Update 1803 Fails Every Time.


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Cannot install Update 1803 after numerous attempts.
Also, I see reference to Windows 32 system.
As far as I know, my system is 64 bit.
Could this be causing the problem?
 

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First you need to go here
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Use the Download Tool to acquire the latest ISO and save it to a folder on your computer.
It is very important that you obtain the ISO that matches your installation (32 or 64 bit) AND in some rare cases we see from time to time a "single language" install will require "single language" media to successfully upgrade.

Then disconnect any attached peripheral, leaving only a USB connected Mouse, a USB connect Keyboard and of course your monitor. Nothing else.
Disconnect from the network, even if you have to go into device manager and disable your network adapter(s).
Uninstall any third party software security suites (antivirus and or firewall software)

Empty the entire contents of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder (everything, all subfolders and files).
In order to do this, you will need to run Services.msc and stop both the Windows Update Services as well as the Cryptographic Service.
If you still have a Windows.old folder get rid of that as well.
You can do that relatively quickly by using an admin command prompt and typing
cleanmgr /sageset:1
hit enter and check every box
then type
cleanmgr /sagerun:1
Let it run till finished.

Go to the folder where you saved the ISO and double click the ISO which will mount it as a virtual drive.
Run Setup.exe from there to perform the inplace upgrade.
 
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Thanks for that.
As a novice I find it all a bit daunting.
I will study the various sections carefully and go from there.
Was hoping that there was an easier way but that's life!
 

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Was hoping that there was an easier way
You've had numerous failed attempts, so...…
That is the easy way.
AND
The way a "novice" moves forward toward a more advanced rank
 
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Cannot install Update 1803 after numerous attempts.
Also, I see reference to Windows 32 system.
As far as I know, my system is 64 bit.
Could this be causing the problem?
Press the Windows and "i" keys simultaneously, select "Update and Security", click "View Update History", look under "Feature Updates" and see if there is an error code. If so, repost with it. Also, if you are seeing references to the "System32" folder, this is normal, even on a 64 bit system.

Ben
 

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