Windows 10: Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

  1.    08 Dec 2016 #1

    Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition."


    To be very clear, I am currently running Windows 10. Windows is trying to run some updates on top of that and is failing. I have checked my computer and disk management and there is not actually a system reserved partition. Thoughts??
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  2.    08 Dec 2016 #2

    virushaan said: View Post
    To be very clear, I am currently running Windows 10. Windows is trying to run some updates on top of that and is failing. I have checked my computer and disk management and there is not actually a system reserved partition. Thoughts??
    Well, if there isn't a system reserved partition, that is probably why Windows update could not update it.

    Would you mind posting a screenshot of disk management, with all the columns widened enough so we can see all the data in them:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    08 Dec 2016 #3

    Thanks for your help.
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  4.    08 Dec 2016 #4

    The "system reserved" partition the error message is talking about is usually the first partition listed on disk 0 - the EFI System Partition. The problem is that normally when that error is received it is because that partition is 100mb in size and Windows considers that too small to be updated. Since yours in 500mb in size, it is really hard to say what is causing that error.

    Which update is giving you that error?
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  5.    08 Dec 2016 #5

    Not too sure which update. How can I check?
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  6.    08 Dec 2016 #6

    Click on the start icon, then the settings icon. Select updates and security. Then Update History. Is it showing failed updates?
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  7.    09 Dec 2016 #7

    I don't actually see a box for 'Update History'.
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  9.    14 Dec 2016 #9

    Mightn't that be the 16Mb Reserved partition not visible using Disk Management?
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