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failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes!


Divakna

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#1
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 am not able to do anything with my laptop. I dont have windows 8 dvd as well.

How do i re boot it?
Model number : Asus 15634 Laptop Intel Core i3

I also tried pressing the power button for 15 secs , still no luck
Tried f8 f9 and windows + r and windows+ X keys no luck
 

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hawkman

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#2
reverting

Hi Diva,
had the same prob after restore factory settings.

I let it run for about 2 hours it finally reverted, after about 7/8 tries

After you are up and running go

Controlpanel>windowsUpdate>troubleshoot, to clear any errors

Roy
 

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Divakna

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Hi Hawkman,

Mine is just running infinite loop, not able to login at all, did you do any f8 f9 f2 ?.
Note : i dont have windows 8 dvd as well, so mine just shows the infinite loop when switched on, Pls help, waiting for your reply
 

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Nuccii

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#4

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hawkman

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#7
asus restore

Like i said let it run it will take time and at least 6 tries to get there by itself

That option relates to >>> W7 <<<

you get different choices in W8/W8.1

i know did it 2 days ago on my X55A.

Roy
 

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    this laptop was/is still posted on asus website as W7
#8
Hawkman I am having the same issue with a HP Pavillion Touchsmart 23 all in one. I didn't wait until it finished and reloaded a image file.
If I wait until it reverts back, then clear the errors in troubleshoot will it then retry to install the 99 updates? and will it perhaps go thru then. I am trying to start fresh and perhaps clean up some problems in the system.
Thank You.
Larry

Like i said let it run it will take time and at least 6 tries to get there by itself

That option relates to >>> W7 <<<

you get different choices in W8/W8.1

i know did it 2 days ago on my X55A.

Roy
 

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#9
failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

I waited about two hours and it did complete. I then downloaded the updates again after using troubleshooting in the windows update. It did fix one error. after installing the updates again it did complete and now have everything back to 8.1 as I want it.
Larry
 

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    MB-ASR-ALIVNF6P
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    4 gig
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    NVIDIA 6150SE
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    HP Touch Screen 23"
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corum

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Hp laptop Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting

the update was downloading like normal. Then at around 30% the computer performed a reboot. And now I am stuck with a screen that says:

"Configuring windows update has failed. Restoring system changes. Don not turn off your computer".

I don't have any idea what to do, control alt delete didn't work the f8 didn't work and even shutting it off and turning it back on goes straight to the failure screen.
 

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Nuccii

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#13
I did all of that till now I can't open my laptop plus I have battery failure
Repair shop time unless you can change the battery yourself.
 

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
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    PEGATRON
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    8 GB
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    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
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    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
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#14
Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes...

People!

A little background about me before I talk about this problem! I have successfully operated
a PC Repair Shop & Retail Storefront since May 5 of 1994. We are still in business to this very
day at the very same location we started! I have reloaded more PC's from
Scratch than most people have ever used a computer! All brands including Mac! Custom build's
and Linux boxes. All OS's and Emulators! Also, I am not trying to sell you a damn thing!
Obviously I have more than a little experience and knowledge to bring to the table!

Now to the point!

Most likely! There is nothing wrong with your individual computer! Brand or otherwise!

Since about 2 years ago when Windows 8 hit the market I have, Yes, reloaded a butload of
them. Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have now Quadrupled the basic recovery time, if not
more! WHAT I USED TO BE ABLE TO DO ON MOST EVERY BRAND IN 30Mins or less now takes most of
the entire work day! WTF MS! And that’s just to get it to the out of the box seal'd retail
state! That’s not removing any of the trial or crapware the OEM Manufacturers have added.
And completely before any and all updates, 8.1 Free Upgrades, other installations, etc. etc.
etc.... that we do for each and every one of our Customers.

In the first year or thereabouts I could do all the Updates without a hitch. No Errors! on any brand of PC!


NOW! For the last several months >> NEARLY EVERY SINGLE windows 8 PC of any brand, laptop,
Tower, or otherwise does this Failure!!! While restarting the PC just after the Major Batch
of Windows Updates. There is nothing wrong with these PC's. And after saying

"FAILURE CONFIGURING WINDOWS UPDATES
REVERTING CHANGES
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER"

FOR HOURS.

All of those PC's rebooted back to a working desktop to which I then break up the updates
into smaller batches of similar updates, proceed to do all of them again methodically a
batch at a time. Rebooting in between sets. Till I get to the Windows 8.1 Free Upgrade
Continuing on to finish the pc with no further problems. All the while actually completing
every single update!

All this...If I forget to just go ahead and assume it's going to fail
and break the updates apart right from the get go! A task I never used to have to do on any Ver. of OS.



My humble opinion is that Microsoft has introduced an update or something in the update process
in the last 6 months or so that has begun causing this to happen over a wide swath of pc brands
and models "and chipsets".

In the first few months of experiencing this issue I thought surely Microsoft would realize
they have caused this huge problem and It would just go away on its own when they remove, replace, or otherwise fix said update! To Date that has not happened! I do not know which update it is. The variations of "one at a time updates" required to root out the culprit would be astronomically time consuming for me especially now that microsoft has BLOATED THE FACTORY WIPE & RECOVERY TIME to 5 or more Hours on every brand of Windows 8 PC!

.l.. Microsoft!

p.s.

Maybe Microsoft has not discovered their botch because it’s not one update but could it infact be
multiple updates that when done together produce this ever reoccurring broad scale failure during
the Large Group of Initial Updates done after reloading a pc!

O' Yea I also forgot to mention not too long ago we were brought a Brand New PC still sealed in the
box. The lady asked us to prep it for her. It too needed all of its updates. It too FAILED!
YOU TELL ME! is it our mistake or MICROSOFT's??????????????
 

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Barracuda

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In my case, this was caused by bad sectors on a Mediamax "white label" (i.e. re-manufactured POS) hard drive. Everything was fine when all it had on it was Windows 8 (8.0) but as soon as I downloaded/installed any Windows updates, this "failure"..." routine would kick in. Starting with same image on another known good hard drive, I had no issues whatsoever.
 

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stavros

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People!

A little background about me before I talk about this problem! I have successfully operated
a PC Repair Shop & Retail Storefront since May 5 of 1994. We are still in business to this very
day at the very same location we started! I have reloaded more PC's from
Scratch than most people have ever used a computer! All brands including Mac! Custom build's
and Linux boxes. All OS's and Emulators! Also, I am not trying to sell you a damn thing!
Obviously I have more than a little experience and knowledge to bring to the table!

Now to the point!

Most likely! There is nothing wrong with your individual computer! Brand or otherwise!

Since about 2 years ago when Windows 8 hit the market I have, Yes, reloaded a butload of
them. Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have now Quadrupled the basic recovery time, if not
more! WHAT I USED TO BE ABLE TO DO ON MOST EVERY BRAND IN 30Mins or less now takes most of
the entire work day! WTF MS! And that’s just to get it to the out of the box seal'd retail
state! That’s not removing any of the trial or crapware the OEM Manufacturers have added.
And completely before any and all updates, 8.1 Free Upgrades, other installations, etc. etc.
etc.... that we do for each and every one of our Customers.

In the first year or thereabouts I could do all the Updates without a hitch. No Errors! on any brand of PC!


NOW! For the last several months >> NEARLY EVERY SINGLE windows 8 PC of any brand, laptop,
Tower, or otherwise does this Failure!!! While restarting the PC just after the Major Batch
of Windows Updates. There is nothing wrong with these PC's. And after saying

"FAILURE CONFIGURING WINDOWS UPDATES
REVERTING CHANGES
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER"

FOR HOURS.

All of those PC's rebooted back to a working desktop to which I then break up the updates
into smaller batches of similar updates, proceed to do all of them again methodically a
batch at a time. Rebooting in between sets. Till I get to the Windows 8.1 Free Upgrade
Continuing on to finish the pc with no further problems. All the while actually completing
every single update!

All this...If I forget to just go ahead and assume it's going to fail
and break the updates apart right from the get go! A task I never used to have to do on any Ver. of OS.



My humble opinion is that Microsoft has introduced an update or something in the update process
in the last 6 months or so that has begun causing this to happen over a wide swath of pc brands
and models "and chipsets".

In the first few months of experiencing this issue I thought surely Microsoft would realize
they have caused this huge problem and It would just go away on its own when they remove, replace, or otherwise fix said update! To Date that has not happened! I do not know which update it is. The variations of "one at a time updates" required to root out the culprit would be astronomically time consuming for me especially now that microsoft has BLOATED THE FACTORY WIPE & RECOVERY TIME to 5 or more Hours on every brand of Windows 8 PC!

.l.. Microsoft!

p.s.

Maybe Microsoft has not discovered their botch because it’s not one update but could it infact be
multiple updates that when done together produce this ever reoccurring broad scale failure during
the Large Group of Initial Updates done after reloading a pc!

O' Yea I also forgot to mention not too long ago we were brought a Brand New PC still sealed in the
box. The lady asked us to prep it for her. It too needed all of its updates. It too FAILED!
YOU TELL ME! is it our mistake or MICROSOFT's??????????????

Hi Beast. I had the same error last night on my windows 8 laptop (just took it out of the box but it was bought in 2012)...i needed all the updates and it failed so I reset it back to factory. Can you post a step by step on how to download and install all the updates? there are at least 180. I would like to get it up to date and go to 8.1. Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

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#18
3 more so far this week! 2 different Laptops, 1 HP tower.

And No I would not turn it off. It will revert back but it takes more than an hr or so.

Break the updates into like minded sets. Leave anything related to DotNets for last. Select All the Windows 8 updates & let them install - Reboot... Then All the Windows 8 Security Updates - Rebooting inbetween each batch. Then the Misc Updates like flash, media codec, Optionals etc... Do the DotNets Last.
 

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#19
Again Just like Stavro's post which proves that Microsoft has caused this. I have no doubt that if Stavro had opened that new computer before spring and did the updates if would have not failed. Microsoft has caused this massive failure in the update process with a faulty update or combination there of...

MICROSOFT YOU NEED TO FIX THIS!

BETTER YET GIVE US REAL WINDOWS BACK & TAKE THIS windows (aint) AWAY BEFORE ALL YOUR CUSTOMERS LEAVE!

I have to believe they must know this is happining. Its not like they haven't installed windows on a pc this year!
 

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stavros

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People!

A little background about me before I talk about this problem! I have successfully operated
a PC Repair Shop & Retail Storefront since May 5 of 1994. We are still in business to this very
day at the very same location we started! I have reloaded more PC's from
Scratch than most people have ever used a computer! All brands including Mac! Custom build's
and Linux boxes. All OS's and Emulators! Also, I am not trying to sell you a damn thing!
Obviously I have more than a little experience and knowledge to bring to the table!

Now to the point!

Most likely! There is nothing wrong with your individual computer! Brand or otherwise!

Since about 2 years ago when Windows 8 hit the market I have, Yes, reloaded a butload of
them. Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have now Quadrupled the basic recovery time, if not
more! WHAT I USED TO BE ABLE TO DO ON MOST EVERY BRAND IN 30Mins or less now takes most of
the entire work day! WTF MS! And that’s just to get it to the out of the box seal'd retail
state! That’s not removing any of the trial or crapware the OEM Manufacturers have added.
And completely before any and all updates, 8.1 Free Upgrades, other installations, etc. etc.
etc.... that we do for each and every one of our Customers.

In the first year or thereabouts I could do all the Updates without a hitch. No Errors! on any brand of PC!


NOW! For the last several months >> NEARLY EVERY SINGLE windows 8 PC of any brand, laptop,
Tower, or otherwise does this Failure!!! While restarting the PC just after the Major Batch
of Windows Updates. There is nothing wrong with these PC's. And after saying

"FAILURE CONFIGURING WINDOWS UPDATES
REVERTING CHANGES
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER"

FOR HOURS.

All of those PC's rebooted back to a working desktop to which I then break up the updates
into smaller batches of similar updates, proceed to do all of them again methodically a
batch at a time. Rebooting in between sets. Till I get to the Windows 8.1 Free Upgrade
Continuing on to finish the pc with no further problems. All the while actually completing
every single update!

All this...If I forget to just go ahead and assume it's going to fail
and break the updates apart right from the get go! A task I never used to have to do on any Ver. of OS.



My humble opinion is that Microsoft has introduced an update or something in the update process
in the last 6 months or so that has begun causing this to happen over a wide swath of pc brands
and models "and chipsets".

In the first few months of experiencing this issue I thought surely Microsoft would realize
they have caused this huge problem and It would just go away on its own when they remove, replace, or otherwise fix said update! To Date that has not happened! I do not know which update it is. The variations of "one at a time updates" required to root out the culprit would be astronomically time consuming for me especially now that microsoft has BLOATED THE FACTORY WIPE & RECOVERY TIME to 5 or more Hours on every brand of Windows 8 PC!

.l.. Microsoft!

p.s.

Maybe Microsoft has not discovered their botch because it’s not one update but could it infact be
multiple updates that when done together produce this ever reoccurring broad scale failure during
the Large Group of Initial Updates done after reloading a pc!

O' Yea I also forgot to mention not too long ago we were brought a Brand New PC still sealed in the
box. The lady asked us to prep it for her. It too needed all of its updates. It too FAILED!
YOU TELL ME! is it our mistake or MICROSOFT's??????????????

Hi Beast. I had the same error last night on my windows 8 laptop (just took it out of the box but it was bought in 2012)...i needed all the updates and it failed so I reset it back to factory. Can you post a step by step on how to download and install all the updates? there are at least 180. I would like to get it up to date and go to 8.1. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Thanks for the reply and the advice. I did the first bit ok but when I tried to install the windows 8 security updates I got the same error now it is "reverting"...any advice would be very appreciated please
 

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