Question about Windows 10 Updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by xarzu, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. xarzu


    Mar 14, 2008
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    I got locked in one of those update loops. You know what I mean, probably. My Windows 10 would start an automatic update, then fail, and then reset itself to a previous version. This would happen all of the time.

    I eventually decided to back everything up on an external drive and simply reinstall Windows 10 from scratch. Then I found out that the CD (or maybe it is a DVD) was lost in our move. I have the ("OEM"?) sticker but the actual product CD has been lost in the move and I can not find it. Does anyone know how I can reinstall the OS with just the product ID etc.?

    Someone suggest this link as a way to fix the problem:

    After doing all this, the update window says I am all up to date:


    But the update history says that the last install failed:

    So, what is up with that?

    I noticed that there is a recovery option to reset my PC

    But this takes me back to the problem of not having the CD
    I guess if I am up to date, I don't need the CD now. But it would be nice to know for future use how to do this.
    xarzu, Dec 7, 2018
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