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  • This notebook was upgraded from windows 7 professional to windows 10 professional in July 2016.

    In August windows 10 was updated to version 1607 (OS Build 14393.22)

    There are some windows updates that have failed with either error code 0x8e5e0152 or 0x8e5e0147.

    When the windows update troubleshooter is run it fixes things and then when it is run again it fixes the same things.

    These fixes appear temporary or incompletely fixed.

    This is an image of the windows update troubleshooter after its temporary fix:

    The fixes were applied and it indicated that troubleshooting had completed.

    A repeat windows troubleshooting displayed the same results.

    Retrying the windows updates displayed the same failures and error codes.

    sfc /scannow displayed no integrity violations.

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth completed successfully.

    This troubleshooting was from another web site and it also failed:

    "use Win+x and select Command Prompt (Admin), then type 'net stop wuauserv' (without the quotes) and hit Enter, followed by 'net stop bits' and Enter. You should see confirmations that each service was either stopped or wasn't running. Next, open Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution, and delete its contents including any sub-folders. Now reboot, open Windows Update and click Check for updates.

    How do you fix the problem with the windows update troubleshooter so the fixes are permanent?

    And how do you troubleshoot and fix the errors for the windows 10 updates.

    • Moved by Just KarlModerator Wednesday, January 4, 2017 4:38 PM Looking for the correct forum.
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:25 PM


  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows Update forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'


    Wednesday, January 4, 2017 4:38 PM

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