Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

485 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#233644 25-Apr-2018 21:15
Send private message

Just an interesting sideline to the seemingly never-ending saga of failed Windows Updates....


I have a home network of 3 desktops, all of which are running Windows 10 ( two on Home, one on PRO).  From time to time when the feature updates roll out one or other PCs get errors installing the update.  The universal answer to date has been a clean install using whatever latest ISO I can find - burnt to a dvd.  The inconvenience of this is re-installing old apps.  My wife is a genealogist and accountant so finding the source apps for aging software can be a problem (yes I should save, then run - but the I need to find the saved file months later).


To date, a feature release that fails to install fails repeatedly forever.  Usual corrective actions (such as WU repairs) dont work.  Not so for 1709 (fall creators update).  This installed on 2 or 3 pcs first time - but failed on my wifes PC (no name hardware built early 2017, running PRO), starting around December 2017.  Numerous retried installs failed on a near-daily basis until April (no data caps now is a blessing).  I procrastinated with a clean install because a version of Reckon personal accounts had disappeared from the Reckon support website.  In early April a WU update of 1709 succeeded!!


So the clear message here is that W10 feature updates that fail through WU may well succeed later.  Just be patient and endure the failures.  

Create new topic
2188 posts

Uber Geek

  #2002662 26-Apr-2018 10:06
Send private message

The way I get 1709 installed on PC's that it keeps failing to install via Winupdates is


download the new Win10 ISO from MS. Burn to DVD. From in Windows, install from that 1709 DVD & it will update Win to 1709
Works every time.

Create new topic

News »

D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01

New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35

Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21

Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11

Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05

Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26

Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07

Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45

Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48

Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50

Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00

Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51

QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40

Vector and AWS join forces to accelerate the future of energy
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:35

JBL launches new mobile earbuds and PC speakers
Posted 22-Jul-2020 16:04

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.