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Can't update Windows 10? Dynamics Plugins
Old 15th September 2018
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Can't update Windows 10?

Apologizes if the same question is addressed somewhere into the monster Windows 10 thread, but looks like I need some guidance here.

To make it short, Windows 10 won't update from ver 1603 to ver 1807 which -amongst others- fixes the memory management bug identified by Vincent Burrel (WIN10 Memory management Stress Test - VB-Audio's Forums)

Exact symptoms are that I can download the new version just fine, go through the installation process and several reboots, and after what seems to be the last step, I ALWAYS get the same message saying Windows reverts back to the previous version!

I've attempted the update from 3 different methods without success:

- From the default Windows update page
- Using the specific Windows update utility (blue icon, with regular nags in the taskbar)
- Using Windows Installation media (Download Windows 10)

Of course I tried the Windows update repair utility, which led me to nowhere.

Yes I could start again with a fresh Windows install (which would very probably fix the issue) but this is exactly what I'd like to avoid : reinstalling all my settings, drivers, plugs, authorizations... Well you get the idea!

Any ideas, suggestions are very welcome, thanks!
Old 15th September 2018
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Originally Posted by Sequenza View Post
I can download the new version just fine
From where?
Old 15th September 2018
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Originally Posted by Alndln View Post
From where?
From the 3 different methods described just above
Old 15th September 2018
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I see. I know there were some earlier builds like the free ones that couldn't be updated but this is strange. The problem is most likely bios related.
Old 15th September 2018
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Thanks for the follow up. Unfortunately it doesn't seem BIOS related: I used the offending Windows drive on another PC to see if I could do the update from there, but no luck.
Old 15th September 2018
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you need to update to version 1703 first.

The Os kernel "threshold" is replaced by the kernel build called "redstone". The redstone kernel build is required to be installed first before the update you are trying to install.
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Old 15th September 2018
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Athough one should expect a cumulative update to work fine, that's definitely something to try, thank you for the suggestion. Now I have to find a genuine 1703 (or 1709) installer from a trusted source. I'll do that and report. Thanks
Old 16th September 2018
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I'm pleased to confirm the update went fine thanks to the 2 steps approach proposed by DrAudiospecific. Thanks again!
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