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  • If Win10 Anniv Update patch KB 3189866 stalls at 45% or 95%, here’s how to get it going without using IE

    Posted on September 14th, 2016 at 09:39 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    • #34885 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      I hit the problem, and the solution’s easy – if you use the Windows Update Catalog trick. InfoWorld Woody on Windows
      [See the full post at: If Win10 Anniv Update patch KB 3189866 stalls at 45% or 95%, here’s how to get it going without using IE]

    • #34886 Reply

      Slartibartfast

      On my WSUS servers the files corresponding to this patch and the twin kb3185611 for both Windows 10 and Server 2016 are failing to download and retrying over and over again. The failure errors in the SoftwareDistribution.log file give “CRC verification failure” as the reason.

      So I’m thinking that either the source files at Microsoft are corrupted, or they have calculated the CRCs for the files incorrectly and published that in the metadata.

      I would question the wisdom of taking manual actions to kick a balky install into gear.

    • #34887 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      OUCH. Haven’t hit that one. In a domain, manual installs are definitely not recommended….

      UPDATE: I just noted this, posted on the patchmanagement.org site:

      kb3185611 also fails to download with CRC error:
      CRC verification failure.
      /c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2016/09/windows10.0-kb3185611-x64_d4a088ac78c72872cc32d4fe953e8cfc324b6af1.psf

    • #34888 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody_MVP

      Sometimes you have to do it as administrator. It is not all sweet if you are in a managed environment, quite the opposite.

    • #34889 Reply

      Anonymous

      Woody:

      After more than three days of looking at the installation of KB(….66)stuck at 61%, and a mystery Z: “disc drive” in File Explorer, I tried your solution. Worked, of course. Thank you!

      After manual downloading and installing (…66), Windows Update on the Settings Menu still listed (…66) as available and uninstalled, along with several other items. Hit Install Now and all went well.

      I assume that Z: is used by Windows Update for a temporary “drive”.

    • #34890 Reply

      Alexander

      Happened to me too. First only 45% until Windows Update let me install KB890830 and KB3188128 while offline then it got to 95% and stayed there.

      Madness, I say! Weren’t cumulative updates supposed to give Microsoft a chance to test a bundle of patches together before releasing them? I think I will wait for the dust to settle before I bypass Windows Update to install KB3189866 manually.

      Meanwhile, since my concern was with security patches I got to looking at the Microsoft Security Bulletin [https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-104.aspx].

      There I noticed EMET [http://www.microsoft.com/emet] which says:
      “The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) enables users to manage security mitigation technologies that help make it more difficult for attackers to exploit memory corruption vulnerabilities in a given piece of software.”

      I’m giving that a whirl now…

    • #34891 Reply

      Slartibartfast

      Update:

      On my WSUS servers the file finally was able to download for the x64 version of KB3189866 which is applicable to Windows 10 version 1607 and Server 2016. This is associated with MS16-104.

      However the download of the file for KB3185611 on x64 Windows 10 LTSB ,also for MS16-104, is still failing with CRC error. Unfortunately that is the one we have real need for.

      So it looks like MS has fixed half of their problems with these CRC errors.

    • #34892 Reply

      Alexander

      This morning “Update status” again said “We couldn’t install some updates because the PC was turned off.” Today I decided to ignore the [Retry] button which I had clicked yesterday.

      And lo and behold this afternoon I see that “Update status” says:
      A restart is required to finish installing the following updates:
      * Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866).
      [Restart now]
      After restarting, winver now shows “Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.187)”.

      This all reminds me of sayings like “All things come to those who wait” and “Ignorance is bliss” and also “Much Ado About Nothing” a play by William Shakespeare.

      Also Microsoft has officially stated that there is no need for EMET in Windows 10 as the OS already contains protections such as
      Device Guard, Control Flow Guard and AppLocker. For the similar reasons, EMET doesn’t offer any additional mitigations for the Edge browser. See [http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2016/02/02/enhanced-mitigation-experience-toolkit-emet-version-5-5-is-now-available.aspx].

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