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Windows 8 pro fails 51 updates!

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro

    Windows 8 pro fails 51 updates!


    Hi,

    if this is wrong please can some kind person move this to where it should be please..

    I recently over this last week upgraded to windows 8 PRO from win 7 Ultimate....... all went fine until the pc tried to update windows... it has 51 critical or important updates to do and it will fail every time and then spendnearly an hour rolling back changes then doing it all over again...... wish never done it now!!

    Can some kind person tell me why this is happening?

    Upgraded my 64bit PC, I have attached my snippets of the details of the updates failures... I have followed every procedure I can think of, the only one left is to put the darned win8 disc back and see what happens!

    many thanks to anyone to offer help and advice..... am silver surfer with some knowledge but not complex commands etc
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails FAILED UPDATE 1.JPG   FAILED UPDATE 2.JPG   FAILED UPDATE 3.JPG   FAILED UPDATE 4.JPG  

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  2. #2


    Scotland
    Posts : 192
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    The date and time in bios could be wrong. No error code?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro


    I have no idea to be honest, never had a problem like this since using a pc - bring back windows 3.1 !!

    So if you have any ideas as to why - wonderful!

    many thanks

    Steve
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  4. #4


    Try to follow this guide for manual install of cumulative upgrades.
    Update Rollups For Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Explained - Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    Also check if Windows Update service is not set to Disabled, it should be on Auto or Manual (trigger start). It is dependant on Remote Proceduere call (RPC) so check if that is enabled too. Some security programs are known to stop and disable it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    It is strange you seem to have succeeded in installing the update folks are having problems with right now (KB2821895), and the one it replaced.

    You might check the following link and look near the bottom of the article and for the DISM options. That should help the situation.

    A servicing stack update is available for Windows RT and Windows 8: June 2013

    Any questions about the commands, just post back. But the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth should help the situation.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro


    again this morning failed updates and its ridiculous, never had this problem before

    HELP! complex stuff for an idiot

    thank you so far.....

    Steve
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  7. #7


    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro


    Hi,

    This is the view of my latest windows update requirements....... is it possible that only a couple may be stopping the updates installing?

    Do I really need all of these for windows 8 PRO? Why would I need anything to do with a server or suchlike?

    Thank you knowledgeable people

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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    You just need to open an administrative command prompt, which you can do using Winkey+X and selecting Command Prompt (Admin) then typing in the command.

    I do not know if the first one is really necessary since it does not seem to find anything, but type them and let them each finish. The first one scans your system for problems and the second one actually repairs the problems. It might take several minutes for each to finish. When the second one finishes, a reboot will be necessary.

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    DISM /Online /Cleanup_Image /RestoreHealth

    Let us know. If the updates are not automatically selected for install by Windows, it might be best to leave them unchecked until the next run.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro


    Hi,
    Click image for larger version

    many thanks for continued help.... I attach what took place from the cmd prompt admin, and got nowhere....... now its been many years since practising DOS so please tell me what I am doing wrong.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by casacristeva View Post
    Hi,
    Click image for larger version

    many thanks for continued help.... I attach what took place from the cmd prompt admin, and got nowhere....... now its been many years since practising DOS so please tell me what I am doing wrong.
    You may have missed the space between DISM and /, try copy and paste the commands from this tutorial, Option one step 2, you could see the spaces in step 3.
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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