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Getting errors while updating windows

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    Getting errors while updating windows


    I recently noticed that my windows was not able to update properly and few updates are failing on a daily basis..
    screen shot showing the updates-
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    SS showing the error-

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    any idea how to resolve this issue?

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    Windows 8.1


    Go to Control Panel> System Security> (click) Find and Fix Probems> (click) Fix Problems with Windows Update and see if that fixes your issue. If not, there are more things to try. Good luck.
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    Already did that many times but still same result.. here is the SS
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Already did that many times but still same result
    So, instead of making another suggestion and hearing that again, could you please tell us/list "everything you have tired so far?"
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by adityagupta1994 View Post
    I recently noticed that my windows was not able to update properly and few updates are failing on a daily basis..
    screen shot showing the updates-
    Screenshot by Lightshot

    SS showing the error-

    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Screenshot by Lightshot

    any idea how to resolve this issue?
    Suggest you follow the directions in the link to fix the update problem with Windows 8.
    Error Code 0x80073712 occurs in Windows Update or Microsoft Update
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adityagupta1994 View Post
    I recently noticed that my windows was not able to update properly and few updates are failing on a daily basis..
    screen shot showing the updates-
    Screenshot by Lightshot

    SS showing the error-

    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Screenshot by Lightshot

    any idea how to resolve this issue?
    Suggest you follow the directions in the link to fix the update problem with Windows 8.
    Error Code 0x80073712 occurs in Windows Update or Microsoft Update
    Ok.. Tried those methods too.. Still same error..
    The only thing that I didn't try now is resetting or refreshing.. I guess that's not exactly a solution.. i'll have to re-install a lot of things if I do a refresh/reset.. So its gonna be the last thing I will do..
    Any more solutions I can try before I have no more choices left?
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    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    I also had some problems with one of those security updates.. I supposed you were doing the updates via Windows update way?

    Try to do it via the power button. When you want to shut down your PC/laptop (?), upon clicking the button you have 3 standard options - Sleep, Shutdown and Restart. Wait for a time when you have Update and restart. Choose that option. Then Windows would update when it is shutting down and install when it reboots. Just don't switch off the power supply!

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fonzie View Post
    I also had some problems with one of those security updates.. I supposed you were doing the updates via Windows update way?

    Try to do it via the power button. When you want to shut down your PC/laptop (?), upon clicking the button you have 3 standard options - Sleep, Shutdown and Restart. Wait for a time when you have Update and restart. Choose that option. Then Windows would update when it is shutting down and install when it reboots. Just don't switch off the power supply!

    Good luck!
    Well i got that option many times but whenever i select update and restart it shows installing update 1 of 2 and then it shuts down within 3 sec... when my pc restarts.. still i can see those updates in windows update menu.. So i guess they are not being installed even from that method..
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  9. #9


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    I think your Windows update files are somewhat corrupted...find the tutorials on doing a sfc /scannow and DISM cleanup and follow the steps from there...good luck!

    ...and wait for the update and restart option again...

    Rgds,
    fonzie
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