Windows 10 downloaded a big update not long ago and went through a lengthy upgrade process. Partway through the system locked up. The little progress spinner stopped spinning and it sat there for hours.

So I powered down, the system appeared to go through a recovery process, and then I checked for updates again. It says that "Your device is up to date", but the current version is 1511, build 10586.633. That version isn't current; version 1607 was released in August.

But whenever I check for updates, it says that the system is up to date.

Windows Update troubleshooter reports no problems.

How do I persuade Windows to install 1607?

  • Perhaps try to use "Secunia PSI" or try to download the most recent, Patchs, Fixes, Updates, Rollup or Upgrade from the Windows Website if avaiable. e.g. Windows Catalog – Tech-IO Nov 7 '16 at 18:02
  • @GiaRui Secunia doesn't check for Windows updates itself, it relies on Windows update which in this case doesn't work. – gronostaj Nov 7 '16 at 18:20
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    Version 1607 is stilling being rolled out by Windows Update, if you want it today, use the ISO to upgrade. – Ramhound Nov 7 '16 at 18:49
  • It has been several days since we heard from you. Have you made any progress? – Run5k Nov 17 '16 at 4:56
  • @Run5k No, but I have a theory. I'm using grub to dual-boot Ubuntu. I think that may be the cause. My plan is to get rid of grub. – user237815 Nov 20 '16 at 22:17

How do I persuade Windows to install 1607?

In your situation, I would probably download Version 1607 myself and initiate the install manually from a USB drive or DVD disc:

Download Windows 10 Disc Image

  • I got rid of the dual-boot. Trying to do the upgrade the normal way still didn't work, I downloaded a full version of Windows 10. That worked. – user237815 Feb 5 '17 at 0:46
  • I am glad to hear that everything worked out well in the end. – Run5k Feb 5 '17 at 5:38

You can upgrade your PC using the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft. When it opens, select Upgrade and follow the installer. You can download it here.

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