I’ve had somewhat of an adventure with the Windows Update process on the Windows 10 IoT Core.
In the Windows Device Portal I was on the Windows Update page. So to make sure my device was up to date, I clicked the “Check for updates” button and … nothing happened on screen. Knowing that the process was probably running in the background, I moved on to check other pages.
When I came back to that screen later I got a You must restart your device to apply the updates kind of button. So I clicked on it and the device proceeded to reboot as expected. I got the cog wheel going and a progress bar for a number of minutes. Then I got a giant frown emoticon:
And the screen went blank. I waited for 30 minutes then turned off the device. Then turned it back on, got cog wheels for a few minutes, then frown, then blank. It had essentially screwed up the Operating System.
Flashing the SD card
I took out my SD card, placed it in my development machine. And proceeded to re-image it without issues. Placed the card back in my device and it started without issues.
In any case, it gave me the material to write a post about Flashing the SD card…
This happened to me on a brand new device with a new SD card that is part of a starter pack.
This may have been a bad fluke. But getting errors like this on a clean device is a bit worrisome.