Windows 10: Windows 10 updates will not find updates!

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  1.    10 May 2016 #1

    Windows 10 updates will not find updates!


    I have done 3 clean installs. It said it found 221 updates when I first checked, resatarted and it says I have only 6 updates installed and when I check for updates it says I am up to date, which I cannot be, with only 6 updates!!!

    Troubleshooter said it couldn't find anything. I have went through multiple steps that include stopping Windows update service and restarting, deleting Software distribution, etc. NOTHING works, at all. This is crazy. I went from 8.1 to 10 and it checks and says I am up to date, but I am not, I only have a few updates. What the hell is going on? Is there NO Way I can download the latest updates to a disk and install that way? Not one "fixit" actually fixes anything and the trouble shooter is worthless too! It is a Dell Inspiron 4gb RAM 64 bit. This is nuts and I have never had this issue, for this long. It literally checked for updates for 3 days and nothing. Now it checks and says I am up to day, with only 6 updates installed

    I tried this
    net stop wuauserv

    net stop cryptSvc

    net stop bits

    net stop msiserver

    ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

    net start wuauserv

    net start cryptSvc

    net start bits

    net start msiserver


    I did a complete re-install, then a reset, nothing I am still getting the service registration missing or corrupt. I have stopped and restarted the services, made sure they are automatics, etc. What the hell is going on!!
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  2. Posts : 3,228
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       10 May 2016 #2

    Which version of Win10? Hold down the Windows key and press R, type winver then press Enter. It will give the version number to be posted.
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  3. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       10 May 2016 #3

    Microsoft upgrades existing updates, so it replaces them instead. I have 5+2 updates.
    Small updates and drivers are not listed as installed updates. So do not worry about it.
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  4.    10 May 2016 #4

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Microsoft upgrades existing updates, so it replaces them instead. I have 5+2 updates.
    Small updates and drivers are not listed as installed updates. So do not worry about it.
    While this is true (they do cumulative updates) he needs to check the KB article to find out when the patches that he did get were released. To tell him to not worry about it, isn't really the greatest advice. Obviously this concerns him, and rightfully so.

    Mike I hear you, I had a similar problem with one installation out of the six that I've done. I think I downloaded the Windows update troubleshooter after doing similar things to what you've without a doubt already done. Yeah I think I renamed that stupid software distribution folder to .old around fifty times lol... good times. Anyways, just keep struggling away and you'll get it to work. I'd try the troubleshooter
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    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       10 May 2016 #5

    If there would be a problem, checking for Windows updates would fail and report an error.
    But you are right, checking KB, if the latest updates are actually installed, is a good idea.
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  6.    10 May 2016 #6

    Yeah, and also winver is arguably the best way to know, as Berton said above.
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  7.    11 May 2016 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    Which version of Win10? Hold down the Windows key and press R, type winver then press Enter. It will give the version number to be posted.
    Windows 10 Pro
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  8.    11 May 2016 #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Microsoft upgrades existing updates, so it replaces them instead. I have 5+2 updates.
    Small updates and drivers are not listed as installed updates. So do not worry about it.
    Thanks.....but what does this have to do with my question? I didn't get an "answer" out of this, just what issue you are having.
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  9.    11 May 2016 #9

    roblinb said: View Post
    While this is true (they do cumulative updates) he needs to check the KB article to find out when the patches that he did get were released. To tell him to not worry about it, isn't really the greatest advice. Obviously this concerns him, and rightfully so.

    Mike I hear you, I had a similar problem with one installation out of the six that I've done. I think I downloaded the Windows update troubleshooter after doing similar things to what you've without a doubt already done. Yeah I think I renamed that stupid software distribution folder to .old around fifty times lol... good times. Anyways, just keep struggling away and you'll get it to work. I'd try the troubleshooter
    Yeah, I do not know how many times I need to try that, delete the download contents in SOftaware distribution, rename, etc. Why would the service registration be missing upon every single clean install, and reset? I have re-burned the ISO, tried from USB, etc.
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  10.    11 May 2016 #10

    It makes no sense. The last clean install I did (the third one) it found 221 updates, but then once it restarted it "rolled them back" and I was never able to "find" them again. Is there no way to download the latest updates to a drive or something, and install that way? I tried the offline updater but once it is complete I have no idea how to actually get the downloaded updates to install!
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