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Failed Windows Updates

  1. #1


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit

    Failed Windows Updates


    Would appreciate some help with Windows Update issues on a Windows 8 64-bit computer (Dell 660s).

    Windows Updates are set to install automatically. However, there are a bundle of updates that failed.

    Attached is WindowsUpdate.txtWindowsUpdate.txt

    CBS.zip will not upload, too large.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Hi,
    Visit below link and see if that helps:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...?wa=wsignin1.0

    edit:
    first make sure your firewall does not block windows update.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit


    Thanks for the reply, Addictive Gamer!

    Had already run the Fix, and did so once again, but, no joy.

    Same result after updates are downloaded, Windows restarts, gets to 97%, and...
    Failure configuring Windows Update
    Reverting changes...

    A continuing saga.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    You can try to perform a clean up, go to:
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools

    Run "Disk cleanup" as Administrator and check the "Windows update cleanup" checkbox.

    edit:
    as well as other checkboxes.

    this process might take up to 30 minutes or even more.
    when done run update again.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit


    Will give it a whirl and see how it goes. Thanks!
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  6. #6


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    ClassicShell.net is known to give rise to this scenario - if that's installed, get rid.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit


    @NoelDP,

    It is not. The owner of the computer would not know how to install ClassicShell.

    @Addictive Gamer,

    Disk cleanup/Windows update cleanup ran for a couple of hours, and the green bar does not want to go beyond the midway mark (on or about). Had to cancel it. Calling it a night.


    Thanks all for the help. Beginning to wonder if a Refresh would be worth its while...
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  8. #8


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    There's a very long thread in Answers/Community on this error - Error: 0x800F0922 when installing KB 2919355 - Microsoft Community
    you may be able to pick something up from it.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit


    NoelDP and Addictive Gamer,

    After trying your suggestions, and reading all sorts of material in the link provided, decided to just use the Windows 8 option to: Refresh PC without affecting your files

    Incredibly, after the Refresh, was able to download a multitude of updates, Windows got configured without reverting changes, and it all works !!

    Thank you for your help!!
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