Windows 10 Pro Update 1511 Problem – asks me to restart to install the update.  It’s a large update, and it probably got corrupted when I cloned the system drive and swapped it out while the update 1511 was downloaded.

So Win 10 Pro keeps prompting that I need to reboot to install the update but then never does.  What to do?

Delete the DataStore directory contents – part of the database that tracks what updates have been applied & downloaded etc.

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paste in the place where the db lives:

%systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore

or in my case that would be:

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore

And delete the contents of the directory – not the directory itself – just the contents.

Re-run check for updates.  Voila

 

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