Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Version 1709 not updating or stuck in a loop? Try a manual download!

Is Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Version 1709 not updating?  Many of my customers have reported that Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Version 1709 is stuck in a downloading loop. In other words, it starts only to fail the download or fail to install and starts to download the file again.

The problem with this is that this update is a huge file and it hogs resources every time it downloads to your computer; which is all the time when it is stuck in a downloading loop.  Your bandwidth maxes out, your memory gets zapped, your hard drive is running at full speed,.and your computer slows to a crawl.

I have discovered that it does not like to download through the normal process of automatic updates, maybe because it is downloading with other updates, or Microsoft has a problem with the size of the file and auto-updating with certain computer systems. Whatever the case, it is easy to remedy.  Wait until you do not need the computer, let's say before you call it a night, and start the download manually. You may need to uninstall "Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant" in your Apps list under "Settings" (the gear icon above the power button when you press the windows icon lower left task-bar) before you start the manual download to help stop the automatic download process.

You'll find the manual download of the Fall Creators Version 1709 here:

Once you start the download you can still work in Windows but it will be slower.  This will take about 30 minutes to an hour depending on your internet speed. When the download is finished, it will start the install, and then let the computer be.  This can take anywhere from 45 minutes to well over 3 hours.  I heard that one install took 5 hours so let it go, overnight if possible. In the morning it will either have installed or will be waiting for you to start the computer. Once you start it it can still take about 20 minutes.  You'll see a Royal Blue screen that says "Hi".  Again let it do its thing and it should be okay.

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