Windows 10: I cannot update windows

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  1.    13 Apr 2017 #1

    I cannot update windows

    Everytime I search for updates and windows finds and installs them, I get a message that says "could not install updates, rolling back updates"... when I restart my computer and it basically prevents me from going into my desktop for some 15-20 minutes.... please help
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  2.    13 Apr 2017 #2

    Hi, Please start by doing these basic initial steps as I know nothing about the state of your PC.

    1. Check the disk.
    Download and run Crystal Diskinfo (free) - Quick Good/Caution/Bad indication.
    Do not proceed if not good.

    2. Check the 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!

    3. Run Ccleaner (free) to remove temporary files etc.

    4. Here is a useful compendium of possible steps.
    Fix 10 - Microsoft Community

    Replace the section about reading the logs with the above.

    Please post a screenshot of your update history like this:
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  3. Posts : 6,482
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       13 Apr 2017 #3

    Which version and build do you have? Run Winver to find out. The latest is version 1703, build 15063.138 for the Creators Update, or 1607, build 14393.1066 for the Anniversary Update.

    Which updates are causing problems? The failed updates should be listed in:
    Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Update history
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  4.    13 Apr 2017 #4

    it says version 1607, build 14393.10.

    It says these updates failed: windows updates (KB4016635), collection of updates (KB4015438), collection of updates (KB3206632).
    @dalchina I will see if i can get the programs to work and get back with the results.
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  5.    13 Apr 2017 #5

    Ok, you're quite a way back. Step 4 contains lots of ideas for fixing Windows update.

    When you get there, you can start by simply running the troubleshooter
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  6.    13 Apr 2017 #6

    Frankly it is more hassle than it is worth trying to sort this. It is easier to download the latest CU iso, double click on it and run setup.exe and upgrade bypassing the problem. If you do get it working, first thing it will do is upgrade you anyway.
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  7.    13 Apr 2017 #7

    @cereberus - but not before basic disk checks. If the disk is problematic, attempting an upgrade would likely make the problem worse. And Ceraway may wish to postpone the upgrade (which is possible, one way or another).

    I would also assume MS is phasing the roll-out, so might be 2-3 months to the Creator's Upgrade.
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  •    13 Apr 2017 #8

    I have tried cleaning my PC with ccleaner and windows cleaning tool, as well as running the FixWU program.. will run a chkdsk later and come back with the results.
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  •    13 Apr 2017 #9

    Hi, have you done this- the first thing?
    Download and run Crystal Diskinfo (free) - Quick Good/Caution/Bad indication.

    If not good, no point in attempting anything else.
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  •    13 Apr 2017 #10

    Do you have a link to download it? Just so I know im downloading the right thing
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