Question Unable to update windows 10 since cloning nvme to sata ssd

denrok

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Ever since I cloned my nvme to a larger ssd drive I have been unable to perform windows updates.

I tried using windows update (to KB5003169)

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After the download completed it said a restarted was required
After restart it said "Configuring windows updates x% complete"
Next message was "We couldn't complete the updates undoing changes"

I've also tries the reset script https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-toreset-windows-update-components-in-windows/14b86efd-1420-4916-9832-829125b1e8a3 and trying the update again but still failed.

I also tried via https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 but again this failed as well.
 

ex_bubblehead

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You have a corrupted installation that needs to be repaired. A Google (or equivalent) search on the given error code will give you many options for repair.

Here's just one:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/0x80070003-error-windows-10-update/09db928f-0b89-45b4-b13d-d007ad5b9a52

If none of the repair options correct the error then you may well have to perform a reinstall of Windows, after backing up all your files (which you should already be doing). Of course this means that all software will have to be reinstalled so have your source media and reg codes at the ready.
 
since automatic doesnt work
run this command in cmd/powershell with admin rights
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

if automatic updates doesnt work and all known fixes didnt work and you dont want to reinstall your windows
use this to install KB5003169
download it here:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2021/05/windows10.0-kb5003169-x64_1252d2df4f538ae98c45e0636d2eb110bfd5a00a.msu

create some temporary folder like c:\update and put that downloaded update there
create folder named CAB inside your update folder(C:\update\CAB)

run this commandline to extract that update file into update folder
expand -F:* C:\update\windows10.0-kb5003169-x64_1252d2df4f538ae98c45e0636d2eb110bfd5a00a.msu C:\update\cab
and this command will install it
Dism /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\update\cab\Windows10.0-KB5003169-x64_PSFX.cab
 

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