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failure configuring Windows Updates...

  1. #1


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8

    failure configuring Windows Updates...


    I did a factory re install on my Lenovo G585 laptop which came with Windows 8. Everything went well and I was going to do the Windows updates so that I could install the Windows 8.1 update. I restarted and before the computer finished booting it started bringing in updated, then at 98% I got a message that said "Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes Do not turn off your computer" That was 6 hours ago and all that's happened since is that message is on the screen and the spinning dot ball is spinning next to it. Please Help! what do I do now?
    Len

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  2. #2


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hi Len,

    This has happened to me before as well, just power down your computer and try again.

    This link may also help you!

    -Chuck
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  3. #3


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8


    I let it sit overnight and it reverted back, then I did an update and finally the 8.1 update which failed. I ended up with 8.0 and I had to stop the updates to keep the system from trying to update and failing again tying the laptop up overnight while it reverts back. So now I have a computer that cannot be updated, I am not happy but I haven't been able to find a solution. I don't know why there is not an online uproar about this issue. My friend had the exact issue and stopped using his laptop. I believe the fault is in the Microsoft updates.
    Len
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  4. #4


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Len,

    The 8.1 update should update through the App Store.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8


    It downloades thru the app store but when I rebooted and it loaded it said the update failed and it reverted back to 8.0
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  6. #6


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Could you give me the error message? Word for word, please?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8


    Sorry, the message is gone and it reverted
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  8. #8


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Have you tried updating again?
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