Windows Insider 17733 – How do I get off this build?

Solution: Run windows update via Command line wuauclt.exe /updatenow

Several of the most recent Windows Insider builds have had issues.  Mainly performance delays of an hour.  How did this miss Canary… but here we are.  Good news the 17735 build came out that looks to address the overlay issue of Settings.    Why is this important?  Well you can’t get off this bad build until you run windows update.  However, one of the bugs is the inability to run Windows update.  Catch-22?

Thankfully, NO!

Command line to the rescue. If you are running a windows 10 tablet without a keyboard here is your method.  You can skip several of these steps if you have a keyboard.

  1. Click and hold the start key (equivalent of Windows Key + X or right click)
  2. Select Windows PowerShell (Admin)
  3. If you are on 17733 you might have to come back to the device in 60 minutes before you are prompted for UAC
  4. Once in PowerShell you can type CMD
  5. This will open a command prompt in C:\windows\system32
  6. Type in and execute wuauclt.exe /updatenow
  7. Wait
  8. Check start >> Reboot to see it you have a Update and Restart option
    1. If you don’t just wait or type in the keyboard command again



Author: shauncassells

Shaun Cassells, Senior Solutions Engineer, 1E Shaun is a Microsoft MVP Windows Insider MVP and executive at Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). Shaun is a frequent speaker at conferences like MMS, Gartner, TechEd Europe, TechEd North America, IT Dev Connections, System Center Rallies, and Systems Management User Groups (SMUGs). Shaun is an award winning blogger syndicated from Shaun specializes in analysis, optimization, and design of Tactical Solutions to Strategic Business Goals. Prior to joining 1E in 2010, he worked for a Global 100 company as the Configuration Manager Service Owner and Architect. Recently as a Principle Consultant at 1E, he accomplished design, review, and improvements to a variety of Configuration Manager environments from the very small to sites with a half million seats. He provided leadership that created a patented automated application rationalization and usage based OSD mapping solution in use by multiple fortune 500 companies. These days you can find Shaun traveling to help discover, review, and improve business productivity across the world.

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