go to windows update and search for updates.
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  3.    03 Apr 2016 #3

    luarpc said: View Post
    Hi,

    It happened with me too. What you have to do is:

    Go to c:\windows and search for the folder "SoftwareDistribution" click twice to enter the folder, then delete all the files inside. There are some of the files that you can't delete, so don't worry. CAUTION: DON'T DELETE the folder "SoftwareDistribution" delete only the files inside the folder.

    Restart your computer, then go to windows update and search for updates.
    I just tried that multiple times, did not work. It still says that an update has been scheduled, and that I will need to restart...
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    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       03 Apr 2016 #4

    For starters, run CMD as admin and enter this:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

    If it does not help, download this bat and run it as admin, it will take about an hour to complete. Select to clean all.
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