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#1 jonni2341

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:19 AM

Hi folks, I am hoping that there is someone that can help me with a problem I have on my computer. I have almost 100 microsoft updates that I have attempted to instal

without success. I have tried several times with these updates but, every time I try, they fail. I have also just been notified that I have another 53 important updates with

19 more optional updates. It seems to me that there is no sense in trying to install these recent updates when there all the others that have failed.I would be eternally grateful if I could get an answer regarding this problem. Perhaps I should return the computer to factory settings and go from there???.. Regards, jonniboy75.

 



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

Take a look at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 01:06 PM

Hi scotty_ncc1701, Many thanks for your reply, I tried it out and, the previous 59? updated fine. Unfortunatwely, the other updates I told you about did not succeed.I counted them properly and there are 200! of them. I would like to delete them, so I tried where it said how to delete updates on the update window, But when I clicked on it, it showed me the updates that had succeeded. so, do you have anything else up your sleeve re: this problem? Rgards jonni2341..



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

When I got my Windows 8 (not 8.1) computer at the end of 2013_12, I started setting it up the first couple of days in 2014_01 (made sure my Windows 7 computer was backed up, all my files backed up, etc).  I had a bunch of updates that failed also.  Here are the KB numbers of the ones that failed for me:

KB2742616    
KB2756872
KB2769165
KB2769166
KB2770917
KB2772501
KB2779768
KB2785094
KB2822241
KB2836988
KB2845533
KB2855336
KB2856373
KB2859541
KB2862768
KB2869628
KB2871389
KB2871690
KB2871777
KB2876415
KB2883201
KB2889784
KB2899190
KB2903938

When I went to Windows 8.1 (boxed copy, about month later), I had no problems with installing updates.  When I went to 8.1, I did a NUKE AND PAVE (removed all partitions -- including recovery partition), and built it up from scratch, with the boxed copy of Windows 8.1.

As for Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1, update 1, I had problems, and I had to download the updates Microsoft Update Catalog, manually install them in a specific order, and all was AOK.  When I tried it through the Windows Update interface, in Windows, it would either hang part way through download process, or the update process.  It kept changing on different attempts, even after I applied the bare bones, Paragon Backup and Recovery image.  I got everything worked out, and wrote the steps down for future reference.

Then M$ re-released Windows 8.1, Update 1 on 2014_04_17, and when I tried to download it then, it was suppose to download around 900MB, and I aborted it, when it was around 3 times the download size was suppose to be.  I then downloaded it through Microsoft Update Catalog again, got the around 900MB I expected, and installed successfully, manually.

All users of Windows 8: Remember that per M$, "All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed". They're talking about KB2919355.  This means, if you're running any of the above, you'll stop getting updates starting on patch Tuesday next month.
 

Best of Luck.


Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 27 April 2014 - 01:47 PM.





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