For the past month, I've been having some significant issues trying to update my PC to the latest version on Windows 10. The current version I have installed is 1803.
For a time, the windows updater was telling me that version 1903 was available to download, so i clicked download.
The download would get as far as around 88% or so before failing. I can't remember what the error message was.
Eventually the windows updater said that a feature update to 1909 was available, so i clicked download to get this update. This however failed like the attempt to install 1903.
I attempted to use the Windows Update Assistant that was geared for installing version 1903 at the time. It recognized that i had 1803 and that 1903 was available to download.
It went through its download procedure, and got all the way to rebooting several times and getting to 60% complete before the following message appeared
“Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation”.
I have tried several times, but the update failed at the same point each time.
I gave it a break for a time as I read that version 1909 was being rolled out soon and waited for the Windows Update Assistant to be able to update to 1909.
The exact same issue I experienced trying to install 1903 occurred with 1909.
I have tried the various solutions both offered by Microsoft from here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errors and through various google searches, but I am still stuck on 1803. This includes running the update troubleshooter, deleting the software distribution folder contents and rebooting.
The built-in update troubleshooter tells me that there aren’t any issues with the update services etc, and now clicking on check for updates tells me that my PC is up to date and that there are no updates available.
I have also tried installing the update via an in-place upgrade, but this fails also with an error message saying “0xC1900101 – 0x30018 The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during SYSPREP_SPECIALIZE operation”.
Short of reinstalling Windows (which I don’t want to do), I’m out of ideas at this point, and look to be stuck on 1803.
Any help/ideas welcome at this point.