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Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes


    So after turning on my parent's laptop this morning they recieved this message and the laptop has been stuck on it for about 4 hours. I know how to fix it but I can't do anything on the laptop because there is no way to go past this message. I don't have a recovery CD or access to another laptop with Windows 8 to make one.

    Is there anything I can do to get past this message? I've tried getting into safe mode a couple of times but nothing seems to work.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If it was trying to update too may Updates, it was bound to fail and revert changes and take a long time to revert. Give it a bit more time. Do you recall how many there were?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    If it was trying to update too may Updates, it was bound to fail and revert changes and take a long time to revert. Give it a bit more time. Do you recall how many there were?
    Unfortunately it was my mother that turned on the laptop and sadly doesn't pay attention to that kind of stuff. When I got to it it was already on the "Failure configuring Windows updates." part and when i restarted the laptop it goes straight to that message.

    My current plan is to just leave the laptop on for the rest of the night and see if anything has changed in the morning.
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    It does take a long time to revert changes, I've seen it take up to ten hours. If comes back to normal, see how many updates there are.
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