Windows updates consistently fail

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  1. Posts : 35,400
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #11

    If not.. here are more possible steps:

    Fix 10 - Microsoft Community
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  2. Posts : 38
    W10/Arch linux (dual boot)
    Thread Starter
       #12

    ok so i rebooted then it got a screen which contained the following:
    1 User icon & [my username] & `Welcome` text + some wieid animation with some dots cycling around (similar to plymoth)
    for about 20 min and then i turn off my pc (via the power button) and reboot and it was fine but the updates failed
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  3. Posts : 38
    W10/Arch linux (dual boot)
    Thread Starter
       #13

    also i tried
    ```
    C:\Windows\system32>DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanhealthDeployment Image Servicing and Management toolVersion: 10.0.14393.0Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    ```
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  4. Posts : 38
    W10/Arch linux (dual boot)
    Thread Starter
       #14

    dalchina said:
    If not.. here are more possible steps:

    Fix 10 - Microsoft Community
    i had already done most of them so still nothing
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  5. Posts : 35,400
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #15

    Try an in-place upgrade repair install.
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  6. Posts : 38
    W10/Arch linux (dual boot)
    Thread Starter
       #16

    dalchina said:
    Try an in-place upgrade repair install.
    a what?(gimme a link please)
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  7. Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #17

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Or have you tried a system restore to a point before this started? Or a system reset?
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  8. Posts : 38
    W10/Arch linux (dual boot)
    Thread Starter
       #18

    if i do that do i keep my programs + files?
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  9. Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #19

    You can choose if you want to keep them or not with a reset. No with a repair install unless you back your files up. Here's a link for the reset Tutorial :Reset Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  10. Posts : 35,400
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #20

    My full write-up:

    Precede the in-place upgrade repair install 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).

    You should also make sure there's at least 500Mb of unallocated space on your system disk.

    Recommendation:
    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 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    - this includes a link from which you can obtain a Windows 10 iso file (" download a Windows 10 ISO"), or create a Win 10 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.
    - you keep all your programs
    - you keep all your personal data
    - However: if you have installed some on a 2nd drive, these must be uninstalled or reinstalled on C: - else you will get an error message that you can not keep your apps because they are in an unsupported directory.

    "You can't keep Windows settings, personal files and apps because your current version of Windows might be installed in an unsupported directory"

    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - 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.

    "Give me a link" - see my signature....
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