Anniversary update won't install - no error code  

  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10

    Anniversary update won't install - no error code

    I've downloaded the update for my laptop through windows update 3 times now. Each time it completes download, then restarts, configures updates, then gives me the notification: "We couldn't finish installing updates" Following that, a check of my update history shows no failed attempt or any reference to the update being downloaded. There is not at any stage an error code.
    I have run the Windows Update Trouble Shooter with no result.
    Any ideas will be welcome.

    (I have a monthly isp download limit of 10 gb and with the speed i get it takes 4 hours to download the update so it has to be done after midnight so it doesn't count against the download limit )
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  2. Posts : 39,304
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, download the ISO manually and create a bootable medium (which is useful in various circumstances).
    (How - where- see the Tutorial section or search the net- not difficult).

    That way you download once and can retry and have it available for other purposes. Also you avoid issues with Windows update.

    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    Disable any AV. Disconnect any devices you don't need. Uninstall any program that affects or modifies your GUI.

    Do a clean boot then try the upgrade using the Win 10 DVD/USB.

    If it fails again, you can have a look at the log:
    Windows Update logs are now generated using ETW (Event Tracing for Windows).
    Please run the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PowerShell command to convert ETW traces into a readable WindowsUpdate.log.

    For more information, please visit

    Good luck!
      My Computers


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