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Windows 10 (1903) updates don't show after PC reset/install

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Setup a remote Windows 10 (1903) PC for a customer the other day.

All available updates were successfully completed, however shortly after I had to perform a PC Reset due to an issue with the system's network adapter defaulting to the "public" network profile rather than the set "private" profile.

The reset installation completed successfully and the user files were restored from backup.

I noticed no "new" updates were available, and the update history is empty, however uninstall updates does show 4 or 5 updates

I downloaded a .NET update (kb4516115) to attempt to install manually, but receive an error stating the security update was already installed.

Short of performing a clean install

Is there a way I can get the PC's update database to see what's installed and update itself
OR
Is there a way to force a re-download/re-install of all updates

I've already tried resetting the update tool with no change
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You did a reset which makes the current OS with updates the BASE installation.
you could have changed the network location easily with powershell

get-networklocation and set-networklocation

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/netconnection/get-netconnectionprofile?view=win10-ps
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Hi David,

you could have changed the network location easily with powershell

It was weird. I tried power shell, elevated shell, registry, GPO hard setting absolutely nothing worked. Either it didn't change, or it reverted back as soon as you rebooted

The only thing I didn't try was deleting the cards profile and rebuilding it. But by the time I thought of that I was too late lol

You did a reset which makes the current OS with updates the BASE installation.

I thought that might be the case, but the systems antivirus (Avast Business) is indicating that the system is vulnerable due to patches that haven't been deployed. It would be nice if it provided more detail, but that's all it gives.

I hate warnings, even false warnings... They tend to trigger my OCD and then I'm like a dog with a new bone until it's resolved lol
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Okay, I've found the issue to the patch warning.

It was due to an optional update with known issues that was started accidentally then cancelled.

I had to start a trial to Avasts patch management service to clear it, but all is in the green now

Thanks for the help David, your confirmation that the patches were rolled up into the reset helped

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