Microsoft last week rolled out an update for Windows 10 that is causing major headaches for some users.
As noted by ZDNet, the upgrade is failing to install on some machines, but it keeps trying and trying and trying.
During installation, the machine reaches a certain point, then fails, alerting the user that “We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing the changes,” ZDNet said. But, because Windows 10 automatically updates(i.e. forces changes), there is no way to halt the process.
“Downloads, reboot to install. Gets to 30% and reboots. Gets [to] 59% and reboots. Gets to 59% again and then states something went wrong so uninstalling the update. Wait a few minutes and reboot. Back to login screen,” Windows user BrettDM wrote in a forum post. “This happens without fail, every single time.”
Microsoft did include a troubleshooter package, KB3073930, which allows Windows and driver updates to be hidden or blocked.
But “the tool that Microsoft released to hide or block toxic Windows 10 updates … didn’t allow me to prevent this update from attempting to install,” ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes wrote on Sunday. “So I was forced to either abandon the machine until a fix was made available or try to fix it myself.”
But Kingsley-Hughes isn’t alone. Discussion on Microsoft’s community boards blew up over the weekend, as others experienced the same problem and suggested various (yet unsanctioned) fixes.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Microsoft this week also announced the public release of Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max. Visit the Windows IoT Dev Center to choose your board, then follow the steps to start making.