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re: Windows updates failed to install

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#1 Skillful


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:25 AM

I recently wiped HDD, then installed windows 8.1 I then did heaps of automatic updates, yet a whole bunch said 'failed to update'. So I tried to manually install one of them eg http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4025336 And I downloaded, ran it and it said it could not be installed because it is already installed. Now that specific one, is listed as installed. Yet still says failed. However, another one[and theres a whole bunch, do I need to cross check all this rubbish manually?] kb890830 only shows on updates for win7 and win10, not win8 on the catalog.update site. It is not listed as installed.

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#2 HyperHenry


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:48 PM

You didn't say what kind of a computer you use, laptop, desktop etc. Just a longshot but if it's a laptop, try disconnecting the battery and power cord then hold down the power key for about 30 seconds. If it's a desktop, power down unplug it and do the same. A lot of times by doing this it resets and will recognize the updates.

Edited by HyperHenry, 24 July 2017 - 11:49 PM.

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