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Windows 8 - Windows Update Reverting Changes

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 - Windows Update Reverting Changes


    Hello Everyone,

    I just installed windows 8 on my computer, I did all the updates. When it restarts, it get to 98% and goes to the "Reverting Changes." I need to do updates, so I can update to 8.1.

    My questions:

    -Could this be caused by one or more updates that is being installed?
    -If so what update would cause this?
    -Is there a list of updates that is needed to upgrade to 8.1 from 8?
    -What is the best way to fix this problem?

    Thanks for your time and help!!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, you do not need to install all Windows 8 updates from Windows Update. You only need to install KB2871389 update, then you’ll be able to install the Windows 8.1 update via the Windows Store. Download and install KB2871389 update from link or from Windows Update.

    KB2871389 (direct download link)
    - All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...871389-x86.msu
    - All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...871389-x64.msu

    But if you've opened the Windows Store and you don't see the Windows 8.1 update, then you will need to also install KB2917499 update.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, you do not need to install all Windows 8 updates from Windows Update. You only need to install KB2871389 update, then you’ll be able to install the Windows 8.1 update via the Windows Store. Download and install KB2871389 update from link or from Windows Update.

    KB2871389 (direct download link)
    - All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...871389-x86.msu
    - All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...871389-x64.msu

    But if you've opened the Windows Store and you don't see the Windows 8.1 update, then you will need to also install KB2917499 update.
    Thanks! I will give it a try and see if it solves my problem.

    EDIT (@ 5:16 PM Eastern Time) : Thanks so much!! It worked!! On my way to 8.1!
    Last edited by Afees98; 19 Jan 2015 at 17:17.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, you do not need to install all Windows 8 updates from Windows Update. You only need to install KB2871389 update, then you’ll be able to install the Windows 8.1 update via the Windows Store. Download and install KB2871389 update from link or from Windows Update.

    KB2871389 (direct download link)
    - All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...871389-x86.msu
    - All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...871389-x64.msu

    But if you've opened the Windows Store and you don't see the Windows 8.1 update, then you will need to also install KB2917499 update.
    Works for me Thanx very much a great help
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  5. #5


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by sheddie View Post
    Works for me Thanx very much a great help
    You are welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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