Windows Insider Build 16288 – “Not Quite Ready Yet”

Dona Sarkar announced late yesterday that Build 16288 was being released for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. The build addresses some stability improvements and fixes as the Windows team ramps up for the official release of the Fall Creators Update.

However, this build appears to have been released a little too soon as many Insiders (myself included) are being met with the following message during Windows Update:

Build 16288 Error
Windows Insiders have been experieincing an error while updating the latest build.

Multiple system reboots, running Windows Update Troubleshooter and deleting the Software Distribution so far has yielded no improvements. Anyone successfully updating to this build in the United States or anywhere else at this point?

Update 09/13/17 1:39PM EST
According to Dona Sarkar’s latest tweet a fix is coming for the above issue:
“#WindowsInsiders who are seeing the “can’t update” error from yesterday. Our fix is rolling out. Please give it till 5 pm PST today.”

Windows Creators Update and Insider Builds Failed Install Workaround

I have been running Windows 10, both the retail version and Insider Builds, on several systems since the launch. Recently on one specific system (an ASUS CM6830 Desktop) there were repeated failures updating to any build after 14393. I attempted to install the release version of the Creator’s update and even a clean install. All failed upon updating—freezing at 75% and then upon a hard reboot freezing again at 88%—ending with the inevitable restoring previous version.
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