Windows 10: windows 10 will not update

  1.    23 Nov 2017 #1

    windows 10 will not update


    Hey guys, first post so apologies for any mistakes. For the last few months I have been trying to install a windows update. I install it and restart my computer. It says update failed unable to install and then rolls it back. I then leave it and in the end it forces the update having the same effect.

    Personally I am not that bothered about having the latest updates but thanks to windows 10 you dont have a choice. What it means for me practically is that when i put my pc on sleep which is what i generally do, I now never know if during sleep mode it will have tried to update again and restarted closing everything I had open.

    In terms of windows and updating I am a complete technical novice, so if you could frame your response at someone with the least amount of knowledge needing the most help that would be much appreciated

    thanks in advance
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    23 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi, which update is it that you're having trouble with?

    Please post a screenshot of your Update History.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to the left of the video icon. Then Browse to your image, select it and upload it. E.g. png, jpg. Thanks.

    For more guidance
    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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    What is your current Windows build? Windows key + R, winverPlease try the troubleshooter bottom right:
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    and advise the outcome.Please also download install and run Minitool Partition Wizard and post a screenshot of your partitions.Thanks.

    Note: there are many possible reasons why this might happen, including disk, file system problems, connected peripherals, lack of disk space...

    Pleas also state what type of disks you have in your system.
    Do you have Win 10 Home or Pro?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 Nov 2017 #3

    colour me embarassed


    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, which update is it that you're having trouble with?

    Please post a screenshot of your Update History.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to the left of the video icon. Then Browse to your image, select it and upload it. E.g. png, jpg. Thanks.

    For more guidance
    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums Tutorials

    What is your current Windows build? Windows key + R, winverPlease try the troubleshooter bottom right:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	67.6 KB 
ID:	165219
    and advise the outcome.Please also download install and run Minitool Partition Wizard and post a screenshot of your partitions.Thanks.

    Note: there are many possible reasons why this might happen, including disk, file system problems, connected peripherals, lack of disk space...

    Pleas also state what type of disks you have in your system.
    Do you have Win 10 Home or Pro?
    ahem. So after months of frustration and not being able to fix it, I just so happened to delete a rather large game from my hard drive and reinstalled the update once I had space, and its fine.

    Thank you so much for the in depth response, its nice to have a simple answer to a problem every now and again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 Nov 2017 #4

    Glad it worked out for you... now if only update failures generated simple and obvious error messages..
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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