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failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes!

  1. #11


    TOSHIBA PC FAILURE CONFIGUNING WINDOWS updates help

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I did all of that till now I can't open my laptop plus I have battery failure
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  3. #13


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Islam View Post
    I did all of that till now I can't open my laptop plus I have battery failure
    Repair shop time unless you can change the battery yourself.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 12
    ALL OF THEM!

    Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes...


    People!

    A little background about me before I talk about this problem! I have successfully operated
    a PC Repair Shop & Retail Storefront since May 5 of 1994. We are still in business to this very
    day at the very same location we started! I have reloaded more PC's from
    Scratch than most people have ever used a computer! All brands including Mac! Custom build's
    and Linux boxes. All OS's and Emulators! Also, I am not trying to sell you a damn thing!
    Obviously I have more than a little experience and knowledge to bring to the table!

    Now to the point!

    Most likely! There is nothing wrong with your individual computer! Brand or otherwise!

    Since about 2 years ago when Windows 8 hit the market I have, Yes, reloaded a butload of
    them. Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have now Quadrupled the basic recovery time, if not
    more! WHAT I USED TO BE ABLE TO DO ON MOST EVERY BRAND IN 30Mins or less now takes most of
    the entire work day! WTF MS! And that’s just to get it to the out of the box seal'd retail
    state! That’s not removing any of the trial or crapware the OEM Manufacturers have added.
    And completely before any and all updates, 8.1 Free Upgrades, other installations, etc. etc.
    etc.... that we do for each and every one of our Customers.

    In the first year or thereabouts I could do all the Updates without a hitch. No Errors! on any brand of PC!


    NOW! For the last several months >> NEARLY EVERY SINGLE windows 8 PC of any brand, laptop,
    Tower, or otherwise does this Failure!!! While restarting the PC just after the Major Batch
    of Windows Updates. There is nothing wrong with these PC's. And after saying

    "FAILURE CONFIGURING WINDOWS UPDATES
    REVERTING CHANGES
    DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER"

    FOR HOURS.

    All of those PC's rebooted back to a working desktop to which I then break up the updates
    into smaller batches of similar updates, proceed to do all of them again methodically a
    batch at a time. Rebooting in between sets. Till I get to the Windows 8.1 Free Upgrade
    Continuing on to finish the pc with no further problems. All the while actually completing
    every single update!

    All this...If I forget to just go ahead and assume it's going to fail
    and break the updates apart right from the get go! A task I never used to have to do on any Ver. of OS.



    My humble opinion is that Microsoft has introduced an update or something in the update process
    in the last 6 months or so that has begun causing this to happen over a wide swath of pc brands
    and models "and chipsets".

    In the first few months of experiencing this issue I thought surely Microsoft would realize
    they have caused this huge problem and It would just go away on its own when they remove, replace, or otherwise fix said update! To Date that has not happened! I do not know which update it is. The variations of "one at a time updates" required to root out the culprit would be astronomically time consuming for me especially now that microsoft has BLOATED THE FACTORY WIPE & RECOVERY TIME to 5 or more Hours on every brand of Windows 8 PC!

    .l.. Microsoft!

    p.s.

    Maybe Microsoft has not discovered their botch because it’s not one update but could it infact be
    multiple updates that when done together produce this ever reoccurring broad scale failure during
    the Large Group of Initial Updates done after reloading a pc!

    O' Yea I also forgot to mention not too long ago we were brought a Brand New PC still sealed in the
    box. The lady asked us to prep it for her. It too needed all of its updates. It too FAILED!
    YOU TELL ME! is it our mistake or MICROSOFT's??????????????
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    Sledgebeast,

    So, its safe to turn off the computer despite the warning?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1
    Vista Ultimate x64


    In my case, this was caused by bad sectors on a Mediamax "white label" (i.e. re-manufactured POS) hard drive. Everything was fine when all it had on it was Windows 8 (8.0) but as soon as I downloaded/installed any Windows updates, this "failure"..." routine would kick in. Starting with same image on another known good hard drive, I had no issues whatsoever.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by sledgebeast View Post
    People!

    A little background about me before I talk about this problem! I have successfully operated
    a PC Repair Shop & Retail Storefront since May 5 of 1994. We are still in business to this very
    day at the very same location we started! I have reloaded more PC's from
    Scratch than most people have ever used a computer! All brands including Mac! Custom build's
    and Linux boxes. All OS's and Emulators! Also, I am not trying to sell you a damn thing!
    Obviously I have more than a little experience and knowledge to bring to the table!

    Now to the point!

    Most likely! There is nothing wrong with your individual computer! Brand or otherwise!

    Since about 2 years ago when Windows 8 hit the market I have, Yes, reloaded a butload of
    them. Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have now Quadrupled the basic recovery time, if not
    more! WHAT I USED TO BE ABLE TO DO ON MOST EVERY BRAND IN 30Mins or less now takes most of
    the entire work day! WTF MS! And that’s just to get it to the out of the box seal'd retail
    state! That’s not removing any of the trial or crapware the OEM Manufacturers have added.
    And completely before any and all updates, 8.1 Free Upgrades, other installations, etc. etc.
    etc.... that we do for each and every one of our Customers.

    In the first year or thereabouts I could do all the Updates without a hitch. No Errors! on any brand of PC!


    NOW! For the last several months >> NEARLY EVERY SINGLE windows 8 PC of any brand, laptop,
    Tower, or otherwise does this Failure!!! While restarting the PC just after the Major Batch
    of Windows Updates. There is nothing wrong with these PC's. And after saying

    "FAILURE CONFIGURING WINDOWS UPDATES
    REVERTING CHANGES
    DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER"

    FOR HOURS.

    All of those PC's rebooted back to a working desktop to which I then break up the updates
    into smaller batches of similar updates, proceed to do all of them again methodically a
    batch at a time. Rebooting in between sets. Till I get to the Windows 8.1 Free Upgrade
    Continuing on to finish the pc with no further problems. All the while actually completing
    every single update!

    All this...If I forget to just go ahead and assume it's going to fail
    and break the updates apart right from the get go! A task I never used to have to do on any Ver. of OS.



    My humble opinion is that Microsoft has introduced an update or something in the update process
    in the last 6 months or so that has begun causing this to happen over a wide swath of pc brands
    and models "and chipsets".

    In the first few months of experiencing this issue I thought surely Microsoft would realize
    they have caused this huge problem and It would just go away on its own when they remove, replace, or otherwise fix said update! To Date that has not happened! I do not know which update it is. The variations of "one at a time updates" required to root out the culprit would be astronomically time consuming for me especially now that microsoft has BLOATED THE FACTORY WIPE & RECOVERY TIME to 5 or more Hours on every brand of Windows 8 PC!

    .l.. Microsoft!

    p.s.

    Maybe Microsoft has not discovered their botch because it’s not one update but could it infact be
    multiple updates that when done together produce this ever reoccurring broad scale failure during
    the Large Group of Initial Updates done after reloading a pc!

    O' Yea I also forgot to mention not too long ago we were brought a Brand New PC still sealed in the
    box. The lady asked us to prep it for her. It too needed all of its updates. It too FAILED!
    YOU TELL ME! is it our mistake or MICROSOFT's??????????????

    Hi Beast. I had the same error last night on my windows 8 laptop (just took it out of the box but it was bought in 2012)...i needed all the updates and it failed so I reset it back to factory. Can you post a step by step on how to download and install all the updates? there are at least 180. I would like to get it up to date and go to 8.1. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 12
    ALL OF THEM!


    3 more so far this week! 2 different Laptops, 1 HP tower.

    And No I would not turn it off. It will revert back but it takes more than an hr or so.

    Break the updates into like minded sets. Leave anything related to DotNets for last. Select All the Windows 8 updates & let them install - Reboot... Then All the Windows 8 Security Updates - Rebooting inbetween each batch. Then the Misc Updates like flash, media codec, Optionals etc... Do the DotNets Last.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 12
    ALL OF THEM!


    Again Just like Stavro's post which proves that Microsoft has caused this. I have no doubt that if Stavro had opened that new computer before spring and did the updates if would have not failed. Microsoft has caused this massive failure in the update process with a faulty update or combination there of...

    MICROSOFT YOU NEED TO FIX THIS!

    BETTER YET GIVE US REAL WINDOWS BACK & TAKE THIS windows (aint) AWAY BEFORE ALL YOUR CUSTOMERS LEAVE!

    I have to believe they must know this is happining. Its not like they haven't installed windows on a pc this year!
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by stavros View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sledgebeast View Post
    People!

    A little background about me before I talk about this problem! I have successfully operated
    a PC Repair Shop & Retail Storefront since May 5 of 1994. We are still in business to this very
    day at the very same location we started! I have reloaded more PC's from
    Scratch than most people have ever used a computer! All brands including Mac! Custom build's
    and Linux boxes. All OS's and Emulators! Also, I am not trying to sell you a damn thing!
    Obviously I have more than a little experience and knowledge to bring to the table!

    Now to the point!

    Most likely! There is nothing wrong with your individual computer! Brand or otherwise!

    Since about 2 years ago when Windows 8 hit the market I have, Yes, reloaded a butload of
    them. Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have now Quadrupled the basic recovery time, if not
    more! WHAT I USED TO BE ABLE TO DO ON MOST EVERY BRAND IN 30Mins or less now takes most of
    the entire work day! WTF MS! And thatís just to get it to the out of the box seal'd retail
    state! Thatís not removing any of the trial or crapware the OEM Manufacturers have added.
    And completely before any and all updates, 8.1 Free Upgrades, other installations, etc. etc.
    etc.... that we do for each and every one of our Customers.

    In the first year or thereabouts I could do all the Updates without a hitch. No Errors! on any brand of PC!


    NOW! For the last several months >> NEARLY EVERY SINGLE windows 8 PC of any brand, laptop,
    Tower, or otherwise does this Failure!!! While restarting the PC just after the Major Batch
    of Windows Updates. There is nothing wrong with these PC's. And after saying

    "FAILURE CONFIGURING WINDOWS UPDATES
    REVERTING CHANGES
    DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER"

    FOR HOURS.

    All of those PC's rebooted back to a working desktop to which I then break up the updates
    into smaller batches of similar updates, proceed to do all of them again methodically a
    batch at a time. Rebooting in between sets. Till I get to the Windows 8.1 Free Upgrade
    Continuing on to finish the pc with no further problems. All the while actually completing
    every single update!

    All this...If I forget to just go ahead and assume it's going to fail
    and break the updates apart right from the get go! A task I never used to have to do on any Ver. of OS.



    My humble opinion is that Microsoft has introduced an update or something in the update process
    in the last 6 months or so that has begun causing this to happen over a wide swath of pc brands
    and models "and chipsets".

    In the first few months of experiencing this issue I thought surely Microsoft would realize
    they have caused this huge problem and It would just go away on its own when they remove, replace, or otherwise fix said update! To Date that has not happened! I do not know which update it is. The variations of "one at a time updates" required to root out the culprit would be astronomically time consuming for me especially now that microsoft has BLOATED THE FACTORY WIPE & RECOVERY TIME to 5 or more Hours on every brand of Windows 8 PC!

    .l.. Microsoft!

    p.s.

    Maybe Microsoft has not discovered their botch because itís not one update but could it infact be
    multiple updates that when done together produce this ever reoccurring broad scale failure during
    the Large Group of Initial Updates done after reloading a pc!

    O' Yea I also forgot to mention not too long ago we were brought a Brand New PC still sealed in the
    box. The lady asked us to prep it for her. It too needed all of its updates. It too FAILED!
    YOU TELL ME! is it our mistake or MICROSOFT's??????????????

    Hi Beast. I had the same error last night on my windows 8 laptop (just took it out of the box but it was bought in 2012)...i needed all the updates and it failed so I reset it back to factory. Can you post a step by step on how to download and install all the updates? there are at least 180. I would like to get it up to date and go to 8.1. Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Thanks for the reply and the advice. I did the first bit ok but when I tried to install the windows 8 security updates I got the same error now it is "reverting"...any advice would be very appreciated please
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