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Windows 10 Feature Update version 1709 fails

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Run a disk check on boot

 chkdsk /f /x c:

Try to upgrade by running the Media creation tool https://www.microsof...nload/windows10

it seems some files needed for the upgrade are missing!


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Should I run the disk check first?


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yes chkdsk first.


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I ran the chkdsk scan and now I am running thw Windows update tool. Chkdsk didn't find any problems according to the event log. The Windows Update Assistant tool couldn't get enough bandwidth to make any progress because svchost was hogging all the bandwidth still, so I changed the network to metered and now the tool can get some bandwidth. It will still take a very long time because my internet is slow.

I'll let you know what ends up happening.
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That is a little bit strange!

 

Try to stop the Windows Update service to see if it stops that.

 

Another thing, do you have plenty of free disk space for the upgrade? Windows will backup the current installation to the Windows.old folder so it need a big amount of space to do the work...


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Thanks, SleepyDude, for the link. I finally got my desktop to install the feature update. Everything appears to be normal as of tonight. It took the entire day to download the update due to my slow internet and the size of this update. Using the Windows tool is what worked. I couldn't even stop svchost from dominating every bit of bandwidth possible except by putting it on metered connection. I couldn't get Windows Update service to stop either. When I would manually stop the service, it would successfully stop but then start right back up within the next second. After putting my network as metered, the Update Assistant tool was able to manually download the update, and unlike the normal Windows update that failed at install, this time the installation went smoothly by using the tool.

 

Do either you, SleepyDude, or phillpower2, have any idea if there's a way next time to download updates remotely if I can get somewhere with faster internet and then transfer and install them on my desktop at home?


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Future major updates for Windows 10 should be available via an ISO using the media creation tool that Microsoft will update accordingly, this will just leave you Windows Defender to ensure is kept updated on a daily basis.

 

Some info for you courtesy of Microsoft here


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Hi,
 

Do either you, SleepyDude, or phillpower2, have any idea if there's a way next time to download updates remotely if I can get somewhere with faster internet and then transfer and install them on my desktop at home?

 
You can download the monthly updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog search for the KB reference you need or using 2017-12 for the updates released on December 2017

 

To upgrade the Windows 10 to the latest version when a new one is released, the Media Creation Tool can be used to create a Flash Driver/DVD that you download one time and then use it to upgrade any number of computers if they have the same language and architecture. Presently the DVD/flash created this way includes Windows 10 Pro and Home.


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Some info for you courtesy of Microsoft here

 
Thanks, phillpower2. I read some information from that link and I think that might be helpful for future major updates.
 
 

You can download the monthly updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog search for the KB reference you need or using 2017-12 for the updates released on December 2017
 
To upgrade the Windows 10 to the latest version when a new one is released, the Media Creation Tool can be used to create a Flash Driver/DVD that you download one time and then use it to upgrade any number of computers if they have the same language and architecture. Presently the DVD/flash created this way includes Windows 10 Pro and Home.

 

Thank you, SleepyDude for the monthly update link. Usually I don't have a problem downloading the normal monthly updates, but this might come in handy if it gets to be very large in size or my internet becomes metered for real. I'm going to save that link in case I need it.

 

I kept feeling like there should be some way to share the updates with my household computers without having to download the same things individually for each one all over again. Isn't that what the setting for "deliver updates from other PCs" is supposed to prevent? I've never used it because I wasn't sure how it worked. I probably need to use the media creation tool come spring when Microsoft issues another major update all over again. Then I can share it with my other PCs that way.

 

Thank you both for your help. I don't know what went wrong with the initial update loop, but I am relieved now to not have svchost hogging all the bandwidth. It's a shame Microsoft has become such a bandwidth hog. They used to only download in the background when nothing else was going, but that has changed and now they won't allow any competition on the network. I can't even load a normal website page when svchost is going because it won't share the bandwidth.


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You are welcome my_name  :)

 

Just to let you know, I had the 1709 update fail to install again yesterday, really not bothered tbh as planning on a clean install on a new SSD over the holiday period.


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You are welcome my_name  :)

 

Just to let you know, I had the 1709 update fail to install again yesterday, really not bothered tbh as planning on a clean install on a new SSD over the holiday period.

 

Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one to have problems with 1709. To do a clean install, do you use the media creation tool like we talked about? Or do they give an option to do a clean install?


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No problem  :thumbsup:

 

The latest Windows 10 ISO contains the 1709 update and when you boot from your media it will give you an option to save your files etc or start afresh, this only on a drive already in use, any new drive will not have such an option for obvious reasons.


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