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Windows Updates Installed or Not?

  1. #1


    UK
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Windows Updates Installed or Not?


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    Windows Update recorded 25 updates today. I selected Install but got the message above. They have not been installed (not needed) but remain as scheduled updates in Windows Update. Is this normal operation or is there a problem I need to sort out?

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  2. #2


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


    Haven't seen that before. Did you reboot the computer and look in View Update History if any of those were definitely installed.
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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I switched from my admin account to another user account and the updates then installed from there OK. I ran sfc /scannow which fixed some errors. Is there a way to check that Windows Update is configured correctly?

    Note I updated to Windows 8.1 a few days ago. The first tranche of 'catch up' updates after the upgrade a few days ago worked fine.
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  4. #4


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
    Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help

    If the sfc command did not fix all corrupt system files, run:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    The above command may appear to be stalled at 20% but it is not, let it finishThen run the sfc command again and reboot the computer afterwards and check for updates. See if things come back to normal.
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  5. #5


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter which showed the following reports and fixed the problems. This was after sfc /scannow found problems and fixed them.
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    Hopefully iWindows Update will work for the next update cycle. Why would these errors occur?
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  6. #6


    UK
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    The same problem has recurred despite running the Windows Update Troubleshooter. Any ideas?
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  7. #7


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


    How many updates did you receive this cycle and are any of them optional? Temporarily disable your anti virus program and firewall and see if they install. If not, try to install 1 and see if it installs.
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  8. #8


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    There were 2 updates - 1 optional and 1 not. The single recommended update would not install. I turned off Auto Update and selected both then they both downloaded and installed when I requested! Are there other troubleshooting steps to try apart from the Windows Update Troubleshooter?
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  9. #9


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


    I glad you got them in. Let's hope that Windows Update has settled down and you not longer have problems installing others. There is nothing much further than you have tried up to now.
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