1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 83
    windows 10 anniversary ed
       15 Nov 2016 #1

    cannot install updates error windows 10 (windowsupdatefailure3)

    i got this:

    upon starting windows, prior to connecting to the internet, it said to click an error message to fix it, but before I could, it disappeared. the only thing I could find relating to this error, was for earlier versions of windows. however, yesterday, I think that I had not plugged in the adapter cord completely, so it went into sleep mode or something.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 368
    Windows 10 Home
       16 Nov 2016 #2


    Have you tried the following:

    Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 83
    windows 10 anniversary ed
       17 Nov 2016 #3

    cottonball said: View Post

    Have you tried the following:

    Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    is there a way to see the time that an update was installed? because it shows that an update was installed the same day that the error occurred.... maybe i can see if it happened before my system shut down if the error was actually fixed..
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 368
    Windows 10 Home
       17 Nov 2016 #4


    Yes, there is a way to get the Time/Date!

    Go to the Ask me anything area and type in: PowerShell
    In the results list, double-click the Windows PowerShell entry
    In the blue PowerShell window that appears, copy/paste (with the mouse) the following text inside the code box:

    Get-WmiObject -Class "win32_quickfixengineering"
    Press: Enter

    The PowerShell window should provide you the results you want.


    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    PS C:\Users\cottonball> Get-WmiObject -Class "win32_quickfixengineering"

    Source Description HotFixID InstalledBy InstalledOn
    ------ ----------- -------- ----------- -----------
    ULTIMA Update KB3176936 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 9/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
    ULTIMA Update KB3199209 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 10/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
    ULTIMA Update KB3199986 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 10/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
    ULTIMA Security Update KB3201860 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 10/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
    ULTIMA Security Update KB3202790 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 11/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
    ULTIMA Security Update KB3200970 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 11/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
    To copy these results to Notepad, click the PS icon (blue) on the top/far left
    Select: Edit > Select all
    Back to the icon, select: Edit > Copy

    Open Notepad, and paste the results on it.

    To get out of PowerShell, type Exit, and press: Enter
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