Windows 10: Help!!! Windows Update Install Failed, But Restart Required

Discus and support Help!!! Windows Update Install Failed, But Restart Required in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Last night Windows 10 downloaded an update. It took hours to download, and prepare for the install. In the end, History shows that the update failed to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by JeffL, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. JeffL Win User

    Help!!! Windows Update Install Failed, But Restart Required


    Last night Windows 10 downloaded an update. It took hours to download, and prepare for the install. In the end, History shows that the update failed to install, but it still wants a Restart. Restarting does not make the message go away. I now always get the Update And Restart/Shutdown options when the power icon is pressed. I ran the trouble shoot which says is found and fixed problems, but I don't see a way to redo the install or end the Restart request.




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    JeffL, Nov 16, 2017
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  2. Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176495) failed to update, but requires restart.

    My laptop says it fails to install this update when i log back in. It then proceeds to download and attempt to install the update again and says it requires a restart, but after a restart, it says it failed to install again. Please help. Thank you
     
    Doritobob269, Nov 16, 2017
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  3. will not update "awaiting restart" 2017-12 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4054517)

    Need help with failed updates.

    Will not execute updates, reads "awaiting restart", however when I restart updates still persist,.. "awaiting restart" see failed updates below.

    will not update "Requires a restart to finish installing" 2017-12 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4054517)

    will not update "Requires a restart to finish installing" 2018-01 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4056887)

    I have been waiting for a "fix" to show up in my updates, but I've havn't seen a "fix" as of yet. None of my "help with" searches offer a fix. please help, laptops keeps restarting to perform update, update will not execute.

    Thank you in advance.

    Chuck S.
     
    ChuckSneed, Nov 16, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Help!!! Windows Update Install Failed, But Restart Required

    Hi just so you are aware of what this is- this is the major build upgrade from 1703 to 1709 (Creator's build to Fall creator's build). That's around 4Gb I guess - and is the same underlying process as Windows installation, normally requiring a couple of restarts.

    There are numerous reasons why an upgrade may fail; I don't recall seeing a report of one failing quite like this reported here, but there could well have been. Certainly there are other such reports on the net.

    Try the simple things: deactivate your AV if any; do a clean boot; remove any unnecessary peripherals especially wireless.

    Also please post a screenshot of your partitions using Minitool Partition Wizard, expanding all columns as necessary so text is visible.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to the left of the video icon. Then Browse to your image, select it and upload it. E.g. png, jpg. Thanks.

    For more guidance
    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums Tutorials



    You may get some more information here:
    A list of some log files:
    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther
    The panther logs are often hidden. Configure file explorer so that you can find the hidden files.
    Locate these logs and post share links in the forum:
    setuperr.log
    setupact.log

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
     
    dalchina, Nov 16, 2017
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  5. JeffL Win User
    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, but I was continuing my research before taking any action on your suggestions, and I was trying something else (that took a long time).

    Bottom line is that it is fixed.

    This problem was on a Lenovo Mixx 2-1 tablet, so there were no peripherals involved.
    I didn't know about the new Fall update, and I had clicked on Check for Updates, which started the update process. If I'd known I wouldn't have done that, and just waited until it came through with my forcing it.

    So, here's what I did - I went to the Microsoft Update Assistant Web Page, Download Windows 10 and ran the download/install from there. After a few nervous hours of it doing it's thing, the tablet rebooted with 1709 installed up and running, and the Restart messages gone.
     
    JeffL, Nov 16, 2017
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  6. dalchina New Member
    Glad to hear it worked out. It would have been tricky to intervene with that. You're also fortunate not to have run into space problems- although that one seems to have more storage than some.
     
    dalchina, Nov 17, 2017
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  7. JeffL Win User
    Just noticed a typo. That should have said Lenovo Miix 320. 64GB, so it did have room.

    Thanks, again.
     
    JeffL, Apr 5, 2018
    #7
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