Windows fails to install updates.

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    Windows fails to install updates.

    Title. Can't install any updates. I read online that I have to edit the registry. Tried but windows tells me I have no permissions.

    Thanks in advance

    EDIT: When trying to do a system restore I get this error
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    Permissions? See repairs in's repair tool- file system and registry.
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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I will try the's repair tool and reply shortly if it worked!

    EDIT: Ran the repair tool, it completed, booted to windows -> Fatal error during boot -> in windows it said "UPDATES INSTALLED" but unable to rollback to a recovery point still
    Last edited by Kopppi; 05 Apr 2016 at 08:51.
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    Hi, From the above I assume you can boot to Windows.. but can't be sure. I've no idea of the history.. how you got to where you are, so I'm guessing rather.

    Now, if system restore is your only issue (please confirm) I would suggest turning system restore off, restart for good measure, turn s restore on, create a restore point, see if you can use it successfully.

    If you still have problems, please state whether Win 10 was working correctly, and what you think may have led to your current issues.

    Also, I hope you followed the cautious path with the repair tool.. and selected just the permissions related repairs.

    Note: disk imaging is a great technique allowing you to restore your PC to a previously working state relatively quickly and without technical help. Many her recommend Macrium Reflect (free) + boot medium + external storage. It also acts as a full backup of what you've imaged allowing file recovery for example.
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    Thanks for the help so far!

    I am able to boot into windows. The problem started when I got my SSD and installed windows 10 on it. After that the updates just can't complete. And yes, my problem is I need to restore an earlier recovery point (A reason I won't specify).

    I tried to create a new restore point but still unable to restore to it. My windows is working good except for the update issue.

    I only selected a few of the repairs from the tools. (Can't remember which, but the permissions and some malware thing I think)

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    You could try launching system restore from outside Windows: boot from Win 10 install medium and navigate via Repair, Troublehshooting to System Restore. No idea if that will actually help.

    Note, if you have to use a previous restore point, then you're denied the option of an in-place upgrade repair install (it deletes restore points, inevitable given the process).

    Simply installing (clean install) to an SSD per se should not prevent you using System restore. I do and can. So that suggests sthg else must have happened.
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    Other thing that would come to my mind would be the fact that I have been using a DLL Injector to mod some games. But If i remember correctly it started before i downloaded it
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    It could be that your Windows Updates service needs to be reset. Easy fix for that.

    In my experience WSR is getting more and more unreliable with age. I see suggestions for Macrium Reflect Free, but if you're looking to replace WSR, more of a 1-to-1 comparison would be to something like Comodo Time Machine or Rollback Rx.
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