Windows Update KB3066096

Build 10122

This WU kb3060696 has a bug.

After installing, I was told it needed a restart. So I did a restart.

Then I went to View Your Update History, it said " Requires a restart to finish installing ". ( see screenshot below )

So, I went Power Off > power on > login > I got the same message.

I went to Programs and features > View Installed Updates > and the update was listed as installed.

Yet, the " Requires restart to finish installing " still there.

Meanwhile I just ignore the restart message. Hopefully MS will sort this one out.

May 27th, 2015 7:07am

Hello David,

You can take a look at the windowsupdate.log and CBS.log in order to see what is going on with the update after the reboot. Perhaps, the post reboot part of the installation is failing therefore it keeps on showing the same message.

Please dont hesitate to share any part of the logs so we can take a look and provide advice.


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May 27th, 2015 8:09am

I am not the only one having this situation.

Have you tried the update on your computer ?

May 27th, 2015 8:12am


Worked fine in my case.

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May 27th, 2015 9:30am

Now I have 2 more updates added to the list of " Require restart to finish installing ".

KB3067515 and KB3049563

They are all listed in Programs and Features > View Installed Updates.....

I'll wait and see if the system will do its restart at 10 pm as scheduled.

Meanwhile, I'll do a malwarebytes scan and a sfc, just in case.

May 27th, 2015 8:13pm

I read a post from another forum. The member's name is Slartybart.

Here is the partial copy of the reply.......

AFTER you have restarted you might see an incorrect status in Update history stating that a restart is required. It is safe to ignore the residual message in Update history. This is a static message in the same way failed updates msgs are static even after they are successfully installed - the failed status is still shown in the list.

For the correct status - go to Uninstall Updates to view installed updates.

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May 28th, 2015 1:23am

Here the options:

  1. If you want to know what is happening and perhaps solve it and help other to solve it: 

As I stated before, windowsupdate.log and CBS.log will give more information. If you are not used to work with them you can always upload them to a cloud share so the community can help you to track down the issue. 

Also, to dig deeper, I can recommend to  enable the verbose Userenv.log in order to record what is happening at the O.S. load and logon. 

If you want the "quickie" answer that you can find on most of forums and sites, this might fulfill you request. Choose at will:

  • "This is a Technical Preview, what you expect?!"
  • "Just reinstall and everything will be fine!"
  • "Microsoft will soon fix it on the Release!"
  • "Me too, and lot of people has the same issue, dang!"


May 28th, 2015 3:45am

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