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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

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,130
    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

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