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Windows Fails to install Updates

  1. #1


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Windows Fails to install Updates


    Hi, Windows 8 will not install updates it says Windows Failed to install updates, Reverting Changes. I have had so many problems with Windows 8, i might go back to Windows 7.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dominic,

    What is the full error message and number that it's giving you?
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  3. #3


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    This is during startup and there is no number, The full message says:
    'Failure installing updates,
    reverting changes
    Do not turn of your computer
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    See if you may be able to go into Windows Update, and install them one at a time. If they get successfully installed, it will stop this.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64


    Have this issue, myself. With two update files.

    Update for Windows 8 for x64-based systems:

    KB2779768 , 55.8MB
    KB2785094 , 33.5MB

    I've been looking for solutions but the only one that I've read that works is a reinstallation of 8. I've read that there may be possible corrupted files and nothing I've tried has resolved the issue. I've tried downloading and installing the updates manually and no go.

    If you go to Windows Update via the control panel and choose "view update history" on the left panel, it'll tell you which updates failed. Are they the same updates I listed?
    Last edited by Chrono; 12 Feb 2013 at 16:10.
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  6. #6


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Thanks Brink, it Worked.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. You're most welcome.

    Sometimes they may conflict with each other. I find it best to only install the ones selected by default first, then install any remaining ones a few at a time to help avoid conflicts.
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