Update 1607 constantly fails

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  1. spinedoc77

    spinedoc77 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I've been having this issue for a while. When it tries to update to 1607 it will restart, work on updates, then it will tell me it failed to update and roll back. The entire process takes 30-40 minutes and is annoying because you can't stop it, and the way updates work you are pretty much forced to update.

    This has happened with several updates, all labeled 1607 but having different KB numbers. The latest one which has failed is KB3200970. My current solution is to use the Microsoft "Show or Hide Updates" troubleshooter which allows you to hide these updates, which works until a new 1607 update gets released.

    I believe I've narrowed it down to PC's which previously were in the Insider program. I have about a dozen PC's between work and home and the ones which never were in the Insider program all update with no issues. The 2 which don't update are my home desktop and my surface pro 4, both of which were previously in the Insider edition but when the anniversary update came out were reverted to regular release editions.

    I've done a lot of research and there are tons of solutions, none of which work. I have not attempted a full reset as it would be very time consuming and difficult to start from scratch and reinstall and I just don't have the time or energy. But I'm concerned about missing security updates and such which may be in these updates so really need to find a solution.
     
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    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    Oh boy, there could be so many reasons for a failed Windows update. Recently I installed Hyper-V and then uninstalled it, but it left bits and pieces of Hyper-V in a couple of places, so any Windows update I tried to install failed. I guessed it had to do with Hyper-V and manually removed the offending settings, and everything worked again. Not saying that's your issue, but it's an example of how an unrelated piece of software could mess up Windows Update.

    I think the next-best-thing to a clean install is downloading the 1607 ISO from Microsoft and installing it as an update from a USB drive.
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    If you have a microSD card in your Surface Pro 4, trying pulling it out and retrying the update. This solution just worked for me on a Surface Pro 3 that was hanging on an Insider build installation.
     
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    spinedoc77 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Interesting I'll give that a try

    Edit: sigh that didn't work. That's six different 1607 cumulative updates that have failed. Researching on google seems like many have this issue.


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