KB3081424 failed to install

Microsoft rolled out a Cumulative Update for Windows 10 – KB3081424 today. It downloaded and tried to install – got about 30% of the way through, rebooted and then went through a number of reboot cycles to uninstall the changes.

An article here http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-cumulative-update-kb3081424-fails-to-install-stuck-in-reboot-loop-488638.shtml

suggested that deleting keys related to orphaned profiles (users no longer exist) from

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

may fix the problem.  As it happened I had an orphaned profile key, deleted it and retried the install of KB3081424.

It worked

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