Repair: Windows “The Handle is Invalid” Error Message (Solved)

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One of the reasons for the “The Handle is Invalid” error in Windows update when deleting a file is that a reserved name is used for its name. Avoid names that are immediately followed by an extension; for example, NUL.txt is not recommended. If, for any reason, you need to modify a file of this type that may have been copied from other file systems (for example, a Linux PC with an ext3/4 partition or your smartphone’s internal memory), you know that there are ways to delete these items.

Enter a New Password

Step 1: Press Win Key+R and type cmd in the Run command field and press Enter to open the prompt.
Step 2: At the command prompt, type “net user UserName NewPassword” and press Enter. If you want to delete this password, simply replace NewPassword with *.

Install Windows Update

  • Log in to the Windows 10 user profile and install Windows updates.
  • If you cannot log in to the user profile, click Power > Shift and click Restart.
  • Wait until Windows has installed the updates.
  • If no update is found and the error message still appears, we recommend that you repair your Windows 10 virtual machine according to the instructions in KB 122922.

February 2021 Update:

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Start in Safe Mode and Uninstall Problematic Updates

Many users affected by this problem have successfully logged into their user account by booting their computer in safe mode. At this point, you can uninstall the updates that caused the problem and solve it completely. To be able to use this solution, you must:

  1. Click the Power button at the bottom right of the login screen, then, while holding down the Shift key, click Restart.
  2. When your computer starts, click on Troubleshooting.
  3. Go to Advanced Options > Startup Settings and click Restart.
  4. When your computer starts, a list of options is displayed. Press the number key or function key corresponding to the Enable Safe Mode command.
  5. Once your computer has started in safe mode, try logging into your user account to see if you have been successful.
  6. If you can log into your user account, open the Start menu and click Settings.
  7. Go to Update and Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options > View Update History.
  8. Click on Uninstall Updates.
  9. Locate and right-click the update that caused the problem, then click Uninstall on the context menu to uninstall it.

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