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Windows 8 x64 Professional Release Version UPDATE FAILS

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 x64 Professional Release Version UPDATE FAILS


    I have installed Win 8 Professional x64 bit - the release version. Yes I do have it. Windows update fails. I have run everything I found on three different forums and Windows 8 Professional update still fails.

    The install was flawless - surpised me. Windows 8 accessed the internet at the start of the install so that isn't a problem. All the drivers and BIOS are current. I can access the internet on IE 10 and that doesn't fail like internet explorer fails in Win 7 professional (yet). So does anyone, yes even you MS, know how to get Windows 8 to update?

    Thanks and make sure that you have a great holiday!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Did Windows Update provide you with an error message and number? If so, have you searched using Bing/Google/Yahoo/whomever to see what turns up for that message and/or number?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Unfortuneately yes I did and the update process would give three errors, a different one after I ran what was in the help text or when I did what the other authors (including a MS person) suggested. I tried or tested every suggestion. That is why I am here asking for suggestions!

    At the end or after each "repair" it eithor said it was fine or returned a good return code. Then Running Windows update would fail giving me a variation of 8024402"X" where "X" was C, F, and something else.

    BTW, it was a Windows 7 Professional OS before the install of Windows 8 Professional.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Went into Win 8 and the errors I got this time were 8024402F and 8024A000 and db error 80070490. Fails, rails, fails and no way I could find to manually download the updates or update the update process manually. It still hurts when you shoot yourself in the foot! Thanks and make sure you have a nice day and please help me solve this one!
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    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Ilooked up the errors - apllied the fixes and nothing. MS where are you?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    You could always try a system restore, then reattempt to install the updates.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    I did call MS. The problem is a failed or corrupt cab in the Windows install process. They dont have a prescribed way to fix it per the MS Tech. Coming in a month, maybe. I am starting to like the interface. It still seems a little clumsy but it is a new way of doing things and as usual MS has invested tons in this development. Its closer to where we are going and need to go in my humble estimation. This may be the start of something good. But first ol' MS, update the darn thing!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Okay, the install disk was bad. But install 2010 Office on a Windows 8 machine and updates fail again. The repair setup - repair your installation - refresh. Now anything you installed is uninstalled. It is all gone.

    MS Windows 8 corrupts or allows the corruption of its update process and no MS products update at that point. Does this mean that to setup a business machine in Windows 8 everything must be re bought and downloaded through the MS Windows 8 Store? What business is going to spend that kind of money? Which individuals will? Send them my way - thats what I do.

    What is everybody else's experience with good ol' Windows Update in 8? Please advise. Make sure that you have a great day!
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  10. #10


    Windows update doesn't work in my Win8 RP as well.
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