How can I delete from History a failed update


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Hi folks
I've got one update that keeps erroring out with "Download error" ==> however this wretched update is preventing me installing a new Windows build.
Is there any way I can delete this from history so I can run the windows install from a uupdump iso via setup.exe. I can't use disp on this as i want to do an update to the new build rather than a clean install.

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Deleting Windows update history will do nothing, try below suggestions.

Use Windows Update Troubleshooter.


  • Right-click on Start button and pick Settings
  • Go to System > Troubleshoot
  • Click on Other Troubleshooters > Windows Update and click Run button.



Download Windows updates manually.


  • Go to the official Microsoft update catalog;
  • Enter a specific update code, for example, KB4481031
  • Select the correct version and click Download
  • Click on the link and Windows will update your computer



Resetting the Windows Update components can usually solve these types of issues.

 

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You could remove the failed update downloads by going to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and deleting all the files there.

 

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You need to delete the following to clear the history:

Rich (BB code):
%systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.log

However, it will probably make very little difference, you'll want to take a look at the WindowsUpdate.log file which is generated from the following Powershell cmdlet:

Rich (BB code):
Get-WindowsUpdateLog
 

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