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    Recently I came across an KB Update issue that failed to install (KB4093105) via Windows Update.

    After a quick search on the internet I found silly solutions suchas a complete clean insta;; of the entire o/s just to install this update. The reason why people suggest this time consuming method is that this particular update if it doesn't install prevents any further updates being delivered through windows update.

    The reason why I say it is silly because are you really going to re-install the entire operating system for a KB update issue?

    To compound matters, some people will probably have older versions of Windows 10 and to "save time", they may use that but... to get upto Build 1709 (fall creators update) you need install a ton of updates (at the time of this post that is the lastest build pushed through Windows Update).

    So you'll end up downloading the updated iso from Microsoft and then creating a bootable USB, reinstalling and then setting up everything again. It's just time consuming.

    Some suggested rebooting the PC / Laptop etc - the old adage of "have you tried turning it off and on again" from IT support... doesn't always work .

    However there are two easy options:

    1. Wait for Microsoft to fix the problem (which depending on the issue can take some time)
    2. Download the KB updates from: www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/

    Many people don't realise you can download updates directly from Microsoft without Windows Update either that or they've forgotten that you could do so since the days of Windows XP.

    On the top right hand corner of the catalog.update page you can search for the particular KB update your require. Some of these updates are fairly large at 700 Megs, so you will need a decent connection or a download manager if you have a slow and unreliable connection or have monthly bandwidth limitations.

    [Screenshots to follow]

    In 90% of cases the updates downloaded from catalog.update.microsoft.com will install without issues. The 10% well... is far beyond the scope of this simple how to guide .
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    04-27-2018 07:36 AM
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