Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

What gives with "Configuring Windows Features..." ?

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    WIN 8

    What gives with "Configuring Windows Features..." ?

    I uninstalled McAfree Internet Security on my new laptop in order to put on Norton Internet Security. After the uninstall (did not yet install NIS), I got a message to restart the computer. After nearly 15 minutes, it is slugging along with this msg: Configuring Windows Features. 17% Complete. Do not turn off your computer. WHAT? I only uninstalled a program. It is offline, btw. Thanks for assistance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello KC,

    This indicates that you have Windows Updates that are installing or were installed that needed you to restart the computer to finish installing and to configure Windows Features.

    It's nothing to worry about, and you should just wait to let it finish.

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    That happened to me, on the first reboot after I had started this Asus Laptop for the first time. I had thought it was installing updates I did not choose, but it wasn't doing that. It will not install any new "Features" after it does this the first time.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

What gives with "Configuring Windows Features..." ?
Related Threads
Hello My Brand new Laptop: Lenovo g505 after upgrading it to windows 8.1 from MS Apps store now i am not able to connect to internet i get "limited" or "No Internet Access". i have tried to re install the driver no luck Lenovo support suggests to do factory rest but i dont want to go back...
Hi all, So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)). I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load. I also end up at...
Hi guys, as most of you will be aware with the show desktop feature in the windows, which in the system tray on bottom right of your screen. I need a tweak or registry edit to make it do "Win + M" Minimize all Windows, instead of "Win + D" show desktop. Reason is it hides my gadgets and...
So i just got a new MSI Laptop and i downloaded some games from steam and you know that kind of stuff. Then i had to download windows 8.1 (not from disc) and then it started downloading normally and then all of a sudden this "Failure configuring windows features Reverting changes" popped up and...
Hello everyone,I've been having a problem since I updated to Windows 8.1My internet wi-fi connection is unusually low and is not working after only minutes of browsing the internet. The problem is always fixed after I run troubleshoot problems and is saying that the default Gateway is unavailable....
"Add New Features" Question. in Windows Updates & Activation
Firstly, I am running just standard Windows 8 that came on my new laptop. With the standard win8, there is no option for Hyper-V, you need Windows 8 Pro version. The reason I want Hyper V is for emulating wp8 in .NET but that's besides the point. So basically I want to be able to run Hyper V,...
problem with "windows features" in Performance & Maintenance
friends i wanna install "TELNET" in my win8 laptop. when i click "turn windows features on or off " it shows the following error . . . "Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again." what will i do ? i wanna...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook