Fix: Install Hang on Windows 10 Build 15046 | 15042

Microsoft offers regular Windows 10 updates. The purpose of delivering those update is to deliver customers advance security patches and fixes for the issues noticed in the previous builds. In additions, the development team behind Windows also try to include new features and settings which are impatiently awaited by the Windows 10 users.

Fix Install Hang on Windows 10 Build 15046

Today Microsoft released another Windows 10 build 15046 | 15042 (Version 1706) for the users who opted to receive builds in the fast ring. Users can easily download this latest build right from the Windows Update. For that:

  1. Launch Windows 10 Settings app. For that, Press WIN + I hotkeys
  2. Click on Updates & security -> Windows Update
  3. On the right pane, check for update and install the update.

In case, while installing you seeing update error 0x80070228, then check out my previous post on to fix Windows 10 Build 15046 update error 0x80070228.

After Windows 10 build 15042, the recently released build 15046 of Creators update also comes without watermark and expiry date. Lots of Windows 10 users also facing issues installing the build which is not unusual for the Insider previews. The company already posted a fix to complete the installation of the build, but it needs a touch of work, which also contains a forced rollback to the Windows build you tried to upgrade from.

According to Microsoft, the reason why install hangs in Windows 10 Build 15046 | 15042 is because of the expected install process starting but times out or not completing and in return causing the hang.

Fix: Install Hang on Windows 10 Build 15046 | 15042

To fix this issue, you can follow the workaround shared by the community forums by the company representatives. Here is what you need to do:

1. First of all, you need to manually reboot your Windows 10 PC if it hangs at the boot logo when the initial effort to install 15046 | 15042.

2. Now you need to let your Windows 10 PC to favorably revert back to your earlier OS build.

3. Log in to your Windows 10 PC and launch the Command Prompt (Admin) window. For that:

In the Windows 10 Search bar, type Command Prompt or CMD. When it appear in the search result, make right click and choose to “Run as admin

When UAC dialog appears, click Yes to continue.

Note: You need to perform all this thing in Command prompt, not in the Windows Powershell.

4. In the Command Prompt windows, type following commands. Make sure to type one line at a time in the command terminal and hit enter.

reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\setup\upgrade\nsimigrationroot /f

netsh int ipv6 set locality state=disabled

reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nsi\{eb004a01-9b1a-11d4-9123-0050047759bc}\28 /f

5. Once done, close the Command Prompt.

6. Reboot your Windows 10 PC.

7. Now try to look for the latest update and make an another attempt to install the update.

If you have followed all the steps as mentioned above, then you will definitely able to install the latest build 15046 | 15042 as expected. In case, you still face any additional issue, then you must tell Microsoft about it at original thread created by Jason[MS]

Update: 04/03/2017

In case, you have used the above workaround to install the latest build 15046, then you’ll need to re-enable IPV6 capabilities as in above steps you have disabled it. Here is how you can do that:

1. Launch the Command Prompt (Admin) window. For that:

In the Windows 10 Search bar, type Command Prompt or CMD. When it appear in the search result, make right click and choose to “Run as admin

When UAC dialog appears, click Yes to continue.

Note: You need to perform all this thing in Command prompt, not in the Windows Powershell.

2. In the Command Prompt windows, type following commands. Make sure to type one line at a time in the command terminal and hit enter.

 netsh int ipv6 set locality state=enable

3. Once done, close the Command Prompt.

4. Reboot your Windows 10 PC.

Why don’t you give a try to this workaround and also let us know in the comments if it works for you or not?

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