Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:52 PM
I have to say I still don't understand what you mean by "checked updates manually and 1709 was ready to install". If you created your Windows 10 install media today that media should simply have installed Version 1709 (also called the Fall Creators Update) directly.
If you were using media created several months ago then it might install 1703 (which was the Creators Update) and then immediately trigger the update to 1709, but I can't imagine that it would since when you're installing the installer looks to see if there are updates that occurred after the creation date of the media you're using and will automatically download these unless you specifically make the choice to skip that.
In any case, I'm glad you have your machine back and with Windows 10 on it.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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