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#1 ste33uk

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:38 AM

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hi i reset my pc back to factory settings complete delete of personal files.
Problem is windows updates download and install, but when restarting pc , installing stops at 15% then message failure configuring windows updates reverting changes appears.
I have followed posts about deleting files in folder c/windows software distribution but still have same problem.
I have tried to installing just a 1 updates at a time, 1 update installs, but when restarting pc somehow it tries to configurate 116 updates, even tho i only downloaded and installed 1.
any help would be great , thanks

 


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:17 AM

Is this Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? Windows 8 is no longer supported so this may be the reason for the update problems.

 

On a clean install of Windows 8.1 you should manually install these two updates in order. After installing these two updates then do a check for updates.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3173424/servicing-stack-update-for-windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2-july

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3172614/july-2016-update-rollup-for-windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:21 AM

Is this Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? Windows 8 is no longer supported so this may be the reason for the update problems.

 

On a clean install of Windows 8.1 you should manually install these two updates in order. After installing these two updates then do a check for updates.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3173424/servicing-stack-update-for-windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2-july

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3172614/july-2016-update-rollup-for-windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2

its windows 8.0,  when i have done fresh install in past , i go to windows store to update to windows 8.1 but 1st i need to install certain window updates to update to 8.1



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:33 AM

That is not an optimal way of installing Windows 8.1.

 

Download the Media Creation Tool for 8.1. Select the iso option. Follow the below guide for a clean install of Windows 10. All the steps are the same for 8.1. Because the computer was pre-installed with Windows 8 the key is embedded in your firmware and 8.1 will auto activate. Use the convert GPT command in the guide.

 

When you get to the screen that asks for Upgrade of Custom Install select Custom and then Next. Windows will automatically partition and format the drive. After the install do the two updates I linked to. 

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/667627/doing-a-completely-clean-install-of-windows-10/?p=4419457



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:56 PM

  1. Open Command Prompt with administrator privileges (as shown previously)
  2. Type sfc /scannow


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:57 PM

That is not an optimal way of installing Windows 8.1.

 

Download the Media Creation Tool for 8.1. Select the iso option. Follow the below guide for a clean install of Windows 10. All the steps are the same for 8.1. Because the computer was pre-installed with Windows 8 the key is embedded in your firmware and 8.1 will auto activate. Use the convert GPT command in the guide.

 

When you get to the screen that asks for Upgrade of Custom Install select Custom and then Next. Windows will automatically partition and format the drive. After the install do the two updates I linked to. 

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/667627/doing-a-completely-clean-install-of-windows-10/?p=4419457

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