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Solved (KB3081424) - Error 0x80004005 in windows 10 update

August 7, 2015 at 14:38:09
Specs: windows
when i try to update in windows 10 this is what i get (see title).

what should i do?

it's really annoying.

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August 7, 2015 at 16:50:53
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Looks like a buggy update:

Not too handy as MS now foist updates on Windows 10, buggy or not. They must be out of their minds.

There are unofficial ways to stop updates but I can't vouch for them - someone else might.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 7, 2015 at 16:51:17
KB3081424 error 0x80004005

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August 7, 2015 at 17:21:08
Sad to add - many well-known experts of Windows across the internet now rate this Cumulative update as more of a joke than a practical fix -

At my end:

1) One of the PCs I updated without waiting for Microsoft permission is still asking me to activate my copy of Windows 10 even after I successfully installed KB3081424 with no issues.

2) I also installed the same cumulative update on a new OEM Dell Windows 10 installed with no issues.

Maybe I am just lucky .....

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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August 7, 2015 at 17:36:13
thank you for letting me know that i'm not the only one with this :)
poor microsoft.

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August 8, 2015 at 08:29:18
Go to Start Start button icon, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation, and then select Activate Windows to try and manually activate Windows. If that doesn't work, you might need to reset your PC.

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October 14, 2015 at 12:29:18
I have had beaucoup issues with W10 after upgrading my PCs; did the upgrade (unfortunately), and did the refresh, then a reset on all of them due to issue with black screen, and programs not reloading, etc. So I rolled up my sleeves and pursued the clean install route. Everything loaded and no issues after two weeks; latest cumulative update included. Following three items is what I used successfully (both 64-0bit/32-bit installs included):

Belarc Advisor: A must have for rebuild; been using it for years:

Instructions on doing a W10 clean install (must be performed after a W10 upgrade). These instructions were spot on; no issues

Create W10 clean install media:

Here is a snippet on how to get to your bios if changes needed:
-- disable fast boot
Go to 'Control Panel -> 'Power Options' -> from the left hand column select 'What the Power Buttons Do' -> at the top of the page select 'Change Settings that are currently unavailable' -> scroll all of the way to the bottom and uncheck 'Turn on Fast Startup (Recommended)'. Then click 'Save Changes'.

My W10 re-activated with no issues after the clean install. If there was ever a time to do a clean install, this would be it. If I have helped one person enjoy their PC again, then I will be happy.

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