Windows Update failed to install... again

God knows how many thread i've made about this, it seems that the problem won't go away from my PC. Basically, everytime an update comes up, my Windows 10 will always fail to install the update. No matter what i do. I've tried both system and catalogue, none of them worked. It'll just come up failed after restarting. Sometimes, it did worked, but even that i don't know how. Usually when things are like this i'll just use Media Creation Tool, but it obviously takes a long time and i don't want that. Is there any way i could get rid of this problem and install the updates peacefully?

The update that i now have problem with is the latest one (KB4038788)

Another thing that i noticed is that during the restart sequence, it doesn't show any percent, just the text and it gives up

 

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Windows failing and undoing changes is most common problem in Windows 10.

[FIX] Windows update says undoing changes after/before restart

The repair Install generally fixes this kind of issue.

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The first step beforehand would be trying updating manually. Download MSU under 1703 version:

http://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2017/09/september-updates-new-cumulative.html

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The manual update is basically just catalogue update, which failed too

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So then please try one by one the fixes in the article.

Sorry for missing that catalogue part though.

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The troubleshooting shooting part stucks at "starting bits service", but i might try again later. Is resetting windows update components the same as clearing update history? If so then it also failed as the script failed to stop windows update.

Now i'm interested in doing the iso thing, as i see it as a more convenient media creation tool. However, media creation tool automatically updates to the very latest windows version, so it fixed my update problem. Is the iso one able to do that?

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The troubleshooting shooting part stucks at "starting bits service", but i might try again later. Is resetting windows update components the same as clearing update history?

Nope.

If so then it also failed as the script failed to stop windows update.

You can try running the script in safe mode then.

Now i'm interested in doing the iso thing, as i see it as a more convenient media creation tool. However, media creation tool automatically updates to the very latest windows version, so it fixed my update problem. Is the iso one able to do that?

Yes absolutely. MCT downloads the ISO first.
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I have the same issue with Sept update KB4038788. I tried the windows update troubleshooter, but it didn't fix it for me. I assume you tried to too? Any other suggestions? 

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Hi,

If you're still experiencing the issue. Let's reset the Windows Update Components. Follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows key + Sand type Command Prompt (Admin).  

  2. Type these command and press Enter after each command:  

    • net stop wuauserv  

    • net stop cryptSvc  

    • net stop bits  

    • net stop msiserver  

  1. Rename SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. Type these command and press Enter after each command:  

    • ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old  

    • ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old  

  2. Restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services by typing these command and press Enter after each command:  

    • net start wuauserv  

    • net start cryptSvc  

    • net start bits  

    • net start msiserver  

  3. Type Exit to close the Command Prompt window.  

  4. Restart your computer and check if it made a difference.

Please advise as necessary

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All of my windows 10 updates are failing to install.  This gets a bit old.  Is there any way to resolve this issue besides going back to Win8.x .

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Hello,

This issue might have occurred due to some Windows Update conflicts or due to some corrupted Windows Update components. For us to efficiently assist you, could you tell us if you are getting any error messages when trying to install the updates? Also, may we know if you've tried the troubleshooting steps that were provided by Sumit Dhiman2 and John Ado?

Meanwhile, we advise that you follow the series of troubleshooting steps provided in this article. The article is a guided walk-through to resolve Windows Update issues.

Keep us posted so that we can further help.

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I am getting Window Update errors and tried following the command prompt sequence.  I am logged on as the Administrator but it tell me that access is denied for the prompts.

My Desktop and Laptop are failing to install Windows 10 updates.

 

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