Fix: Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709 – Fails to install

A lot of machines lately have been experiencing issues with updating this update, we’re going to walk through fixing this error.

This is how the update history windows looks like on one of our machines

Windows update 1709 fails to install

The process of fixing this error involves deleting the local folder where the updates are downloaded and then manually download and install the update from Microsoft’s website.

Starting off, disable the Windows update service first.

Hit Start, type Run, type in services.msc and hit Enter. Scroll down and look for Windows Update, right click or double click and hit Stop.

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Now navigate to C:\Windows, look for folder SoftwareDistribution and delete it.

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Restart your machine and try to install the updates. This MAY work for some but did not in our case.

Next step is to download the update from Microsoft.com manually, head over to the download site

 

Hit Update Now, download and install the update manually.

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