Windows 10 - Updates are failing

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I have 2 updates that are failing to install in windows 10. Those 2 are, with the errors:

  • Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081438) - Error 0x80070bc9

  • Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081704) - Error 0x80070643

I'm running win 10 64 bit upgraded from Windows 7. Anything I can do to install these without error?

I got KB3081438 installed, now it's just KB3081704.

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asked on Super User Aug 15, 2015 by Jeff • edited Dec 24, 2015 by DavidPostill

2 Answers

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Please follow the below steps to reset the Windows Updates Components:

Press Windows Key + X on the keyboard and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.
Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

                       net stop wuauserv

                       net stop cryptSvc

                       net stop bits

                       net stop msiserver
  1. Now rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in the Command Prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

                      ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    
                      ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
    
  2. Now, let’s restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. Type the following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.

                    net start wuauserv
    
                    net start cryptSvc
    
                    net start bits
    
                    net start msiserver
    
  3. Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it.

answered on Super User Jan 28, 2016 by NobleMan
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Download the Windows 10 Media Creation tool here: http://aka.ms/windows10mediacreationtool

Do not under any circumstances format or wipe the drive of said computer beforehand or boot from USB or DVD as the upgrade needs to be conducted in-place.

More details can be found here:http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2015/08/13/step-by-step-how-to-clean-install-windows-10-without-formatting-the-drive.aspx

answered on Super User Aug 15, 2015 by Anthony Bartolo • edited Aug 15, 2015 by Anthony Bartolo

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