Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Microsoft Windows 10 (build 1511 / 10586, November 2015) update likely fails if you "forcefully removed" applications in Windows 10

Months after I had followed directions posted on Super User to remove arguably useless parts of Windows 10 (including Cortana), it seemed that Windows Update didn't work very well on this particular Windows 10 update. Executing the Get-WindowsUpdateLog command in PowerShell rendered a log file on my desktop that didn't contain anything useful.

I suppose that the answer to this problem is to use the Windows Media Creation Tool to perform the update, but without diagnostic logs to demonstrate where the failure was, I am reluctant to spend time attempting this.