Windows Update is broken (WU Troubleshooting can't fix)

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64-bit
       27 Aug 2017 #1

    Windows Update is broken (WU Troubleshooting can't fix)

    Hi there.
    I hope the thread's title is adequate.

    Problem: I seem to have a number of problems with my Windows 10 installation (App Store is corrupt for example and after hours of trying every possible solution to no avail I just gave up because I don't use it). I tell you this for context sake. The important stuff: When I run Windows Update Troubleshooter it finds various problems and it "fixes" them, though after a restart if I run it again, it finds the same errors again, and "fixes" them again (not really, of course). It's noteworthy that one of the errors it finds is that I have pending updates, but when I go to Windows Updates under Settings and check, it sais there are no updates available.


    That's about it. I surfed the internet for a while searching for a solution but nothing seems to work.

    Thanks in advance for reading this and for the help you may provide.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    27 Aug 2017 #2

    A clean install will set you up with a 100% good base to start things off right again and will last for several major future upgrades, if you don't tinker with it too much.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       27 Aug 2017 #3

    I realize that but I'm trying to find another solution because this has happened on my new computer, where I installed W10 like 2 weeks ago. I only realized this was happening after having installed all my software and transfered all my files from my previous computer and you all know how tedious that is.

    I'm not really looking forward to doing it all again just after a couple of weeks, so if there is any possible solution to this problem that doesn't involve a clean install I'd rather try it.

    If it's just too random or complex then yeah, I guess I'll do it when I see I start falling too behind on updates.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 1,505
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       27 Aug 2017 #4

    I've had good results from this Tutorial in the past when I had Update problems which the troubleshooter couldn't fix:
    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10
    It won't help with your other problems though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       27 Aug 2017 #5

    Troubleshooting after following that solution showed the same results as before.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    27 Aug 2017 #6

    You can shrink your existing partition to make space for a new partition that you would install a second, clean install of the latest version of Windows 10 to and dual boot for a while to make sure the new Windows installation was working properly.

    Then when you had everything set up and ensured it was working properly, delete the old Windows partition and extend the new partition to fill the space.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       28 Aug 2017 #7

    That might be a good approach, thank you ^^
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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