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Failure configuring Windows updates from clean install

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    Failure configuring Windows updates from clean install

    Hello everyone,

    After a BSOD and utter failure to boot (presumably a critical OS file damaged) I ran the recovery tools for a total factory reset.

    Connected to the internet and worked for an hour or two, then tried a reboot. Windows update had 104 updates to process. It did them, then "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer"

    MS help here says this should take half an hour. After 90 minutes it has rebooted 5 or 6 times. It keeps reverting to the same "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" message. Looks like it might want to reboot through each of those 104 updates.

    I'm going to repeat the factory reset and the FIRST thing I will do is disable updates. I'm going to see how long I can work without any updates.

    I recommend this for light reading. It is dated, but the same 'ole same 'ole continues.


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    You could try and download and install them a few at a time, say in batches of 20? Sometimes does the trick.
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