Discus and support wINDOWS UPDATE/DESKTOP ISSUES in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So this past Christmas I updated my windows 10. When I signed on the next day my desktop looked fresh, as if it were cleaned up of the miscellaneous... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JamesLemischak, Dec 30, 2018.


    So this past Christmas I updated my windows 10. When I signed on the next day my desktop looked fresh, as if it were cleaned up of the miscellaneous junk that eventually gets put on to it and all that was left was core programs. I thought nothing of this and assumed that as a result of the update everything was put away into a previous version folder (Like when one updated from windows 7 to windows 10). So I set about to finding the folders and files I felt were important enough to bring over to my desktop. After doing that and going about my continued business I shut down my computer for the day and went to bed. The following day I signed back on and there was my original desktop, custom background image and everything. The only things that were missing were the items I dragged over to my "new desktop" I figured that something buggy happened and Id simply have to just find what I dragged over and bring it back. This was not the case. Those items were gone. I could find the folder routes and when I clicked on them I got an error message saying that the path was blocked or that the file had been deleted. I couldnt find anything related to this new desktop, so I assumed it had been deleted. I downloaded Recuva and did a huge deep dive into my deleted content and nothing came up besides a few images that I was able to recover. The only clue I have from the recuva program is that there is a "hard-disk 3" that the program couldn't gain access to. If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.

    JamesLemischak, Dec 30, 2018
  2. AsRock Win User

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I'm not sure how differant XP media center Edition is but you could clear the history \ cache if these folders are there.

    Step 1 Register DLL files.


    By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.

    1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

    2. Click Start and Run, type "Regsvr32 atl.dll" (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.

    Note: There is a space between regsvr32 and atl.dll

    3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:

    Regsvr32 msxml3.dll

    Regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll

    Regsvr32 wups2.dll

    Regsvr32 wucltui.dll

    Regsvr32 wups.dll

    Regsvr32 wuweb.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgr.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

    Regsvr32 jscript.dll

    Note: If you encounter errors while registering any of these files then skip that file and continue with the next one.

    If the issue persists, let's move on to the steps below to verify Windows Update services and temporary folders.

    Step 2 Verify the relevant Windows Update services.


    1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.

    2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".

    3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

    4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

    5. Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic" or "Manual". Then please click the button "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the service.

    6. Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

    7. Please repeat the above steps with the other services:

    Background Intelligent Transfer Service

    Event Log

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

    Note: Event log service is enabled on all of the hardware profiles; this service does not have an option to enable or disable on certain hardware profile.

    If it still does not help, let's proceed to step 3.

    Step 3 Reload the Update temporary folders.


    One possible cause is that the temporary folder for Windows Update is containing corrupted files. Let's erase all the files there to get the system clean.

    1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.

    Net stop WuAuServ

    2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.

    3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.

    4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.

    Net start WuAuServ

    Please test the Windows Update website and let me know the result. If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following information.
    AsRock, Dec 30, 2018
  3. newtekie1 Win User
    Windows update issues

    Came here to suggest this.*Laugh :laugh:

    Definitely not an issue with the Windows Servers as I just re-installed yesterday and got all my updates.
    newtekie1, Dec 30, 2018

    Windows update issues

    It works, but I still need to fix it so that way I dont have to plug computers directly to the modem to get windows update to work. It was also blocking me from installing directx.
    CrAsHnBuRnXp, Dec 30, 2018



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