Update for windows 10 error code.

When I tried to update my windows 10, I got an error code 0x80072742.
Run the Windows update Troubleshooter and check if it helps:
Type troubleshooting in Windows Start Search box
Click Troubleshooting
Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Updates.

The most reliable method to install 1709 is manual (Steps credit - Andre Da Costa, MVP)

1. If you choose not to upgrade, you can block it
https://www.groovypost.com/howto/block-windows-...
If you decide to go ahead read on

2. Check this List to Determine if your computer is Compatible with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 (Click on your manufacturer's link)
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

3. 12 Things You Should Do Before Installing Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1709)
https://www.groovypost.com/howto/prepare-comput...

4. Would recommend that you take a back up prior to upgrade
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

5. Download Windows 1709 ISO
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

6. How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update version 1709 using ISO File from Versions 1507, 1511, 1607 and 1703
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...
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Vijay Verma

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Give the following a try:

Troubleshoot Windows Update Problems in Windows 10 Using These Five Tips

https://windows10.help/blogs/entry/23-troublesh...
Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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Hello,
Try resetting Windows updates using an automatic script. See:
http://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2015/12/windows...
Make sure you run the script as an administrator.
Sumit

Windows Insider MVP 2018-current and Moderator
Dell Inspiron 5590 - i5 10210U/12GB DDR4/ 4GB Nvidia MX230/ 512GB nvme
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Thanks E, running he update teoubleshooter fixed the problem 

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