How To Fix Windows 10 version 20H2 Updates

This is how to fix problems when installing Windows 10 Updates as the October 2020 update rolls out.

The October 2020 update is known as version 20H2.

If your system fails to install this update, please follow the following steps:

Time needed: 15 minutes.

SFC Scan & Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter. Rebooting After Each.

  1. Launch Windows Powershell (Admin)

    Right-click the Start Menu and open Windows Powershell (Admin)
    Launch Windows Powershell as Admin

  2. Run SFC Scan

    Type the following text and hit Enter (Return Key). sfc /scannow
    Windows Powershell sfc scan

  3. Reboot

    Click the Power Button icon in the Start Menu and choose Restart. (Shutting down and booting up “from cold” will not have the same effect).
    Restart button - Windows 10

  4. Click Start Menu and open Settings

    Start / Settings (the cog icon). In the search field within Settings type Troubleshoot and open Troubleshoot Settings.
    Windows 10 Troubleshooting

  5. Windows Update – Troubleshooting

    Run the Troubleshoot console for Windows Updates. Follow the step-by-step instructions. Windows 10 Update Troubleshoot

  6. Reboot

    On competition of the Troubleshooter console running, reboot again. Shut down & restart isn’t as good as Restart.
    Restart button - Windows 10

Big Difference Between Shut Down & Restart

This post explains the huge difference between Shut Down & Restart.

The rule of “have you switched it off and back on again” now carries very different results due to a feature called Fast Boot. I’ll explain in a post in the near future.

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