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  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 updates


    I operate Windows 8 and recently I keep getting the message 'failure configering windows updates reverting changes. I then get the same message again and then after about 5 minutes I can get on.

    Everyting ok for about 2 days then same again.

    Has anybody any ideas?

    mikeb

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  2. #2


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Select a restore point through Action Center prior to when the problem started.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Updates


    That doesn't seem to work and it keeps coming back. If I can bring up a list of the updates, can I delete them? Failing this can I mark not to update automatically?
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    How many updates are there? If not too many, install them one at a time and the one that won't install, hide it for now. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter before doing anything.
    Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8


    I have tried running the Windows Troubleshooter and it tells me it is fixed but it still comes back.

    I am told there are 22 updates.
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  6. #6


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Try installing 5 updates at a time.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Updates


    Think I have cracked it. I downloaded Windows 8.1 and that seems to have cured problem.
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  8. #8


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Was this an ISO you downloaded?
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 updates


    This was an update from Windows for operating system. You had the option to download or not.
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  10. #10


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Windows 8.1 is an improvement over Windows 8 and more secure, thusly you will continue to receive security updates. Option to download or not, you would have been nagged to update anyway.
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