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#1 Dave Clark

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:04 AM

I've got windows 10 Pro on my 2nd desktop, I'm still addicted to Windows 7, I've been trying to get the auto updates working but I'm getting lost.(Basically I'm w10 illiterate) W10 was installed in May 16 and has not to my knowledge had any updates since then. I've looked on the net and tried various fixes but I'm still stuck. I don't have the "Settings" menu mentioned on various forums, I have the normal control panel.
I got as far as running the repair updates wizard but it just came back with "Windows 10 update components must be repaired" No other helpful hints on how to repair!
So basically I'm stuck.
If anyone can help could you make any suggestions in laymans terms, ie step by step.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

First, try:  

 

That may fix the issues that are preventing automatic updating, as that should have been happening all along.  

 

If that doesn't work then be sure to back up all your user data before continuing.

 

The next thing I'd try, given that you say you don't have settings showing up, is to do a Windows/Cortana search on Settings, which should return the Windows Settings trusted store app (which is what's pre-installed on your machine, or should be unless the installation is corrupt), opening it and using the Reset option in Updates & Security settings, Recovery Pane, and using the "keep my files" option.  If that comes back saying it can't reset your PC I'd try it again but using the "wipe and fresh install" option instead.

 

If both Reset styles fail, then go to the Windows 10 Download Page and trying the Update Now button.  If that doesn't work then use the Media Creation Tool from the Win10 Download Page to either download the Win10 ISO then burn it to optical media or have it create a bootable USB drive directly then use your Win10 bootable media to reinstall Windows 10.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:08 PM

What about my windows 10 registration will that still be preserved?

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 01:36 PM

Windows 10 is registered and licensed based on the actual serial number (I think, but whatever number it is it is unique) of your motherboard, so once a machine has been licensed for Windows 10 that is maintained on Microsoft's servers and it is perpetually licensed.  This is true even if you remove Windows 10 and wish to reinstall it at a later date.

 

If the machine has already been licensed I don't think you're even asked for a license key.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:20 PM

Many thanks

 

Will try more settings etc tomorrow

 

Dave






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