Win 10 update failure RRS feed

  • Question

  • Win 10 build 1607.  Windows cumulative update kb4056890 fails (hangs forever). Windows update troubleshooter absurdly  offers to try to install more updates, hangs when that offer is declined.

    For that tomeframe, Event Viewer has several reports like ...


    Analysis symbol: 
    Rechecking for solution: 0
    Report Id: 574c259a-0534-11e8-9c63-00249b2855b5
    Report Status: 96

    The result of running the getwindowsupdatelog cmdlet in PowerShell in a 20-thousand-line file in which each line says ...

    1600/12/31 18:00:00.0000000 1048  2100                  Unknown( 119): GUID=e62b40d0-122f-3ac6-8b50-0b2c053df757 (No Format Information found).

    Help anyone?

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:13 PM

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  • Hi pzbrawl2,

    I would try to manually download the KB from https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4056890

    And then install it from the command line with: wusa.exe pathofKBfile



    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:33 PM
  • Thx for the reply. That is exactly where I'd downloaded the .msu file.

    Executing it now with wusa, but it's still a mainly uninformative UI, it reports it's searching the computer's updates for a long time, asks if the update is to be installed, on confirmation reports it it copying "packages to the update cache" which it does for an amazingly long time, 25 minutes and counting (this is an SSD!), during which it's so far generated 47 identical and uninformative event log error reports like the one I quoted above. Can Microsoft not provide a more informative interface for this process?

    Meanwhile the Windows Event Viewer reports all these errors as having occurred 30 minutes before I loaded wusa.exe. No the computer clock is not wrong. What's that about?

    Monday, January 29, 2018 10:30 PM
  • At this point I would suggest to upgrade directly to version 1709 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install-winpc/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-version-1709-fall/617a37da-8fc0-4f33-a3eb-59fe9082f925



    Monday, January 29, 2018 10:48 PM
  • For many reasons I would like to avoid that. I just want the security update. 

    Let me expand a bit.

    First, I am not likely to trust a process that promises to update my whole system when it has failed to install a partial update and wasted much of my time in the process.

    Second, Windows Update is not just notoriously problematic, it has burned me too many times, so much so this working laptop is designated "metered" to block auto updates. If or when build 1607 is no longer functional, I'll move this laptop to Linux. 

    So, is there a way to get this update without going to 1709?

    • Edited by pzbrawl2 Monday, January 29, 2018 10:59 PM
    Monday, January 29, 2018 10:49 PM
  • After I emptied the Windows installation cache %windir%\softwaredistribution\download, the  update ran (slowly) to completion.
    • Proposed as answer by Simon.Rech Tuesday, January 30, 2018 4:43 AM
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 1:48 AM