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Cannot update Windows 8. Keeps failing and "reverting update"


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#1 gothijacked?

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:45 PM

Every time I try to update W 8 I get the error message saying the updates failed and the purple screen that says it is "reverting update". I thought it might be multiple updtaes at once cusing the problem so I tried individual updates at a time. Also disabled AV. Ran update repair. Nothing works.

This after I tried the W8 to 8.1 upgrade and it failed. So I thought I would need to make sure updates were complete. Thus the issue with updates. Ultimately I will try and install the 8.1 os after all this. Any suggestions.

Thanks folks!



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:56 PM

https://www.winhelp.us/reinstall-windows-update.html

 

Be sure you have a RESTORE POINT SET.

 

Then read.


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy


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Posted 16 October 2014 - 01:19 PM

Condobloke,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

This was the first straight forward instruction on how to diagnose and fix this problem I have seeen. I did look around but did not find the one you pointed me to. 

Followed the steps in the article.

The built-in fix did not work. The Fixit utility did. It fixed about 10 things. Then I checked in to find updates using windows update on in W8....... found 14 critical and 7 optional. Checked all, downloaded, restarted, updates were installed, checked history and all completed successfully.

You are THE MAN!    

Again, Thank you!



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 07:21 AM

Always a pleasure. !


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy





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