Archive for Windows Update

Fix – Windows 10 update KB3189866 stuck at 45%

Posted in Announcement, Bug, Windows with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2016 by Sirusdark

Hello!

If you’re running Windows 10, it’s yet another sad week. Microsoft messed up again and their latest 400Mb+ update (KB3189866) doesn’t even download properly. Most people (including myself) are stuck with an update progress stuck at 45%…

Fear not! Stop waiting and simply install the update manually in just a few clicks. Here are the direct links to download it (select the appropriate system architecture):

32 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x86-based Systems (KB3189866)
windows10.0-kb3189866-x86_48cc54806747877357a732fee03118eb38e92947.msu

64 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866)
windows10.0-kb3189866-x64_2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d.msu

Run the installer and after a few restarts, you’ll be good to go again.

For some reason, this identical update when downloaded via the Windows Update Catalog web downloader, uses another filename (adds the prefix: “AMD64-all-“)… It’s strange as the files are IDENTICAL! I double checked for you and and these Checksums proves it:

kb3189866_checksums

Fun fact! The update’s filename contains its own SHA-1 checksum hash! (2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d)

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/14/kb3189866-stuck-at-45-or-95-install-it-manually-instead/
-http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/
-http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3189866
-http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewRedirect.aspx?updateid=0405fe13-e4d5-4aff-8cf1-0500f5f673f7

Windows 10 Update KB 3176938 – It’s da bomb!!

Posted in Announcement, Computer, Windows with tags , , on September 1, 2016 by Sirusdark

winver_1607-14393.105_by_sirusdark

Hello!

Last night I let my laptop’s Windows 10 do its updates and went to bed as it looked like a long one. When I woke up, all I had on screen was a No hard drive found/no boot device black screen error… Typical.

After a hard shutdown (holding power button for 10 seconds), I rebooted, then Windows finished doing its stuff and I shut it down normally. Then, I turned it back on. Oh boy…

Windows 10 now opens and shuts down at least twice as fast!

Unfortunately, Microsoft made it a bit complicated to find this update’s details: you need to go to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update History page (link is on the KB’s page) and click  the “August 31, 2016 — KB3176938 (OS Build 14393.105)” description link.

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update.

I highly recommend you update to the latest version as this one is pure steroid for Windows! :D

Enjoy!

Sirus

Reference
-https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/kb/3176938
-https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/12387/windows-10-update-history

Windows 10 – How to take back control of your updates! (KB 3073930)

Posted in Free, Windows with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Sirusdark

[ This post has a free bonus ]

This piece of information is probably the most sought-out requested information I’ve ever been asked: “How the heck do I control my updates in Windows 10?

Well, here’s the utility Microsoft created to allow some kind of control over the update(s):

How to temporarily prevent a Windows or driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10 – KB 3073930

Download the “Show or hide updates” troubleshooter package now!

Please carefully read the full KB!!

P.S.: Yes, I still haven’t updated my main system to Windows 10. Still waiting for such problems to be solved… and Cortana. Canadian Cortana, eh!

FREE BONUS

Last post I shared a nice app to generate checksums. With this Windows shell extension, it’s right at your fingertips for all your files!
http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/
(Yes, feels old. But it works perfectly!)

Enjoy!

Sirus

Reference
-https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checksum
-http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/