#StackBounty: #ssl #windows-10 #windows-update Windows 10 computer won't update

Bounty: 50

My PC (Windows 10 2004) will happily install all updates provided via the company WSUS.
But (in contrast to all other company client PCs) it fails to instal updates from Microsoft directly.

It keeps saying that "important security and quality fixes are missing" (which is the reason why I wanted to check directly with MS in the first place), but when I click "Search for updates online with Microsoft", it fails with a message that no connection with the update service could be made. I should check my internet connectivity (as if …)

Windows troubleshooting for updates says that it cannot find any problems.

A (tiny) bit more helpful is the accompanying event: Id 36871, source SChannel, with internal error status 10013. Google results for this suggest various things such as

  • enable SSLv3
  • Make .NET 3.5 use TLS1.2
  • clear system certificate list
  • check clock synchronization
  • check permissions to c:ProgramDataMicrosoftCryptoRSAMachineKeys

None of these helped in my case.
What else can I do? Is there a less generic interpretation of the event?

I also tried to use Wireshark and see what happens during the failed attempts. It seems as if a few https (TLS1.2) connections with slscr.update.microsoft.com are being established successfully, but with merely about 64 bytes of payload. By their nature, I can’t look deeper into the conversations.


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#StackBounty: #ssl #windows-10 #windows-update Windows 10 computer won't update

Bounty: 50

My PC (Windows 10 2004) will happily install all updates provided via the company WSUS.
But (in contrast to all other company client PCs) it fails to instal updates from Microsoft directly.

It keeps saying that "important security and quality fixes are missing" (which is the reason why I wanted to check directly with MS in the first place), but when I click "Search for updates online with Microsoft", it fails with a message that no connection with the update service could be made. I should check my internet connectivity (as if …)

Windows troubleshooting for updates says that it cannot find any problems.

A (tiny) bit more helpful is the accompanying event: Id 36871, source SChannel, with internal error status 10013. Google results for this suggest various things such as

  • enable SSLv3
  • Make .NET 3.5 use TLS1.2
  • clear system certificate list
  • check clock synchronization
  • check permissions to c:ProgramDataMicrosoftCryptoRSAMachineKeys

None of these helped in my case.
What else can I do? Is there a less generic interpretation of the event?

I also tried to use Wireshark and see what happens during the failed attempts. It seems as if a few https (TLS1.2) connections with slscr.update.microsoft.com are being established successfully, but with merely about 64 bytes of payload. By their nature, I can’t look deeper into the conversations.


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#StackBounty: #windows-update #windows-10-v1809 Cannot seem to get Build 1809 update installed on Windows 10

Bounty: 50

I really want the Win10 Dark Mode theme update, but I cannot seem to get build 1809 installed. My machine is a Dell Precision T1700 running Windows 10 -Professional- Enterprise. Windows Update says all updates are installed, yet it’s still on build 1803. I have run Windows Update Assistant twice now – nothing happens after the reboot. Is there a KB I can download and manually install? How can I fix this?

UPDATE: I have reset all local Group Policy settings to default and reattempted the update, but there’s no change. It tries to install 1809, reboots twice then fails and rolls back the changes. Any help greatly appreciated.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #partitioning #windows-update How can I fix the Windows Update error message, "We couldn't update th…

Bounty: 50

I am unable to update Windows. When Windows Update tries to run, I get an error message that has a “Fix issues” button.

Windows update error message with "Fix issues" button

Pressing that brings up a process that eventually gives the error message, “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition.”

"We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

It turns out I didn’t have a System Reserved partition. I figured it might work to create it, so I did, using Option 1 from this link. Now my partitions look like this, but I still get the same error as above.

Most of the information surrounding this error refers to increasing the available space on the System Reserved partition, but as the screenshot shows, there’s plenty of space on the partition.

How can I debug this update error?


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #partitioning #windows-update How can I fix the Windows Update error message, "We couldn't update th…

Bounty: 50

I am unable to update Windows. When Windows Update tries to run, I get an error message that has a “Fix issues” button.

Pressing that brings up a process that eventually gives the error message, “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition.”

It turns out I didn’t have a System Reserved partition. I figured it might work to create it, so I did, using Option 1 from this link. Now my partitions look like this, but I still get the same error as above.

Most of the information surrounding this error refers to increasing the available space on the System Reserved partition, but as the screenshot shows, there’s plenty of space on the partition.

How can I debug this update error?


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #windows-10 #partitioning #windows-update How can I fix the Windows Update error message, "We couldn't update th…

Bounty: 50

I am unable to update Windows. When Windows Update tries to run, I get an error message that has a “Fix issues” button.

Pressing that brings up a process that eventually gives the error message, “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition.”

It turns out I didn’t have a System Reserved partition. I figured it might work to create it, so I did, using Option 1 from this link. Now my partitions look like this, but I still get the same error as above.

Most of the information surrounding this error refers to increasing the available space on the System Reserved partition, but as the screenshot shows, there’s plenty of space on the partition.

How can I debug this update error?


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #windows-10 #partitioning #windows-update How can I fix the Windows Update error message, "We couldn't update th…

Bounty: 50

I am unable to update Windows. When Windows Update tries to run, I get an error message that has a “Fix issues” button.

Pressing that brings up a process that eventually gives the error message, “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition.”

It turns out I didn’t have a System Reserved partition. I figured it might work to create it, so I did, using Option 1 from this link. Now my partitions look like this, but I still get the same error as above.

Most of the information surrounding this error refers to increasing the available space on the System Reserved partition, but as the screenshot shows, there’s plenty of space on the partition.

How can I debug this update error?


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #windows-10 #partitioning #windows-update How can I fix the Windows Update error message, "We couldn't update th…

Bounty: 50

I am unable to update Windows. When Windows Update tries to run, I get an error message that has a “Fix issues” button.

Pressing that brings up a process that eventually gives the error message, “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition.”

It turns out I didn’t have a System Reserved partition. I figured it might work to create it, so I did, using Option 1 from this link. Now my partitions look like this, but I still get the same error as above.

Most of the information surrounding this error refers to increasing the available space on the System Reserved partition, but as the screenshot shows, there’s plenty of space on the partition.

How can I debug this update error?


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #windows-10 #partitioning #windows-update How can I fix the Windows Update error message, "We couldn't update th…

Bounty: 50

I am unable to update Windows. When Windows Update tries to run, I get an error message that has a “Fix issues” button.

Pressing that brings up a process that eventually gives the error message, “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition.”

It turns out I didn’t have a System Reserved partition. I figured it might work to create it, so I did, using Option 1 from this link. Now my partitions look like this, but I still get the same error as above.

Most of the information surrounding this error refers to increasing the available space on the System Reserved partition, but as the screenshot shows, there’s plenty of space on the partition.

How can I debug this update error?


Get this bounty!!!