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cptluckystar
Adept II

Windows 10 update broken

About a year ago give or take I had a forced Windows 10 home update, it was a failed update I tried to revert back to previous version of Windows 10 and it said it couldn't do that,to avoid having to do a clean install, which is the only way I'm going to do that is just designate the current drive as storage drive and install a new drive with new Windows 10 All I want to do is a repair upgrade as they call it, but I can't and I'm not the only one who has had this problem.  I've lived with a crippled Windows system since than, when I  try to  run as admin on shortcuts it doesn't work and when I right click on the start up menu disk management nothing happens, and that's just the ones I can remember but there are other issues I've run sfc /scannow, DISM, tried the update tool, says it's up to date, media creation tool, ends with failed installation and clean boot from Win 10 install CD, which I could do a clean install but not upgrade due to the system installed being "newer" I've deleted and renamed the distro folders, didn't make any difference.  I've tried pretty much everything recommended all over the net, it was recommended to fix or rebuild the MBR, neither boorect or bootsect both in the Sys32 directry respond. , so unless someone can tell me what could be causing this and a fix I guess that's that and I will just have to install a new drive with a new system. Thanks for any help or suggestions, and please don't talk me into reinstalling clean I just can't do that right now.

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rawintellect
Challenger

Re: Windows 10 update broken

Use Tweaking.com - Windows Repair v4.7.1 Released to repair windows update.

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cptluckystar
Adept II

Re: Windows 10 update broken

I  already tried that, downloaded it from the  Major Geeks link, ran it and it didn't fix it, maybe I did something wrong? Oh wait that was the registry permissions fix, no I haven't tried it, I'll give it a go and hopefully it will fix it, thanks 1 question, will this restore those features I spoke of and repair the update or will it get me to where I can run the update without it crashing with an error?

rawintellect
Challenger

Re: Windows 10 update broken

It restores windows update to it's factory settings.

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: Windows 10 update broken

go to setting -> update and security and select troubleshoot and find fix windows update

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cptluckystar
Adept II

Re: Windows 10 update broken

So than there is no need to reinstall windows for upgrade repair I guess that's what they call it? The reason I asked is because I ran it and I still have those issues I mentioned.

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: Windows 10 update broken

cptluckystar wrote:

So than there is no need to reinstall windows for upgrade repair I guess that's what they call it? The reason I asked is because I ran it and I still have those issues I mentioned.

if needed you can reset windows and retain personnel files 

this step is used a lot when windows is badly mangled

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rawintellect
Challenger

Re: Windows 10 update broken

You have a lot more going on than just windows updates failing. I'd say you're going to have to reset windows and keep your files as suggested. When you do this windows will create a http link on your desktop with all the aftermarket programs it's removed. Then you can go through that list and reinstall them.  Many times windows even provides a link to download the program again.

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cptluckystar
Adept II

Re: Windows 10 update broken

Tried that all it says is it found no issues, go figure.

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: Windows 10 update broken

cptluckystar wrote:

Tried that all it says is it found no issues, go figure.

then let's start with checking that the BIOS is the latest version

I need full rig specs too

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