Read more at Maximum PCIt didn't take long to see an example of why some users aren't in favor of forced updates. Following a major cumulative update to Windows 10 that began rolling out last Wednesday, some users are complaining that their PCs are stuck in an endless reboot cycle.
For those affected by the buggy update, Windows 10 automatically downloads and tries to install the collection of patches, which requires a reboot, but it fails along the way. Windows then rolls back the changes, tries to install the update again, only to fail again. Rinse and repeat.
"Downloads, reboot to install. Gets to 30 percent and reboots. Gets to 59 percent and reboots. Gets to 59 percent again and then states something went wrong so uninstalling the update. Wait a few minutes and reboot. Back to login screen," a user complained on Microsoft's forums.
Thanks to an article on Forbes, there is a way to fix this. Follow these directions:
- Type “regedit” in the Start menu
- In the window that opens navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
- Backup your registry key as what you’re about to do is risky (with ProfileList highlighted, click File and Export and choose a backup name)
- Then scan through the ProfileList IDs and delete any with ProfileImagePath found in it as it shouldn’t be there
- Close regedit, reboot and next time KB3081424 should install properly
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