‘Some Updates Were Cancelled’ error blocks Windows 10 PC build install [FIX]

Madalina Dinita
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The latest Windows 10 build brings a slew of bug fixes and improvements that make the OS more stable and reliable. Unfortunately, it also brings issues of its own, as many Insiders report.

One particular issue drew our attention, as it’s affecting quite a significant number of users. Many Insiders have reported that they couldn’t install build 15058 on their computers due to an annoying error message informing them that the update has been cancelled.

Here’s how one Insider describes this issue:

I’m on the Insider fast ring and Windows update shows an update available (Windows 10 Insider preview 15058 rs 2).

The download starts and then I get “Some updates were cancelled. We’ll keep trying in case new updates become available”. Sometimes I get as far as starting installation.

I have ample space free (40GB) and have run the Windows Update Troubleshooter three times (rebooting each time).I’ve had a quick look around and couldn’t find any answers specific to this download. Has anyone else encountered this issue – Did you cure it or have I got to get an ISO?

The good news is that Microsoft has officially acknowledged this bug and published a quick workaround to help Insiders fix it as soon as possible.

Hello Insiders!

We’re seeing some reports of the following error message displaying on the Update screen in settings:

“Some updates were cancelled. We’ll keep trying in case new updates become available.”

We’ve identified the bug already and a fix is in the works.

Fix: ‘Some Updates Were Cancelled’ error

  1. Go to Start > type Regedit
  2. Launch “regedit (run command)
  3. Navigate to and select the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RequestedAppCategories\8b24b027-1dee-babb-9a95-3517dfb9c552

4. Delete the selected registry key
5. Reboot your PC
6. Re-scan for updates.

Insiders confirmed that this solution completely eliminates the update bug, allowing them to install the latest Windows 10 build.