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Updates Fail Every Time

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    7 and 8

    Updates Fail Every Time


    Hi,

    I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Windows 7 on my tower. Each OS sits on a separate hard drive/disk.

    Windows 8 updates fail every time. It re-starts, a message says it is configuring updates, then it fails and rolls back.

    Is this a known thing? Is there a way to solve this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Don't know what's up. Have tried just doing one update as a test? FWIW, I generally do only a few at a time, although many do as many as available at one time without problem.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Hi,

    1. Make sure that your clock set to correct time.
    2. Disable any anti virus.
    3. Delete everything under C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    4. Download Windows Update Troubleshooter and run it.
      Here's the link: Error: Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer when you try to install Windows Updates
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    7 and 8


    I followed the steps you set out. I still get the Failure to Configure Updates, Reverting Changes message. Darn.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Will,

    Could you post the exact full error message and number?

    For now, you might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to reset Windows Update may help.

    Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    7 and 8


    Sorry, it did not work.
    There is no error number. Just this screen:
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    What AV or firewall program do you have installed?

    If it's a 3rd party program, then you might temporarily disable or uninstall it and try Windows Update again to see if it may be the culprit.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    7 and 8


    The firewall is disabled and there's no 3rd party AV s/w.
    I even disabled Defender.
    I have made the Windows 8 drive the default OS to load in the boot order.
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  9. #9


    Maybe this will help.

    Fix: Windows Updates fail to install in Windows 7 | 8

    Windows updates failed to install on Windows 8 - Microsoft Community

    It may also be worth while to update the BIOS on your system and install the latest chip set drivers.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    7 and 8


    Well, following those many and varied instructions, I'm down to 1 update which stubbornly won't update:

    Click image for larger version

    KB2795944 damn you!!!

    Any suggestions how to put this last one to bed (and thanks for your help so far!).
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