I have done a clean install of Windows 10 Home 1607. I then let all the updates offered by Windows Update install but added nothing else. When I then try to update to 1709 the computer always hangs in the final stage somewhere around 75% (I got to 82% today). If I force the computer to restart it reverts back to the Windows 10 version I started with. The error message says that the installation failed in the second boot phase but given that the computer hung and I had to restart it (after waiting 30 minutes) that really does not tell me anything.
Earlier I did the same thing starting from a clean install of Windows 10 1507. Same hang at around the same point.
Earlier I tried a clean install of Windows 1709. Same hang at about the same point but if I force a restart the update completes. However some Windows features are missing e.g. the Advanced Recovery options, so not the result I want (this does not happen with 1507 or 1607).
The computer seems fine in normal operation. It's an Acer Aspire Z5600 all-in-one from the Windows 7 era with an old-style BIOS. The original hard drive has been replaced with an SSD. The graphics diver is Intel(R) G45/G43 Express chipset (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1). In the successful install of 1507 and 1607 this display driver is not installed until after the update completes whereas the 1709 update does install the driver, judging by the changes in display. Could this be the problem or is it a red herring?
So it looks as if I can do clean installs of Windows 10 versions up to and including 1603. But 1709 hangs in the final stage, whether applied as an update or as a clean install. Suggestions?