System Firmware Update - 12/10/13 fails to install
Got the updates on todays patch Tuesday, but the firmware update failed to load. Rechecking for an update does not give the opportunity to try and reinstall.
Anyone else having this problem? I do notice that my telemetry driver is now loaded. so not sure what is going on here.
We are working through the holidays to deliver a fix for the small number of customers that have experience decreased battery life and booting/sleeping problems as a result of the December update. We took the update down to prevent additional customers from ending up in this state. All hardware failures, none of which are known to be caused by the December update, are being handled promptly through our warranty exchange policy.
The UEFI firmware that we released in the December update prevents some devices from entering sleep mode (and other low power states) properly during periods of inactivity. In order to release an updated version of the UEFI firmware we need to test the new version with the other drivers in the set to make sure we are not releasing yet another unknown state to customer machines. We certainly feel your pain and assure you that we are doing everything possible to make this right, as quickly as we can.
I stopped the windows update server "net stop wuauserv", renamed the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb" to DataStoreold.edb, restarted the update service "net start wuauserv",
Then Ran Windows Update Troubleshooter:
Then restarted just to be sure of things, then ran disk cleanup "Clean up system files",
and made sure the windows update files were selected for cleanup.
After that restarted again for kicks. And re-ran regular Windows update.
After that it downloaded the firmware patch and installed with zero issues.
Perfect Device version matchup in device manager.
Hope it helps someone.