Sledgehammer - Windows 10 Update Control

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  1. zucrin

    zucrin MDL Member

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    It's another way to do it :p
    I like the group policy method
     
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  2. BT 1

    BT 1 MDL Junior Member

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    Not for me, i more then often get error - internal failure.

    Right now i am looking for an alternative.
     
  3. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    "Internal failure" is rather vague. That's not much for me to work with.
     
  4. maka213

    maka213 MDL Novice

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    Perhaps stop using a pre-release OS and expecting it to act like a stable OS? That's usually the best alternative.
     
  5. BT 1

    BT 1 MDL Junior Member

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    Well, that is the only message i get. There pop ups a frame saying; Checking for updates failed: internal error.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled, still the same. Even on W11
     
  6. zinoswink

    zinoswink MDL Novice

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    I've seen that error message, but extremely rarely on both Windows 10 & 11.
    I don't believe it's an issue with Sledgehammer, but with the network you're using at the time.
    I restart Sledgehammer a second time (possibly after a reboot), and it then completes normally.
     
  7. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    #1867 pf100, Sep 14, 2021
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    I had that problem before and after pulling my hair out for days it turned out to be bad ram.
    Edit: I had it happen after a clean install but then rebooted and everything was fine.
     
  8. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    @BT 1 Something is going on but it doesn't seem to be a serious issue because updates are successful for me after I try again after a reboot. I can't tell if it's Windows 11 itself or if it's an issue with WuMgr/WUMT or a combination of all of the above. I'm just going to wait for a while after windows 11 is released to the public and see how it goes because it's still basically beta right now. I'm about 99.9% sure it's not the script itself.
     
  9. Hal2000

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    #1869 Hal2000, Sep 15, 2021
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    Have had the same problem with Win 7 Pro using WUB v1.6 and WUMT. Obviously not using Sledgehammer but may help with diagnosis.This also works OK after reboot
     
  10. BT 1

    BT 1 MDL Junior Member

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    I get it wihen running WuMgr in Sledge and when running WuMgr separately. After reading the posts above, maybe it is a compatibility issue with W.update. Restarting the pc all the time is ridiculous, something is flawed and then i do not want it. I am using another soft instead which can pause updates, but not for MD, for a looong time and using WUSH to choose updates.

    Ms software; Windows updates show and hide, WUSH, does not by the way have that problem.
     
  11. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    Today in Windows 11 I installed CU KB5005635 with the script with WuMgr and had no problems. (@BT 1 I only had a failed update and reboot to fix it the first time after a clean install and I haven't had to do it since then with 2 more update sessions.)
    Either that was a fluke, or the problem is driver update installation after a clean install which is the only time I know that updates bypass WuMgr which could cause a conflict which is my wild guess as to what's going on here.
    But that's just a guess. If a later update fails after all the drivers are updated then that guess is probably wrong.
    I'll contact some devs and see if I can get to the bottom of this.
    In the meantime just keep reporting any issues and I'm pretty sure it'll get figured out eventually.
    Thanks for everybody's input.
     
  12. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    I recently was pm'd a question and I thought it was appropriate to post it and the answer here:

    Q: Windows 11 is coming out soon. I want to ask you have you updated sledgehammer so it blocks windows updates for windows 11? Will the new version block updates for both windows 10 and windows 11?
    A: As far as I can tell there is no difference in the update subsystem between 10 and 11. So far the script works great with 11. If anything changes the script will be updated.