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KB3000850 woe, woe!

  1. #11


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    64-bit Windows 10


    What was the full error message you got when trying to install it?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 64


    There was no error message, apart from telling me not to turn off computer while it was configuring update, then after a few reboots it said that the update had failed and it was reverting. This applies to every failure to instal this update.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not sure what else to suggest other than to refresh Windows.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 64


    Hmmm. On the basis that it was classed as 'Optional' I think I will let it ride and see what happens!

    Thanks for all the help Brink, I'm obliged to you.
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  5. #15


    I had no end of issues with update kb3000850 if I recall correctly. this morning I spent the best part of two hours on and off trying to clear up this mess.



    so I had avast av installed which as it turns out this update causes havock with avast and the machine simply won't shut down at all!



    got logged in, removed problem windows update and rebooted. machine then hung on configuring so opted to force shut down and run system restore to get around the update and get rid but that also hung..



    to top it off I then got stuck in an hp auto repair lock up as it would go to a black screen..



    finally powered down removed laptop battery and held down power button down with no power connected. powered up clean boot and after a small delay it logged in. removed avast and even the two prior updates for windows too for good measure.. I have hidden the above mentioned kb update and have no plans to install it.



    now all is running beautifully and it turns out av comes pre installed in 8.1 in MSE aka Defender.
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  6. #16


    sometimes down loads sometimes not. Never installs. I have tried all the ms work a rounds & spent $$ non of which worked.
    When is the bs going to stop & we get a real fix???
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    What was the full error message you got when trying to install it?
    The problem is we are not getting any error code. However, during the required reboot there is a quick text notification that pops up and goes away - had to do it twice to get the wording:
    ======
    We couldn't complete the updates
    Undoing changes
    Please do not turn off your computer
    ======
    The end result is that KB3000850 shows as being successfully installed (I have it listed 3 times now) but it keeps showing up as an available update, and can be installed again with the above text error - rinse repeat.

    So we are stuck in a KB3000850 loop that wont go away.
    Not sure where to go from here.
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  8. #18

    cleanup system reserved partititon


    Quote Originally Posted by TeeJayN View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    What was the full error message you got when trying to install it?
    The problem is we are not getting any error code. However, during the required reboot there is a quick text notification that pops up and goes away - had to do it twice to get the wording:
    ======
    We couldn't complete the updates
    Undoing changes
    Please do not turn off your computer
    ======
    The end result is that KB3000850 shows as being successfully installed (I have it listed 3 times now) but it keeps showing up as an available update, and can be installed again with the above text error - rinse repeat.

    So we are stuck in a KB3000850 loop that wont go away.
    Not sure where to go from here.
    assign the "system reserved partition" a drive letter
    make invisible files visible
    delete the largets file[DRIVE:ETTER:\recovery
    worked for me in more then 30 attempts
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  9. #19


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 64


    Once it showed up in my installed updates as successful I just told it to hide KB3000850 to stop it being offered each time.

    I think it was an optional update anyway.
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