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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 EXCLUSIVELY... NO DUAL BOOT, NO VIRTUAL MACHINE

 

 

 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 


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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

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fed up with Windows antics...??

 

LINUX IS THE ANSWER

 

I USE LINUX MINT EXCLUSIVELY... NO DUAL BOOT, NO VIRTUAL MACHINE

 

 

 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 





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