Windows 10: Today's (1 Jan 2017) Cumulative Update Won't Install Solved

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  1.    12 Jan 2017 #11

    All you can do is try. An in-place upgrade repair install functions in the same way as a major windows upgrade e.g. 1511-1607. so a lot is renewed. But your programs and most settings are kept. Here's my text on this: (Note the recommended use of disk imaging which, had you been using it, might have given you a quick way to resolve this):

    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

    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- else do not proceed.
    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!

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed, and x64 if you have a 64 bits OS, else x86 (32 bits).

    Before you perform the following major repair procedure, do create a disk image (see below).

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Tutorials
    - this includes a link from which you can obtain Windows 10 iso file (" download a Windows 10 ISO"), or create a bootable medium.

    I would recommend creating the bootable medium, as this can be used
    - for any future in-place upgrade repair install
    - to boot from and use its recovery options should Windows become unbootable.
    - to clean install Windows

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - no personal data should be affected
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) + boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
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    Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10 x64 v1709
       12 Jan 2017 #12

    Before doing any major change or anything that requires a lot of work, suggest you wait a week or two. Some MS screw-ups are fixed in next weeks fixes.
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  3.    13 Jan 2017 #13

    Yesterday I successfully installed the cumulative update via Windows Update MiniTool, which I used for the first time.Is it possible to only download it and manually install it later? How can I access the downloaded file?
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  4.    13 Jan 2017 #14

    If you run WUMT, you'll see a set of controls in the left hand program pane, to wit:
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    Reading from left to right, these controls mean:
    1. Check for updates
    2. Download updates only
    3. Download and install updates
    4. Trash/remove update entry from right hand download list
    5. Hide update from appearing in future download list
    6. Copy contents of download lists(s) to file

    So if you use number 2 (the big down-facing arrow) it should do what you've asked about.
    Last edited by EdTittel; 13 Jan 2017 at 10:22. Reason: correct typo/error
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  5.    13 Jan 2017 #15

    I used number 2 to download a definition update, but I don't know where the download is.
    Have you tried using number 2?
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    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       14 Jan 2017 #16

    i worked on a W10 system where this Cumulative Update wouldn't install, it failed every update attempt.
    this system had MBAM3 Premium (real-time).
    i uninstalled MBAM3, and bam, the Cumulative Update installed successfully and quickly.
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  7.    14 Jan 2017 #17

    You may get more ideas from the usual news thread on each update in comments here:
    Cumulative Update KB3213986 Windows 10 Version 1607 build 14393.693
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  8.    14 Jan 2017 #18

    WUMT works just like Windows update, so the update packages should be in the %windir%\softwaredistribution\download directory. For most typical Windows installs that expands to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download like so:
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  9.    15 Jan 2017 #19

    Which one below is the cumulative update, and how can I manually install a similar update next time?

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  10.    15 Jan 2017 #20

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    Need I say more... :)
    Going for the Reset WU and checking back here later
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