Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Updates failed; Reverting Changes

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Updates failed; Reverting Changes

    Hi folks,

    I have a reoccurring problem with my laptop which perhaps you could help with.

    My laptop always fails to install windows updates with the following error:
    "Failure to install windows updates; reverting changes"

    I took a look in my update history, as per the image below. What is interesting is that there appears to be a reoccurring problem with two particular updates which repeatedly fail:

    The history of failed updates goes back way further too. KB2871690 & KB2871777 have repeatedly failed.
    KB2802618 failed for while and eventually succeeded.

    Can anyone give me any pointers? Microsofts Fixit didn't work, sadly.

    Thanking you in advance,

    Henry CannClick image for larger version

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,072
    Windows 8.0 x64

    You can try running the trouble shooter:
    Windows Update: Frequently asked questions - Microsoft Windows Help

    Also I would look through the list and see if any of the updates are for Windows Update itself. If so, try to run those manually.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Updates failed; Reverting Changes

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes!
Hi, I purchased a new ASUS LAPTOP which came with windows 8 installed. When i tried to restart after installing Gtalk i got this message. "failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes. do not turn off your computer " I got this on last friday i.e the 6th of june, ever since i...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update Failed/Reverting, But Stuck
Windows 8.1 PC got recovered on Tuesday, so had no updates on it. Installed and restarted the PC today, it installed so many percent and restarted. It then carried on installing them. It the said that the updates had failed and that it was reverting and not restart the PC. It was stuck...
Windows Updates & Activation
"Failed to configure updates. Reverting Changes." loop!
So I restored my system because I had no other choice from it not booting before and it was working for a day, then when I restarted it said 'installing XX / 93 updates' so I let that run, and when It finally finished, it restarted said 'configuring windows updates XX% complete...' and then it...
Windows Updates & Activation
Serious windows 8 bug - issue reverting updates
Hi I work for one of the biggest PC retailers in the UK, everyday i setup counltess laptop and towers, these include pre-set up ones that are ready to use when the customer buys and also software setups for customers (such as personlisation, backup to usb, install all updates, create user...
Windows Updates & Activation
Failure to configure updates, reverting changes
So i bought new laptop and i did win update, rebooted and got up to 98%, then it gave me error failure to configure, it just keeps restarting and showing that error, i tried to get to bios, but it wont go tried f2 f12 f8 esc keys... i just cant do anything but watch it revert it.
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 8 Failed to update reverting changes error
I have a Acer Windows 8 computer and its stuck on reverting update changes and restarting. It says "Failed configuring Windows Updates Reverting changes" then restarts and then does that again. I cannot go to the desktop. How do I fix this?
Windows Updates & Activation
Warning - reverting back to W7 might need a LOT of updates
Hi there I had to revert one of my laptops back to W7 -- need it for work. I'm still using W8 at home etc. I did a CLEAN re- install of W7 Enterprise X-64 which INCLUDED SP1. After the install it needed over 120 updates -- even BEFORE installing OFFICE 2010. This was a W7 install which...
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook