Windows 10 updates

I’ve been fighting with an issue for a while where every time I restarted my Windows 10 machine, it would go through a ridiculous loop of trying to install an update, then failing, then trying to do it again. From what I can tell it’s KB3156387 that’s failing, and it’s a common one for most people. It’s a fairly large update, which brings Windows 10 Build 10240.16854 to users’ machines.

I found some information in the microsoft answers forums that led me to this failing service. (Example information’s not mine, but it’s valid)

Log Name:      System
Source:        Service Control Manager
Date:          24/04/2016 09:31:42
Event ID:      7001
Level:         Error
The Net.Tcp Listener Adapter service depends on the Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service service which failed to start because of the following error: 
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
Select the keyboard shortcut Win+S, type Services, click Services in the drop down list and press the ENTER key. Locate Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service in the list. Check that it has started and that the StartUp type is Automatic. If it is not set to Automatic right click and select Properties, General tab. There is a box after StartUp type. The options are available on a drop down by clicking on the arrow down to the right of the box. Make the change and click on Apply and OK. Restart the computer and check whether it has started.

Setting the service to automatic allows the other service to start, which is nice. I thought this had fixed it, but to no avail - still have to find what’s causing the problem. This may have actually made it worse as it’s restarting to a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error as well.

Update 01/06/16: after leaving it for a few days, it seems to have worked!

Ugh. If my motherboard hadn’t died recently requiring me to borrow a computer to shove this install’s hard drive in, I’d probably just reinstall it and hope for the best. I hate computers.

we couldn't complete the updates, undoing changes

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