Solved Latest Windows Update is a failure

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July 30, 2017 at 20:07:47
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
Windows has just spent the last hour or so updating W10 which does not look much different to the old one. Now I have a few more useless apps (which I will remove in due course) BUT just as I was getting used to Edge they have stuffed it up!

When I click to open it does then promptly closes after 30 seconds or so. I have been backwards and forwards through the net trying all sorts of "fixes" and none of them work, it still shuts down. MS does not seem to address it yet so I guess it's back to Firefox in the meantime.

This seemed like a worthwhile suggestion but need less to say it never worked:

"1. Open regedit
2. go to location as below

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

3. right click folder "microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" at the left panel, and click Permission.

4. select third Unknown account (S-1-15-3-3624051433 ....)
5. You will see only Read permission is selected. Let's check "All permission".
6. Click OK and close the window."

Any and all help will be appreciated. Regards


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#1
July 30, 2017 at 20:15:02
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1- Try the simplest first, restart the system, this often helps.
2- Look at Windows Update and see if there is another very recent update pending and try installing that. If not or it does not help, then look at optional updates to see if any address Edge issues at all and try that one.
3- Wait a week and try Windows Update to see if there is a new fix.
4- Run tweaking.com to see if it can repair it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
July 31, 2017 at 03:10:02
Thank you for your advice Fingers. I downloaded the Tweaking tool (and paid for the Pro version) itt has been running for sometime now and o reboot I get the message "getting Windows ready Don't turn off your computer". This has displayed for more than an hour now and nothing has happened so I'm about to throw caution to the winds and restart anyway. I'll keep you posted.

PS it found a days work of errors by the way. Regards


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#3
August 1, 2017 at 00:21:40
The Tweaking tool worked well in that it found and repaired a days work of errors but Edge still cuts out and I have found dozens of users in the same boat. Ultimately between battling to change my windows password an battling Microsoft I gave up in disgust and re-installed an earlier back up (fortunately made just that morning) and so happily I'm back to a clean start. Two questions however:

1.) Should I run the tool again on the reinstalled image and...
2.) can I prevent that update (and indeed any update) from being installed again?

Regards and thanks again.


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#4
August 7, 2017 at 21:18:18
I find the Tweaking tool very useful getting Windows to work efficiently and fix errors. Yeah, run it again, restart in safe mode first and do all recommended prescan stuff first.

If you run a manual windows update then you can look at the updates to be installed after checking for updates and uncheck any you do not want to install. This does not guaranty they will not come up again but has often worked before. Consider the fact that many known glitches in updates will probably be fixed the next week and may be installed later without issue.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
August 7, 2017 at 21:40:17
That's handy advice I'll follow up on that. How do you do a manual update on Windows 10.?

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#6
August 8, 2017 at 21:26:07
Tap the Start button and type 'Windows Update' and it will offer you an option 'Scan for Updates' or 'Check for Updates' or something similar (I forget exactly). Click on that and the Windows Update Windows opens fully and you can do the update the same as in Windows 7 does (same window).
Windows 10 is not really that much different under the hood (except in a few areas), it is just better at hiding the important tools with MS believing that they can make it self sufficient without your intervention. While true that many people mess things up thinking that they are fixing or improving things, these tools are important at times to keep everything running properly.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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