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    Lightbulb If Windows Update Fails...

    If Windows Update is failing, especially if the Win8 install was an Upgrade from a prior Windows OS, do the following:

    Command Prompt, Run as Admin

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    Hit ENTER

    After that finishes...

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Hit ENTER

    Reboot & retry Windows Update

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    I had not seen this before, so after reading Drew's post I had to see what this does. The Windows Servicing Guy explains in the TechNet Blog. Thanks for the info.

    It does appear though that ScanHealth scans and logs corruption, whereas RestoreHealth scans and logs corruption, then fixes that corruption.

    ScanHealth technically would not be needed, you can just run RestoreHealth.
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    Y'all are welcome. The suggested procedure from MS Techs I work w/ is that both steps be done or used; but, possibly just the 2nd alone is enough. Anyway, there you go

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    Thanks Medico for the pointer to the explanation. I hate having scripts with no explanation as what they are doing.

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