Windows 10: Command Prompt Input Error renaming update files

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  1. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Professional
       21 Nov 2017 #1

    Command Prompt Input Error renaming update files


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    this was driving me crazy and the virtual assistant's suggestions bore no fruit

    so I thought I'd try this

    Cant install windows 10 updates - Microsoft Community


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    OPPPPS! How do I fix this back to original config or carry out the renaming process correctly to try it?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 2,253
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       21 Nov 2017 #2

    from command prompt:
    cd C:\Windows
    ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    BTW, what is the reason to rename it ?
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  3. Posts : 320
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Nov 2017 #3

    10fused said: View Post
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    this was driving me crazy and the virtual assistant's suggestions bore no fruit

    so I thought I'd try this

    Cant install windows 10 updates - Microsoft Community


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    OPPPPS! How do I fix this back to original config or carry out the renaming process correctly to try it?

    Thanks
    By the way this looks, you have already renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder with the command where you mistyped SoftwareDistribution.ol.

    Try this:
    Code:
    RENAME %SYSTEMROOT%\SoftwareDistribution.ol SoftwareDistribution.old
    See if that works.
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  4. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       21 Nov 2017 #4

    topgundcp said: View Post
    from command prompt:
    cd C:\Windows
    ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    BTW, what is the reason to rename it ?
    I thought my post was clear, mea culpa.

    I was attempting to try this fix since my device has been unable to update for several days now ongoing.

    See the link below which I also included in the original post and thank you, I'll try your recommendation.

    Cant install windows 10 updates - Microsoft Community

    So I think I tried what you suggested and here are the results:

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    I'd like to put it back how it was then, go to the Update section and see if I can get help fixing the Update problem.
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  5. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       21 Nov 2017 #5

    ArazelEternal said: View Post
    By the way this looks, you have already renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder with the command where you mistyped SoftwareDistribution.ol.

    Try this:
    Code:
    RENAME %SYSTEMROOT%\SoftwareDistribution.ol SoftwareDistribution.old
    See if that works.
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    That makes sense, please see my most current command prompt screen snip and if you would, tell me how to get there from where it currently is, or advise if I need to close it out and reopen the command prompt box. Thanks
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  6. Posts : 320
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Nov 2017 #6

    10fused said: View Post
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    That makes sense, please see my most current command prompt screen snip and if you would, tell me how to get there from where it currently is, or advise if I need to close it out and reopen the command prompt box. Thanks
    Please try my suggestion exactly as it is typed out in the code box. What you just tried isnt going to work.
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  7. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       21 Nov 2017 #7

    ArazelEternal said: View Post
    Please try my suggestion exactly as it is typed out in the code box. What you just tried isnt going to work.
    From the displayed C:\Windows> prompt?

    What is displayed is my attempt to follow instructions from post #2.

    Thanks
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  8. Posts : 320
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Nov 2017 #8

    Yes, try it as I have it:

    Code:
    RENAME %SYSTEMROOT&\SoftwareDistribution.ol SoftwareDistribution.old
    THis should work better.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       21 Nov 2017 #9

    ArazelEternal said: View Post
    Yes, try it as I have it:

    Code:
    RENAME %SYSTEMROOT&\SoftwareDistribution.ol SoftwareDistribution.old
    THis should work better.
    You have it in this thread two different ways, I tried the last from post #8 and then tried the way presented in post #5.

    Here are the results and the difference is the post #8 string has a "&" which I think was intended to be a "%".

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    I am not sure if this worked as it provided neither an affirmation of denial.

    Am I incorrect by not being at the original "C: \WINDOWS\system32>" prompt

    it has been over 25 years since I studied DOS
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  10. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       21 Nov 2017 #10

    Can anyone advise please? I've certainly screwed it up and need clear steps as if I were 8 years old and a robot. Settings-Update & security-windows update-update history is blank now AND wu170509.diagcab actually ran this time and claimed to fix everything including the 2017-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4048954) update however, the update history is blank and I'll report back after a restart I think the file name still hasn't been correctly changed back to how it was.
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