Windows 10: Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

Discus and support Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition." in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; To be very clear, I am currently running Windows 10. Windows is trying to run some updates on top of that and is failing. I have checked my computer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by virushaan, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. virushaan Win User

    Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition."


    To be very clear, I am currently running Windows 10. Windows is trying to run some updates on top of that and is failing. I have checked my computer and disk management and there is not actually a system reserved partition. Thoughts??

    :)
     
    virushaan, Dec 8, 2016
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  2. freemike Win User

    win 7 sp1 to win 10

    I trying to update windows 7 sp1 to windows 10 get notice "we couldn't update the system reserve partition"
     
    freemike, Dec 8, 2016
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  3. Upgrade problem Error We couldn't update the system reserved partition

    When attempting to upgrade to Windows 10 I get the following message when it is trying to install: "We couldn't update the system reserved partition." What is the system reserved system and what does this mean?
     
    olddog1929, Dec 8, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

    Well, if there isn't a system reserved partition, that is probably why Windows update could not update it.

    Would you mind posting a screenshot of disk management, with all the columns widened enough so we can see all the data in them:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Tutorials
     
    NavyLCDR, Dec 8, 2016
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  5. virushaan Win User
    Thanks for your help.

    Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition." [​IMG]
     
    virushaan, Dec 8, 2016
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    The "system reserved" partition the error message is talking about is usually the first partition listed on disk 0 - the EFI System Partition. The problem is that normally when that error is received it is because that partition is 100mb in size and Windows considers that too small to be updated. Since yours in 500mb in size, it is really hard to say what is causing that error.

    Which update is giving you that error?
     
    NavyLCDR, Dec 8, 2016
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  7. virushaan Win User
    Not too sure which update. How can I check?
     
    virushaan, Dec 8, 2016
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

    Click on the start icon, then the settings icon. Select updates and security. Then Update History. Is it showing failed updates?
     
    NavyLCDR, Dec 8, 2016
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  9. virushaan Win User
    I don't actually see a box for 'Update History'.
     
    virushaan, Dec 8, 2016
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  10. NavyLCDR New Member
  11. dalchina New Member
    Mightn't that be the 16Mb Reserved partition not visible using Disk Management?
     
    dalchina, Apr 5, 2018
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