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  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Professional x64

    Windows Updates


    Hi there,

    I seem to have a problem with the Windows Update service.

    When I check for updates and select the updates to be installed I then click "Install Updates" it then tells me "Preparing to Install" after 1-2 seconds it then returns back to the "Install Updates" page with the "Install Updates" button.
    (See screenshots below).

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    However I can download and install Definition Updates for Windows Defender through Windows Defender fine.

    I have use the "Refresh your PC" function and the dism.exe /Online /cleanup-image, Quick and Full scans using Windows Defender but all to no avail.

    Any advice or solutions would be gratefully accepted.

    Many Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Hello tobyhutton123,

    Wow! it looks like you just did a reinstall and you are getting ready to download all updates to current; yes? Now, as a first step, I would simply recommend trying to segment your downloads by trying to download and install only a few at a time. See if that works for you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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