GPU drivers are updated often. The surprise comes from the fact, the update fails. What! Why! How is this possible?
Error 202 – AMD Software Installer Cannot Proceed as a Windows Update Is Currently in Progress
Making sure, this isn't a fluke. I did retry. A few times, actually. Nope. Didn't help.
I'm not alone with this. In AMD community, there is a thread Error 202 but there's no pending Windows Update. Also, on my Windows, there was nothing pending:
As this was the first time I had a hiccup, I realized I knew nothing about the installer. Always on Windows, it pays off to run
setup.exe with switch
/?. This is what will be displayed:
Haa! Options. Going for:
.\Setup.exe -install -boot -log inst.log
After, the expected failure, log reveals:
InstallMan::isDisplayDriverEligibleToInstall :6090 Display driver Eligible to Install
isWindowsServiceStopped :4102 Queried Windows Update Status: 4
pauseWindowsUpdate :5244 drvInst.exe is currently running
InstallMan::performMyState :5177 ERROR --- InstallMan -> Caught an AMD Exception. Error code to display to user: 202. Debug hint: "drvInst.exe is currently running"
No idea where the claim of
drvInst.exe is currently running comes from. It isn't! Obviously something is reading Windows Update status wrong. Let's see what'll happen if I'll bring the Windows Update service down with a simple PowerShell-command:
Stop-Service -Name wuauserv
Ta-daa! It works! Now installation will complete.