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#1 durkinjt

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:43 AM

I am trying to upgrade from Win 8 to 8.1, I am getting the dreadful "Failure configuring updates" Reverting Changes. I disconnected my external Hdd, printer, did a clean boot, ran update troubleshooter. The factory OS is Win 7. Had to restore to factory, used my own Win 7 disk, I have done the exact procedure several time in the past, without this happening. Any ideas greatly appreciated.



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:02 AM

Have gotten down to 9 updates left by only downloads 15 at a time, last 9 just will not work. Originally there were 175, downloaded 15 at a time, last 9 keep getting the revert message. T.I.A.



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:48 AM

If you have downloaded these updates and having a problem installing them try doing a Clean Boot and then install these one at a time.

 

 
Open the Search charm and type msconfig in the search box.  When msconfig appears below the search box tap/click on it to open System Configuration.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation. 
 
(1)  Click/tap on the General tab.   
 
(2)  Click/tap on the Selective startup option. 
 
(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box. 
 
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(1)  Click/tap on the Services tab. 
 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will remain running. 
 
(3)  Click/tap on Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list, then click/tap on Apply, then OK.  Click/tap on Restart in the window that opens.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 01:53 PM

Thanks, working!



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 08:13 AM

Good.  Please go back to System Configuration and change the settings back to the way they were so that all of the Services are enabled again, click apply, then OK.

 

If this occurs again you can disable the Services again and if after restarting the problem no longer persists enable half of the services by placing checks in their boxes, restart the computer and see if the problem persists.  If it doesn't, disable those Services again and then enable the remaining half and restart the computer.  If this is one of the third party Services causing this, the half that exhibits the problem is where this service will be found.  To find it, cut that half of the services in half again and continue with this process of elimination till you find it.  Let me know what this Services is and we will know what to do with it. 


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for the great info,I will use this in the future for sure, anyway I took a shot at downloading Win 8.1 with the nine updates still not downloaded, and Win 8.1 installed, first time that has happened.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 02:02 PM

I hope the best for you.


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