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Windows Update keeps reverting changes

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows Update keeps reverting changes


    I have tried my best to update Windows 8 so I can install Win 8.1 but somehow it's not happening for me. The first time I tried to install the updates, Windows Update stopped working. Had to reset everything and install it again. Unfortunately it reverted all changes after 2 hours of installation. The "Reverting Changes" window was in a loop forever (Around 6 hours) so I had to reset it again. Now I am installing the updates in a chronological order. I am down to 82 updates from 98. The problem I face is that each time I try to install more updates it reverts changes and I have to go into repair mode, safe mode and then back to Windows. It takes forever. Is there any workaround for this? I have posted the screengrabs of the remaining updates.
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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    If you have 3rd party security installed, uninstall then use the removal tool for it too. By far, it's best to do anyhow for when updating to 8.1.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    I need to install the updates before I can install Windows 8.1. Would I still need to uninstall McAfee to install the updates? It came bundled with the laptop and it has a license till mid 2015.
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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    ???????

    Why questions? Nothing I said was difficult to comprehend.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    I re-read what you said and it makes sense. Was a bit confused coz I assumed that these were the steps to take for a Windows 8.1 installation. Will do that right now. Cheers
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