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I'm a bit behind on updates, currently on 14361.  Update shows 14366 and 14388 are available to update.  Tried a few times to run the updates but it looks like it get hung up on running 2 updates at the same time per the update log.

Is it possible to pick and choose the updates you want to run?  I'd like to unselect 14366 and move directly onto 14388 if I could but unlike prior versions of windows selecting and deselecting what update to install isn't an option that I know of any longer.

Any ideas?
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The way I understand it, Win 10 Home gives you no choice.  Pro gives you some choice of when you want to install them.  I don't know if trying to install them while in safe mode may help.
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Paul, a couple of possibilities, dunno if either will work.

1) uninstall whichever update is the first one.  I'm guessing that even Windows Home supports this:

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:somekbnumber/norestart /quiet

2) Disable windows updates for the moment: net stop wuauserv

3) Download the desired updates directly -- they show up as MSUs usually. Double-click then and if I recall right, they'll install even without the service running.

Once everything is working, restart the computer or just wuauserv

I have NOT tried this, but I'm guessing it should work.

And remember get-hotfix in PowerShell -- nice listing of installed hotfixes.

If none of that works, look at DISM, which is also present on Windows Home.

Hope something there works!



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UPDATE:  My SoftwareDistribution folder content was corrupt.  Booted into safe mode purged the folders content, rebooted and ran windows update and boom I'm at 14393 now.


>>>  Just for grins a giggles I called MS support.  Once again a complete waste of time.  The language barrier with the current support professionals is hard to overcome.  How can a company provide support when their staff can't understand the problem and refuses to stop reading the support scripts?  Close the book, listen to the customer and provide a workable solution.  Nope, total failure!!!!!  I wonder if MS ever calls into support to check on the quality and accuracy of support.   
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The price is right.  One of the companies decided to bring tech support home.  Was it Dell?
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Carbonite is another one that realized that they were providing poor service and in turn pissing their customers off.  They pulled the plug on overseas support.  Carbonite customer support center is in Lewiston Maine.  WAY TO GO CARBONITE!  I'll be a loyal customer forever [smile] 
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