Fix Windows 10 KB4284835 reboot loop bug for good

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The Windows 10 April Update came with a lot of problems, and one of the most stringent ones is the infinite reboot issue. The latest cumulative update for the Windows 10 v1803 came in June and its KB4284835. It was included in Patch Tuesday, and it came with security and non0-security related fixes, killing a bunch of bugs incuding the BSOD errors that affected some computers when upgrading to the latest Windows 10 version.

Th infinite reboot bug annoys users

Many users have been complaining that the KB4284835 pushes their computers into an endless reboot state. Even if the update seems to be successfully installed it will be downloaded again, and you already know that Windows Update needs a reboot to be completed. So, it’s all just a vicious neverending circle. Fortunately, most users figured out a way of their own to solve it. They did this by just restarting the Windows Update service altogether.

Fix KB4284835 reboot loop issues

For starters, it’s important to be logged in to the system with an admin account because a standard one doesn’t have the right to control system services. So, launch a Command Prompt window with admin privileges and click on Start. Type cmd and right-click Command Prompt. The option that says Run as administrator will open.

In the Command Prompt, type the following commands line by line:

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • Ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • Ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

Now, go to Windows Update and check for new updates. If the cumulative update awaits for you there, install it and repeat the process described above. If the update is not there, this means that your problem has been fixed.

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