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Work Around When Windows Update Fails
« on: September 30, 2018, 04:18:14 PM »
Hello All,
Yesterday, I checked Windows Updates and learned that KB4458469 was available for my Windows 10 desktop machine.  This surprised me, since I had checked for updates on Tuesday and updated then.
I attempted to install the update but when it reached 25% installed, it restarted the process.  It did this many, many times yesterday and today.  Clearly, the update wasn't going to happen in the short term.
I went to Plan B and downloaded 2018-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4458469) from
I then installed it successfully and restarted the computer.

When I re-checked Windows Updates, it informed me that Update KB4458469 was ready to install.  Since I had just performed the update, this puzzled me as is often the case when dealing with Redmond.  Nevertheless, I told Windows Update to proceed.  This time, it went through the complete process that had failed many times over the past 24 hours but assured me that this time the update was successful.

I rebooted the machine and ran Windows Update once again.  The View Update History confirmed that KB4458469  had installed successfully and that no further updates were currently available.

Hopefully, your Windows Updates will work as advertised and the work-around that I describe here will only be a source of amusement, not the start of your own Plan B.

Ralph Sutter