Windows 10: KB3081455 install issues after start menu changes

Some Windows 10 users are running into trouble, installing the last cumulative Windows 10 Update KB3081455. Windows Update drops error code 0x80070002.


I received some user notes, that executing sfc /scannow in a administrative command prompt window, some damages will be repaired, and the cumulative update KB3081455 can be installed. The root cause for this install issue is ridiculous: Changing some Windows 10 start menu entries prevents the update install. This has been documented in comments within my German blog post Windows 10: Kumulatives September-Update KB3081455 and within this MS Answers forum thread:

My suspicion was that the update might fail because I had moved that link in the Start Menu into another folder (see above). Thus, the update would be unable to find that file.

After applying the “sfc /scannow” command, only some measly 3 files were repaired:

Windows Speech Recorder.lnk
Windows Journal.lnkCharacter Map.lnk

Executing executing sfc /scannow in a administrative command prompt Windows will repair this damages.

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2 Responses to Windows 10: KB3081455 install issues after start menu changes

  1. Horacio Muñoz Abbate says:

    Hello, i try run this command : sfc /scannow
    But, when 51% fails with this error :
    Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
    Someone could help me?

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