The whole, quick process goes on normally until 50% of the way through the install and says this in the box Adobe Flash Player: Installation failed. Nothing I saw on the assistance pages applies to me.
Nothing about my computer has changed since the last update in May or any other time for that matter.
It sounds like a prudent update to the operating system, but I can't say for sure, because the installer keeps failing on me—and I'm not the only one.
As Info World reports, numerous users are having problems applying Windows 8.1 Update.
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While I don’t know how many users are impacted, based on comments sent to me, it’s certainly widespread enough that this is well beyond an isolated issue.
One report even claims the update failed after a clean OS reinstall.
Microsoft's suggested fixes don't appear to be working, either.
Recently an important update (KB3035583) has rolled out adding the "Get Windows 10" app on qualifying PCs to allow users to reserve their free copy of Windows 10.
However, the app offers more than just a way to reserve a copy of the operating system; it also includes a tool to check your PC to see if it's compatible with Windows 10.