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Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-11, 12:21 PM

Greetings!

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series. Recently it tries to auto update to latest windows but failed in a very interesting way.

 

Loop:

1. Windows auto update finds out new version 1607 available. Update process begins.

2. Well known "update and restart/shutdown"
3. On next startup, during the boot up logo screen, it says it is loading "Windows Automatic Repair"
4. I figured out that the EFI boot sequence was in a wrong order, after I changed it back to the correct order, Windows can startup normally.

But...The update was not installed!!

5. Windows find out there is a new version 1607 available, loop again.

 

Settings of my laptop.

There is a SSD harddisk and a SATA harddisk in my laptop. Windows is installed in the SSD drive but every time Windows Update restarts the computer during the update process, the update program changes the EFI boot sequence to load SATA drive first. However, there is no Windows installed in such drive and loads the Windows Automatic Repair.
After I manually changed the EFI boot sequence, so that Windows can startup normally, I interrupted the update program, and thus, the update was not installed.

 

Any brilliant idea how to solve this?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-14, 6:35 AM

Restore default settings in BIOS and try again, also see if there are any updates for your laptop model.

Try to boot the laptop without the HDD installed. Only the SSD and see if the update contintues normally 

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Re: Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-13, 16:28 PM
1) Do a disk clean up so that the update file will be deleted and then windows will download it again, just in case it is corrupted

2)Scan your disk for errors using the windows scan disk tool

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Re: Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-14, 3:14 AM

Already, before I posted the question here.


The problem is that
The SSD harddisk is not originally from Lenovo, I added it into the laptop after I bought the laptop,

and
there is a setting in the Lenovo made laptop BIOS that only recognize the original built-in SATA harddisk as the default bootup device.

 

That is why, whenever Windows need to restart during the update process, the only accepted bootup device is the SATA but not SSD

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Re: Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-14, 6:35 AM

Restore default settings in BIOS and try again, also see if there are any updates for your laptop model.

Try to boot the laptop without the HDD installed. Only the SSD and see if the update contintues normally 

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Re: Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-14, 6:38 AM
The default settings in BIOS is the problem, it always set the SATA HDD as bootup device

I unplugged the SATA HDD just for the windows update to work
but still
the un-touchable Lenovo BIOS settings seems unreasonable in this case

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Re: Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-14, 6:43 AM
Do a BIOS update. I also have a third-party SSD but everything works fine. Are you sure you have completely erased the HDD ? The boot sector from a previous windows installation may still be there, confusing the boot sequence

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Re: Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-14, 7:23 AM
That is another problem
I don't want to touch the built-in recovery sector from the original SATA HDD
so, i only formatted the data storage partition, but leaving the another 4 or 5 partitions untouched and remained in the SATA HDD

well
windows update like version 1607 only happens once in a blue moon, i think i can live with my current condition

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Re: Windows 10 update version 1607 - Lenovo Ideapad Y700 series

2017-03-14, 7:45 AM
Well that seems to be the root of the problems: keeping an HDD with windows residual (Recovery and/or Boot/EFI Records). It is up to you if you want to keep the HDD this way.

Cheers

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