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Ideapad Y500 Windows Update-failure configuring windows updates

Question: Ideapad Y500 Windows Update-failure configuring windows updates

Hi, When I try to install Windows updates, I get the following error: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" And It Keeps for about 15 minutes.I tried to Disable all the Services From Msconifg.exe but it didnt work for me. Please Help. Lenovo Ideapad Y500

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Answer: Ideapad Y500 Windows Update-failure configuring windows updates

hi HussinBhy,

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

With Windows 8 there was a certain service that has to be disabled "Nalperion Service" then proceed with the updates manually by 4 or by 5 updates only

If Windows 7, You just have to make sure your Antivirus is not blocking anything by disabling them temporarily
and most of all Try installing it by 4 or by 5 updates only, as it may be overlapping some updates if you will install everything at same time.

Best Regards
Solid Cruver





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I have Hp Pavillian, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, 64bit system.
Everytime Windows downloads Windows updates, it is successfull downloading and installing, however, I then get a message saying: Failure configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes, Do Not turn off your computer.

I have gotten Windows Fixit for Windows Updates and installed....but that does not clear up the problem.
I have not wanted to use Restore feature of Windows 7, since I have installed many critical programs that I use.
Is there any other solution out in Cyberspace that will help resolve the "Failure Configuring Windows Updats".
Thank you
Dieter
 

Answer:Update to Windows Error: Failure to configuring Windows Updates

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Hi there.
I bought a new Samsung ultrabook less than a month ago and about two weeks ago ir started showing the following message "Failure Configuring Windows Updates, reverting changes". I've tried to do all of the steps adviced in here "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" error when you try to install Windows updates and none seem to work. I even tried do a system restore but at the end, after i've waited like 1 hour, it said it wasn't possible, probably due to my anti-virus being on. I tried to switch it off and did it again, only to get the same message.
Can anybody help me?
I've read somewhere around here that if i copied some files, zipped it and posted here someone would be able to see what's wrong, so here is the link: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...nt=file%2c.rar
Thanks in advance!
Susana Oliveira

Answer:Windows update: Failure configuring Windows Updates. Rever

Originally Posted by susanafco


I even tried do a system restore but at the end, after i've waited like 1 hour, it said it wasn't possible, probably due to my anti-virus being on. I tried to switch it off and did it again, only to get the same message.



Hi Susana.

You'll be best off by uninstalling your antivirus for two reasons.

1) To fix your Windows Update issue.
2) To make the machine work as intended, as right now, it obviously cannot.

It is also best to use the removal tool from the antivirus maker's website after normal uninstall.

You can try your luck with another antivirus solution, but Windows does already include one by default. It is enabled by default but installing other antivirus solutions turns it off.

To turn it on again, type services.msc in the Start screen then press Enter. Set Windows Defender and Windows Firewall to Automatic and start them too.

Delete all the contents in this folder: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Reboot and try your Windows Update again.

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Hey,
I recently reinstalled my ASUS Laptop. But now I'm having trouble installing Windows Updates.
It tries to install the following updates:
KB2756872 (Update foor Windows 8 for x64-systems (169,9MB))
KB2770917 (Update foor Windows 8 for x64-systems (142,6MB))
KB2779768 (Update foor Windows 8 for x64-systems (59,8MB))

When my laptops needs to get restarted it gives an 'Failure Configurating Windows Updates'
My PC can still boot normally but it won't want to install the updates.
I tried install them 1 per 1. But that didn't work.
I got a log file on my desktop here it is:
windowsupdate.log - http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=JNSQQMTF
OutputReport.txt - http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=cyGFbe33

Please help me because this irritates me a lot.

Answer:Failure configuring Windows Updates

Do you have any 3rd party anti virus installed ? if so, disable it and try to run updates again

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Hi. I'm trying to download some basic updates to Windows 8 (I have 11 to be installed), but my PC (a self-build) won't finish installing them. Once the download is complete and I restart, I get the message, 'Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not try to turn off your computer.'

I've tried the steps listed at https://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358 (aside from system restore), and none of them have had any effect. My Windows 8 HAS been authenticated.

I've Googled the problem and tried a few things, including the video at the bottom of this post, but nothing's working. Any help would be appreciated.

I'll be out of the country and away from my home PC until this Friday, so won't be able to try any solutions until then.

How to Fix: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes." - YouTube

Answer:'Failure configuring Windows updates'

Aside from the System Restore? Meaning did you try it or not? Also did you try the Fixit from Microsoft? Fixit

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I am getting slightly mad here

I have installed the updates for the above, both with automatic updates on and off.

It gets to 15% then fails

How do i get them to configure

PLEASE PLEASE any suggestions

Jeff

Answer:Failure configuring updates - windows 8 (not pro)

Same problem here, 15% then fail. Updates KB2769165 and KB2770917. I have Windows 8 Pro.

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I did a factory re install on my Lenovo G585 laptop which came with Windows 8. Everything went well and I was going to do the Windows updates so that I could install the Windows 8.1 update. I restarted and before the computer finished booting it started bringing in updated, then at 98% I got a message that said "Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes Do not turn off your computer" That was 6 hours ago and all that's happened since is that message is on the screen and the spinning dot ball is spinning next to it. Please Help! what do I do now?
Len

Answer:failure configuring Windows Updates...

Hi Len,

This has happened to me before as well, just power down your computer and try again.

This link may also help you!

-Chuck

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Hello everyone.

Recently I have beend installing updates on my PC that runs on Windows 7 Ultimate. Three days ago it was rebooting as usual but then this erros message shows up " Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer ". So as recommended I didn't turn off the computer and just waited. After a while I went to bed and left my PC on overnight to see if the problem would be solved by the morning. It wasn't so I just pressed the power button for 5 seconds and restarted my PC. Since then I haven't been able to acces anything since it just stays on that error for hours.

Starting up in safe mode doesn't solve anything.
I've read somewhere that pressing F8 before the Windows logo shows up brings up a booting menu where I can choose some repair option. When I press F8 I just get a windows where I can pick 2 options which I guess is the hard drive and something else, but that does't solve my problems. I also don't own any sort of repair discs or flash drives.

Any help would be apreciated.

If something isn't clear enough just ask and I will try my best to explain myself (English isn't my native language).

Thanks in advance

Answer:Failure configuring Windows updates

Hi, if you can boot to safe mode do so and in advanced boot options you should see a option "repair your computer", if not I am afraid you will need a copy of the OS dvd (could you borrow one), the repair your computer option (RE) allows you to access a command prompt, from this we can fix your problem, you need to boot from the dvd and go past the language setup and select the second option which is "repair your computer"

select command prompt, at the x sources prompt type:-

bcdedit | find "osdevice" (exactly as shown here, the | is called a "pipe" and can be found above the \ key). It will return an OS partition drive letter (usually C:) use whatever drive letter you see in the following commands, will will assume C:.



At the x\: sources> prompt, type:-

C: (press enter) next type:-

cd C:\windows\winsxs (press enter).

Next type:- ren pending.xml pending.old (press enter).

Next Type:- regedit (press enter)

highlight HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

On the File menu, click Load Hive

The select hive location will open, browse to C:\windows\system32

Locate the following folder: C:\windows\system32\config\components, (the one that say's simply "components") click to select.

When you are prompted for a name, type:- Offline

In Registry Editor,you will now see a key "Offline" expand the + & locate and then delete the following registry subkeys:-

HKLM\Offline \AdvancedIns... Read more

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i did a system restore to factory setting and i try to install updates but it fail.i had 146 updates after the install part i got 96 updates 50 updates were succesful but 96 were failed all of them are about windows 7 i am going to install 8 at a time to see if that work wish me luck. see you on the other side also error 800F0826

Answer:failure configuring windows updates

If you're going to install Windows 8 anyhow - why ask for support for Windows 7?
If you actually want to fix Win7...


Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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This has become a daily ritual...

At 8pm every night, my system shuts down. Sometimes I catch it and delay it 4 hours but other miss the warning.
It takes about 8-10 minutes to get back to where I was before the shutdown.

"Shutting Down"
"Starting Windows"
"Failure configuring Windows updates"
"Reverting Changes"
"Don't shut off your computer"
Shuts down and reboots
"Starting Windows - please wait"
Then it is back up.

When I shut it down for the night - about 10 minutes

"Please do not power or unplug your machine"
"Installing updates 1 of 9, 2 of 9...

Power up in the morning - 4 to 5 minutes

"Starting Windows"
"Preparing to configure"
"Failure configuring Windows Updates"
"Reverting Changes"
"Do not shut down your computer"
"Shutting down computer"
"Starting Windows"
"Please wait"
"Preparing to configure Windows"
"Configuring Windows"

Is there anything I can do to end this?
 

Answer:Failure configuring Windows Updates

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Hi,
So i just upgraded windows vista to Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit so i had lots of updates i needed to install

So i clicked on install, it downloaded and then installed them asking for a restart, i did it, it installed updates then shut down then rebooted, on the reboot it said Configuring Windows updates and went up to 15% and then Failure Configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes and then it shuts down, boots back up says Configuring your Computer, and then its just normal and when i login the updates are not installed and it tells me that i have the same number of updates available

Update History

I have tried resetting Windows Updates but it didn't work, please help
Thanks

Answer:Failure configuring windows updates

Please run this one MS Fix MS Fix it 50202 in Aggressive mode.If it don't help too,please click on any error,read details and post here

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So after turning on my parent's laptop this morning they recieved this message and the laptop has been stuck on it for about 4 hours. I know how to fix it but I can't do anything on the laptop because there is no way to go past this message. I don't have a recovery CD or access to another laptop with Windows 8 to make one.

Is there anything I can do to get past this message? I've tried getting into safe mode a couple of times but nothing seems to work.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes

If it was trying to update too may Updates, it was bound to fail and revert changes and take a long time to revert. Give it a bit more time. Do you recall how many there were?

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I'm helping a friend to sort out his G580 laptop which he has been unable to use because of the Windows 8 interface. I've been trying to install the Windows 8.1 update but it tells me I need to run Windows update first. When I do this and it restarts, after about 15 to 16% of configuring Windows updates, it says failure configuring Windows updates, reboots several times, and after a while it's back where it started. I've seen the article saying that this is caused by Nitro PDF, so I removed that, but the problem still occurs. I've also tried all the suggestions that Microsoft makes, ie run Windows update troubleshooter, do a clean boot, do a system restore, but it makes no difference. Can anyone suggest anything else? Is it possible to get a Windows 7 recovery disk and use that, or is there no license to use it with this laptop? I'm seriously considering installing Linux as this laptop is more or less useless as it stands.

Answer:G580 failure configuring Windows updates

hi beachmat,
 
Can you try the following:
1. Download and run the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant
    - this will check compatilibty with apps that are installed on the PC.
 
2. Take a look at this Windows 8.1 Upgrade Guide by Lenovo 
   - check if you have the apps that are listed on the "Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading" 
   - uninstall the apps if necessary
 
If you still get errors after installing Windows Update prior to installing Win8.1, try to install the Windows Update one by one (oldest ones first) and observe.
 
 
Regards

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Cliff S
I have been running win 8 for a longtime, and ran win 8.1 for months without any problems, then got a virus, and could not get rid of it, so went back to win 8. Now when I try to reload win 8.1 it says "failure configuring windows updates, and reverts to win 8. What can I do ? or is it possible to load win 10 with what I have now. ????

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Hello, i restored my samsung sidesync homysync lite laptop to factory image, it installed 97 updates and then after restarting multiple times i get this " Failure configuring windows updates, Reverting changes, Do not turn off your computer." I get this for more than 3 hours now, i tried to restart it but i keep getting this,i cant get in windows. What can i do?

Answer:failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes

That many updates will take a very long time to revert. Let it do it's job. When things return to normal, install 5 at a time, less wear and tear on the computer and less frustration for you. If you get an update that won't install, hide it temporarily and continue on with the rest then come back to the ones that did not install.

Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter from this site before proceeding with the updates.

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I was checking out a friends laptop for them and noticed it had 155 updates needing to be installed. I went ahead and let them install. Now I have the message "Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes". It has been this way for about 1.5 hrs. It will sometimes stop and says restarting and then goes right back to "Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes". Is this normal behavior when you have 155 updates at once? Or is it just stuck in a loop? Should I force a shutdown even though it says "Do not turn off your computer"? Need some advice as to what to do.

I'm assuming it is 8.1 but I'm not 100% sure. It could be just 8 but I don't think it is.

UPDATE: It just restarted and booted to desktop. It took about 1.5 hours of "Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes" with multiple restarts in between. I think I will do a few updates at a time since there are so many. Maybe that will help.

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Hi! Okay, yesterday I reset my laptop to its factory settings and today it's giving me the message "failure configuring windows updates; reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer." It's been like this for hours and I've tried everything. Anyone know how to get out of this?!

Answer:Failure configuring windows updates; reverting changes?

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Since a few days, there are A LOT of computers that are experiencing a problem with Windows Update. When booting the computer, a screen with the following appears: "Failure configuring Windows Updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer.". For some people, the problem is fixed is 10 minutes, but in general it takes 30minutes to an hour! We have cases of people that needed to wait for more then 3 hours.
When booted, you can see that some updates are failed. Last week, we thought that it was KB2952664, but today we see that the problem has returned at computers where the update is hidden or already installed.
 
Is anybody seeing the problem and does anybody has a fix?
It literally happening to more then 15 of our clients and i've seen it on more then 30 computers.
 
Disabling Windows Update seems the only fix at the moment.

Answer:"Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes."

i have had the same exact issue with multiple computers where i work. I have not found a fix but i am literally having those same exact issues.

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Hi,
 
 
I've tried to lookup the solutions online most of them didn't work, I also can't access my desktop since its always stuck on "failure configuring windows updates" even with a hard boot. I'm using Windows 7 Pro.
 
 
Any ideas on how to fix it?

Answer:failure configuring windows updates stuck

Take a look at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949358 .
 
Louis

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I just bought new Asus Vivotab Smart Windows 8 tablet, after the very first windows update it failed to install some of the updates, and then after the reboot I am now stuck with the message "Failure configuring Windows updates, reverting changes".
It never gets any further than this, it never reverts, I have left it running for an entire day and have restarted several times.

please note that this is a tablet, so there is no keyboard so I cannot press any F keys to get into recovery mode, and no CD to boot from etc.

Answer:Failure configuring Windows updates, reverting changes

Hi Snake,
had to leave my lappy COMPLETELY alone for it to finally revert.
After that go
ControlPanel>WindowsUpdate>reviewhistory>troubleshoot.
Then install updates.

Roy

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Stuck in a loop. Help please.

Answer:Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

Please download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.Post the results in your topic.Clicking on the link above will start the download automatically.

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When you try to install Windows Updates, you get the following error: Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer.
To resolve this issue, use the following methods starting with the first method below. If that doesn't resolve your issue, click next method. Restart your computer (Windows 8)Run the Windows Update TroubleshooterUse the System Restore featureUse the In Place Upgrade feature
You can read the full details at KB949358.

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Had to restart my computer to completely uninstall a program and now it seems to be stuck in a loop. I don't have a recoverable image and I cannot restore my computer to an earlier point. I don't have my windows 7 copy on me. When booting in safe mode the same problem appears. I have nothing plugged in my computer except mouse, keyboard, and my monitor. I unplugged my Ethernet. Can anyone help me?

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Hi guys,

Last night I did a system refresh and this was the result this morning, faaaantastic!

I am currently having an issue on my laptop at the moment where it's stuck in an infinite loop of 'reverting changes' after having tried to update and failed at 30%, I have done some reading at ways to boot into safe mode however it would appear windows 8 doesn't give me the chance.

I do not have a copy of my original windows 8 disc and am at a loss, please help!
Edit; I have tried spamming F4, F8, F10 buttons and none are allowing me to enter boot mode.

Answer:Failure Configuring Windows Updates 'Reverting Changes'

Open the Admin command (Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)) and type:
bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
Restart your PC, it should boot into safe mode.

To remove it from booting into safe mode, run from Admin Command:
bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot

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Guys...I screwed up. I need help bad. So what I did was let windows install some updates. This was fine but then it said "failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes. do not turn off your computer." So I let it but it has been going for ages and it just wont move. Its stuck in a loop !!!! I try and try again but its just stuck on a loop. Also all the tutorials involve doing something while logged on, but I can't log on as it is STUCK IN A LOOP !!!!. 
 
As you can see I need help. Please help me out here lol. The PC is a Toshiba Satellite P850.  
 

Answer:Failure configuring windows updates LOOP!!!!!!!

If it is still stuck in the loop force a hard shutdown.  Cross your finger and restart the computer.
 
Let us know the results.

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Failure configuring Windows Updates, Reverting changes

system: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits - system is in Spanish.

I followed all kinds of procedures on even more forums but no solution.

1. System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) - KB947821

installed!

2. SFC scan

done, scan stopped at 92%. Says that there are damaged files and refers to CBS.log

3. Windows Update Error Codes

80073712 - I already followed instructions to fix it, but error keeps popping up
80070002 - I already followed instructions to fix it, but error keeps popping up

4. Log Collection

I can't upload the file, because it seems to be to big (11 mb). I shared it on the next link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9y1xokombpamohc/CBS.zip

thanks a lot people for any help!

Answer:Failure configuring Windows Updates, Reverting changes

Have you scanned with your anti-virus? What browser are you using?

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I recently tried updating to windows 10 but got update errors, I ran sfc /scannow and found I had corrupted files, however it couldn't fix them. I tried everything and had to resort to upgrading windows 7 again to repair all windows files. This required me to install updates again. I downloaded and installed all 201 updates then when I booted my computer this earlier it got to the stage where it said Failure configuring windows updates reverting. Does anyone know how long this is going to take I've already been waiting 30 mins and need my PC ASAP . Also is there any work around to this?

Thanks

Answer:Please HELP - Failure configuring Windows Updates Reverting changes

Try downloading/installing like 10 or 20 updates at a time and install the updates you can install for now.
Go to updates history and check which one is failings, uncheck it so you can minimize the loop here, then try to solve the failing update after that.

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I restarted my Samsung model np365e5c-s01us this morning. Upon restarting a green screen displaying the words "failure configuring Windows updates reverting changes do not restart your computer." Appeared. I waited over 2 hours with no change. I tried restarting the laptop several times including removing the battery and leaving it out for 15 minutes. Still no change. I researched and tried multiple solutions online, including pressing f8 and other keys upon boot up, nothing worked. I was not able to pull up any settings screens or any other screens besides the green screen with the failure message. Any advice?
 

Answer:Failure configuring Windows updates reverting changes do not

That can take 7 or 8 hours to perform the reversion
Just turn on computer, walk away and let it do its thing without interfering.
On odd occasions I saw it take almost 24 hours before it reverted.
 

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Product Name            :-HP Pavilion g6-2202tx Notebook PCOperating System      :- windows 8 pre-installedIt's been more than an hour, I'm still stuck at this message. What should I do? Everytime I do an update, it shows up for too long. Please help.

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My install on Win7 64x SP1 was going fine until the windows update screen. I told it not to set up windows update, but it still wanted to do some setup. It restarted, and now always restarts to a screen saying 'Failure configuring windows updates, reverting Changes', and stays there permanently. How can I bypass this screen?
I already have a Windows installation on another HDD, this one was to be on a partition on a 2nd disk

Answer:Failure configuring windows updates frozen

Reboot to the Repair Environment, and use the option for System Restore from there.


reboot to the Repair Environment - as soon as the machine restarts, start tapping F8 - this should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu, at the top of which should be the option 'Repair my Computer'
Pick that
You'll have to log in with your username and password.

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Dell laptop running Win 8 wont complete the updates after download complete. Need it urgently for college Wi-Fi Bradford Scan (also known as Dissolvable Agent)process before it will allow my laptop connect with college system. With the scan the error message is 'Failed Test: gives reason as Operating System - Windows 8x64 Critical & Security Updates. The error message shows no Error Codes other than that. Is the hard drive at fault /corrupt. It all worked fine last year in college but giving me hell this time. Any solutions or route to try appreciated. The AV is MS Windows Defender which is accepted by the college as compatible in the requirements list. Could the AV prevent it installing and maybe switched off to do the updates?

Answer:Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

This problem has given me a lot of grief over the last year. See this thread of mine to see if anything there helps.

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This is the first time this has happened to me.(Windows 7 Home Premium).
I have been onto the Microsoft support page and followed various "cures" all to no avail. I have been into control panel and gone through the windows troubleshooting advice and it tells me that it has found and fixed problems with my Windows update and installed 9 updates. When I click to restart I get the same failure message at startup.It seems to recycle the startup procedure 3 times before it eventually gets to my desktop page, and when I look ar my update history there is a long list of failed installations. Any ideas, please?

Answer:Failure configuring Windows Updates. Reverting changes.

This is similar to a universal problem in Windows 7 a couple of months ago. It may well be that a single update is causing the problems so its best to allow only one at a time. If all the others go through, you will be able to identify which update is causing problems and we can take matters from there.

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I installed updates last night on my work computer (Alienware X51 R2 Windows 7 Ultimate).  When I came into work this morning and fired it up I'm getting a message "Failure configuring Windows updates...Reverting changes Do not turn off your computer". 
After letting it sit for four hours, I wasn't getting anywhere.  Forced a restart with the power button, tried to get to the Repair My Computer option under advanced boot options, and I have no repair option.
I can't boot into safe mode, and I can't boot normally.  Any suggestions on how to get to where I can do a system restore?

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While trying to figure out why my computer was running so slow. I shut it down and was going to boot it back up in safe mode to see if that helped at all and now I am getting the above Failure to configure windows updates.
 
What do I need to or can I do for this issue.

Answer:Failure Configuring Windows Updates. Reverting Changes. HELP

Hi 4honeys Are you able to boot back your computer normally or is it stuck in a loop of "Failure to configure Windows Updates"?

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Hi,

I purchased a new ASUS LAPTOP which came with windows 8 installed.
When i tried to restart after installing Gtalk i got this message.

"failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes. do not turn off your computer "

I got this on last friday i.e the 6th of june, ever since i am not able to do anything with my laptop. I dont have windows 8 dvd as well.

How do i re boot it?
Model number : Asus 15634 Laptop Intel Core i3

I also tried pressing the power button for 15 secs , still no luck
Tried f8 f9 and windows + r and windows+ X keys no luck

Answer:failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes!

Hi Diva,
had the same prob after restore factory settings.

I let it run for about 2 hours it finally reverted, after about 7/8 tries

After you are up and running go

Controlpanel>windowsUpdate>troubleshoot, to clear any errors

Roy

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I've been stuck on this screen for awhile now and its quite annoying. I just got this laptop about a week ago and haven't really done much on it. I recently did put a whole bunch of pictures on it though that I really don't want to lose, that would be really terrible really. Anyway, this screen won't go away, all I did was try to update it to Windows 8.1 cause a message popped up saying to do that from the computer settings button that you find on the charm bar. I did try turning it off and on because another forum said that that worked for them. Then after restarting it came right back to this screen. But I literally can't do anything because it's stuck on this screen! Any advice?

Answer:Failure configuring Windows updates/ reverting changes/

I hope that you still have the backup of your pictures.

Your problem is not very clear, it looks like you are talking about two different things. There is no popup that will tell you to update to Windows 8.1 by "saying to do that by the computer settings in the charms bar", it just isn't done that way.

The best bet would be to use the recovery partition in your computer to reset to original factory conditions, see your computer manual on how to proceed.

When done install all the windows updates then go to the Windows Store to get and install the Windows 8.1 update.
Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

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Win 8 Pro, 86There is no way I can go through an update I keep getting a "failed "message after attempting installation. On reboot the comp hangs when trying to configure and I have to reboot which ultimately gives the message "failure configuring windows update, reverting changes, do not turn off your computer. I also tried to install multiple updates manually and I get the same problem every single time.My Win 8 install was an upgrade from Win7.I'm really stuck and would appreciate your help.Arturo

Answer:Can't install Win 8 updates - Failure Configuring Windows

Contact Microsoft - they deal with that type of problem every day.

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Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Yesterday I did a clean OS install on my SSD. Then a list of "Important Updates" appears during shutdown. 151 updates. So I let the machine run them and went to bed for the night. Got up this morning and turned on the computer. Failure Configuring Windows Updates Reverting ... do not turn off machine. So I waited. Finally the desktop comes back on. Now 1 update remains to be installed.

I am early in enough on the OS install that I have no problem doing the OS install all over again. Does anyone think that extreme is necessary?

Also, this ordeal with "Windows Updates" - are the "Updates" that important to the successful running of the OS?
 

Answer:Failure Configuring Windows Updates - Reverting ...

Greetings Dekade.

How is the machine running? If there are no obvious problems, then IMO I'd let it ride - I've often found that if you let the "Update Madness" settle down for a few days, Microsoft tends to sort through the myriad choices and pretty much offers what you need.

If, however, you sense that something's amiss then do start over - and this time, instead of the mass update installation be picky about what you load. Install an update or three, verify, then move to the next batch. Tedious, I know, but it is Windows we're talkin' about.

And yes, the updates are important - critical in some cases, especially security fixes.
 

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This is a message that could piss off the Pope.  I'm reloading computers and doing massive amounts of updates, as many as 210 at a time, and sometimes I get this message.  And it doesn't take out just the defective update, it takes out ALL the updates done in that session!
 
Is there a way to fix this problem or minimize the amount of time wasted on it?
 
I always run the Microsoft 50123 fixit before updating.  Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't.
 
What causes this enormous time-waster?

Answer:Failure configuring Windows updates, reverting changes.....

Try running the system readiness tool before the updates. It's a kludge but you could run approx 20 updates at a time. That way the most it could take out would be 20.
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821

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I have a IdeaCentre B540 when I'm trying to update to Windows 8.1 a get a message saying Failure configuring Windows update.  How do I get pass this message so I can upgrade to windows 8.1
 
Thanks
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity

Answer:B540 - Failure configuring Windows Updates - Windows 8 to windows 8.1

hi Geam79,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Can you try the following:
1. Run this Windows Update Automated Troubleshooter to fix common Windows Update errors.
2. If the Failure configuring Windows update appears then does a roll back then there's likely a problem with one of the updates that are getting installed.
 
To isolate, set Windows Update to "never check for updates" (see this guide)  then install them one by one (oldest ones first) or by group of two, three, or five and observe.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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My laptop had a boot failure . I do not have OS image with me . The laptop came with pre-installed Windows 8 . How can I install and activate OS on my laptop without having OS image with me . Thanks in advance

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It's been about two months since i last used my laptop and for some reason i haven't been able to successfully update windows. I have tried SURT but with no success. I have my CBS linked on this post, hopefully that will be enough to diagnose what is going on with my laptop.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zmg412yevdp5lra/CBS.zip?dl=0

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Failure Configuring windows updates Reverting changes Issue

Bump

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I've seen a ton of these threads but all the advice seems to be "do this thing on your computer" and as the issue is the screen is stuck on "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes" and I am unable to get past it to log in, that advice isn't
all that relevant to me.
My laptop was hard reset in the middle of trying to shut down for updates because the battery was low and it became fully depleted before I noticed. It was stuck on "preparing to configure windows, don't turn off your computer" for about 6 hours. So I tried
rebooting it in safe mode. When it loaded it said the same thing, then rebooted its self and brought its self back into normal mode, this time displaying "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes. Don't turn off your computer". It's been 3 hours
now. Do I just wait it out...?
Acer Timeline X notebook computer, windows 7 64bit.
As an aside: Lol I guess I should get a mac...?

Answer:Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes. Unable to log on.

I suggest you attempt a boot recovery/repair. Do you have the original install disc?

No need to reinstall the OS yet, but if you have the CD you can repair the files that are causing the boot loader to fail, this may be installed on the HDD by the manufacturer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7
The System Recovery Options menu contains several tools, such as Startup Repair, that can help you recover
Windows from a serious error. This set of tools is on your computer's hard disk and on the
Windows installation disc.

And no, this is not a good enough reason to switch to mac!  ;)

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My HP laptop is stuck on Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes, do not turn off your computer blue screen.

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cumulative security update for internet explorer 11 for windows 7 for x64-based systems
is the error I get when I try to install it, I've tried fix it, system readiness tool, registry fixers, registry reset, and still I get it, but I've done a lot of research and the only conclusion I can come up with is I have corrupted something I don't know. Please don't answer if your going to give me a link for "Checking" updates error 8007002. This is only happening to this specific update.

Answer:Failure Configuring windows updates, Reverting changes Error

Ok when I restart my computer to configure updates, it goes up to 90% and then says that. But it reboots again and tries to configure a second time but still says failure, it does this 3 times and then I can log in. I think it may have something to do with the error (on my other thread) I have on a update and its affecting this, but I don't know what the problem is. If you see the picture, imagine seeing that one time and it reboots and says that 2 more times. That's what's happening to me.

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This has been going on for a while now, but I've finally gotten tired of it. At first I was worried that it was my hard drive, but someone told me this is a known issue with Windows 7.

When I boot into Windows, I get a message saying that there was a failure configuring updates and that it is reverting the changes. Then it reboots and it tries to apply the updates, this time on a black screen. Lately it's been taking literally ten minutes on the third boot-up (where it gives the "percent complete" info on the same screen as in the first picture) before I can get into Windows.

Is there a way to fix this? What do I do?

Answer:Failure configuring Windows updates, reboot loop

Once it's reverted, are you able to get into Windows OK?

If so,
Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and postthe requested data

If thefile is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files untilthe final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately afterzipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for anumber of reasons)

Pleasealso post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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My laptop is stuck in the startup and every time I restart or try to press alt F8 it wont go to safe mode whatever, its been a couple of hours and I'm using windows 8 or maybe 8.1 not sure which but could you give me solutions for both.
 

Answer:Stuck in loop : failure configuring windows updates.

Is the computer continually trying to install Windows updates? Or will it just endlessly try to boot?
 

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My HP laptop is stuck on Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes, do not turn off your computer blue screen.  The system would not configure after installing microsoft office.The system will not go to the desktop so all the suggestions about system restore and fixes via the desktop are impossible.  No matter how many times it try's, it restarts, goes to the HP screen, and goes back to the blue failure configuring windows updates  screen.  The system came preloaded with Windows 8, so no boot disk available.  Anyone please help

Answer:HP laptop stuck on Failure configuring Windows updates

Hello @ford17 , Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand your notebook failed a Windows update and will no longer boot.  There is actually a document published by Microsoft for this exact issue. Have a go at it and let me know if you need any help with any of the steps or if it does (or doesn't) resolve your issue: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" error when y.... I look forward to your reply!

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Hello everyone,

After a BSOD and utter failure to boot (presumably a critical OS file damaged) I ran the recovery tools for a total factory reset.

Connected to the internet and worked for an hour or two, then tried a reboot. Windows update had 104 updates to process. It did them, then "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer"

MS help here says this should take half an hour. After 90 minutes it has rebooted 5 or 6 times. It keeps reverting to the same "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" message. Looks like it might want to reboot through each of those 104 updates.

I'm going to repeat the factory reset and the FIRST thing I will do is disable updates. I'm going to see how long I can work without any updates.

I recommend this for light reading. It is dated, but the same 'ole same 'ole continues.

Idiota.

===============
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
? Oscar Wilde

Answer:Failure configuring Windows updates from clean install

You could try and download and install them a few at a time, say in batches of 20? Sometimes does the trick.

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Hello everyone, I recently upgraded my mobo, cpu and gpu. Because of the mobo upgrade, I also reformatted my harddrive and installed a clean copy of windows  7 64-bit. On the first night, after prompting a shutdown, windows installed about 200 updates. No problem, it did all that in about 2 hrs and computer shut off. After another full day of use, windows again prompted about another 200 updates which took another 2 hours to do and computer shut off no problem. 
This morning when booting computer up, the loading screen displayed "Failure configuring windows updates. Reverting changes." for 3 hours until it finally rebooted by itself. However, it just went back to this screen.
 
I have tried rebooting the system in safe mode but it just brings me back to the same "Failure configuring windows updates. Reverting changes" screen. I googled this issue and a lot of fixes seemed to involve the user being actually able to load their windows and applying a wide range of fixes such as manually installing smaller batches of updates or performing a system restore.  But I can't do any of that because I'm stuck on this loop!
my specs:
cpu: AMD FX-8350
mobo: MSI 990FXA
gpu: MSI R9 280 4GB
ram: G.Sniper 8 GB (2x4gb 1600mhz)
HDD: HGST hds721050CLA362
 
I do have to disclose that I was not able to install all the drivers for my mobo because the mobo did not have a pin connector for my cd drive. I tried downloading them from MSI's driver page but half of them did not co... Read more

Answer:Stuck on ~failure configuring windows updates~ (loops)

If you have Windows 7 Setup DVD or you can create Bootable Windows 7 USB Flash Drive you can download the Windows 7 ISO from Microsoft website you will need valid Windows 7 product key to download the Windows 7 ISO image.Windows 7 Recovery Environment has the System Restore tool you can try restoring Windows OS to working date.
You can also try Startup Repair tool from Windows 7 Recovery Environment.

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Hi.
I've had this problem for about a week now, my laptop is stuck in a loop after configuring updates (granted it was alot of updates) upon restarting the laptop after the updates where completed I was stuck on this screen. "Failure configuring windows updates Undoing changes Don't turn off your computer" it has been stuck like that for days now. I thought I could just leave it to do its thing but it's taking far to long and I kinda need my laptop for uni.
For the sake of being through its a old Samsung laptop (not sure the specific model) around five years old now, but not too slow. It's running on Windows 8 (as far as I can tell it's just 8 not 8.1) if that helps and the screen won't let me do anything, like at all I can move the mouse and change volume and brightness.
I've tried manually restarting and booting into safe mode via f8 and shift+f8 and esc and ctrl alt delete, etc. I also don't have a windows 8 recovery disk (like I said the laptop is five years old at least) so I can't backup using that and I don't even know if the disk drive still works.
I hope anyone can help I'm getting kinda desperate now if my only option is booting off of a disk then I'll need to go pick one up and pray to God the disk drive still works.
Thanks for reading this long message.
Harry

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Hi.  i am using lenovo y 500.i upadted the drivers from windows update but when i restatred my system there is a message "failure configuring windows updates reverting changes".the message is continously displaying every time my laptop restarted its been 3 hours..i tried hard reset also..but nothing worked.I can even enter bios or sign in screen.can any one help me?i even tried windows tech  support but they said they can to do any thing..

Answer:Failure configuring Windows Updates - Windows 8

hi bharatazmera,
 
You may want to check this article for the solution.
 
If you get the same problem, try to:
1. Go to the Update History and check what are the updates that failed then post them here
 
- Link to picture
- Link to picture
 
2. Install the Windows Updates manually (1, 2, or 3 updates at a time and old ones first) then observe.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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all windows secutity updates are failing to install and windows help says contact supplier 

Answer:Failure configuring Windows Updates - Windows 8

hi petermchugh1949,
 
Can you consider installing the Windows Updates one by one (preferrably oldest ones first) and observe.
 
Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards
 

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II wiped and did a fresh re-install of a think edge series pc. all is ok, except, it has massive issues getting windows updates. its running windows 8, 64bit. when checking for updates, it shows the "checking for updates" , but never reaches the "select updates to install" option.usually the "checking for update" bar, freezes after anout 10 minutes. can anyone advise on how i can get the OS updated.     

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my nitropro 8 doesnot work

Answer:Failure configuring Windows Updates - Windows 8

Hi Appalacharyulu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Before I go forward can you please provide me some more information for the better understanding regarding nitro pro8 not working.
 

What version of nitro pro have you installed in your machine?
Have you tried installing to the latest version of nitro pro?
Do you get any error message?

 
Please provide the above details at the earliest for the further assistance.
Thank you, Have a good day.
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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hi all,I have the Lenovo h520s desktop and I cannot install any of my windows 8 updates .. they jus fail and revert back to old system.I have checked nitro pdf but I do not have this on the computer.. anymore ideas what could be the problem and any solutions?

Answer:Failure configuring Windows Updates - Windows 8

hi ll,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to verify, have you tried installing the Windows Updates one at a time? or install the oldest update first then the newer ones?
- Link to picture
 
Also, check if you can install the Windows Updates in this order:
 - Critical Updates
 - Important Updates
 - Security Updates
 - Optional Updates
 
In most cases, the Windows Update needs a prerequisite update so that the other updates can install.
 
 
Regards

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An automatic update on my HP laptop failed and is now stuck on failure to configuring windows update and if I turn it of and on it goes right back
Plz help
 

Answer:Windows 8.1 failure configuring windows updates

So which particular update is it failing on? Have to tried installing updates individually?
 

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One of our Windows 7 shows  "Failure configuring Windows updates.
Reverting changes" after installing Updates. I have follow this article to troubleshoot it.

"Failure configuring
Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not
...
Nov 1, 2013 ... "Failure configuring Windows updates.
Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" error when you try to install Windows updates.

support.microsoft.com

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949358.


Now, it seens the Windows passes the "Failure configuring
Windows updates. Reverting changes" message, but it stays "shuting down" forever (The first time, I let it run for a couple days, and the second time I let it run for week). Any suggestions?



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Hello all, I need some help, I am having an issue with 2 workstations.

1 Physical Windows 7 Pro x86
1 Virtual Windows 7 Pro x64

When I try to install the update KB3185330 the workstation reboots and eventually I get the message on the screen "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" error when you try to install Windows updates.

I did run the MS fix it tool and I still get the error.

Any ideas?

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Our Lenovo Y-580 has been trying to configure windows updates for the past several hours. It will not start up. It will always go to the Lenovo splash, then tries to configure windows updates. After a minute or two, we get the message 'Failure configuring WIndows updates/Reverting Changes/Do not turn off your computer." Eventually it will seem to finish, and then restart on its own, but only for the process to repeat itself. We do not have a second computer running windows 8 with which we could make a boot disk or restore disk, which would probably allow us to bypass this. All our other PCs are Win7. According to a thread here ( http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Failed-configuring-windows-update-y580/td-p... ) installing KB2647753 before anything else will fix this error message. I can't for the life of me figure out how to do this because we can't get out of this error screen into windows in order to install the particular update. Any suggestions? 

Answer:Lenovo y580 will not start up - failure configuring windows updates

Problem resolved itself, it just took several cycles  to fix itself.

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When I shutdown a Windows 7 update 1 of 1 is installed, however, when I log on again configuring of the update fails part way through and I get a message "Failure Configuring Windows Update". What could be causing this please?

Answer:Failure Configuring Windows 7 Update

A lot of problems arise from setting Windows Update to automatically update.
You may prefer to change this setting.
Select Start, All Programs, Windows Update, Change Settings.
Under Important Updates is a box showing the current setting.
Click on the Arrow down to the right and change the selection to “Check for Updates but let me choose whether to download and install them” and click on OK.
You could also download and run the System Update Readiness Tool from this [LINK] and choosing your version of Windows.

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Failure configuring windows updates cycling over and over. No other screen comes up.

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Win8 Pro.
I ran update and tried to install 2 important items and on reboot I got the message "Failure configuring Windows update".
Please advise.

Answer:Failure configuring Windows update

Win8 Pro.
I've been running Win 7 Home Premium for years and decided to give Win 8 a shot and as such I ran an upgrade (non clean install) which went through perfectly.
Eventually,I ran update on Win 8 and tried to install 2 important items, but on reboot I got the message "Failure configuring Windows update".
Considering this issue I decided to run a "refresh", which was supposed to keep intact all my configuration and programs, but it didn't. The original Win 7 setup from which I upgraded to Win 8 was completely wiped out.
Luckily, I had an image backup which I restores successfully.
I'd like your expert opinions on this matter.

Arturo

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Hello one and all, I am new to this forum and of course having a issue. I am new to Windows 8 with a new Asus X550E series computer. When I try to do an update to 8.1 it says and I quote "Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes Do not turn off you computer." I have called Asus tech support but find them not to be much help. Any thoughts on this will be greatly appreciated.

Marty

Answer:Failure configuring Windows update

Were all Windows Updates for Windows 8 installed before trying to update to Win 8.1?

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Hi,

I was hoping if I could get some help with my issue regarding windows update. I have a HP laptop running on Windows 7 Pro. The problem it's having is that it keeps saying I have windows update to install. During the update installation, I received a message " failure configure windows update. revert changes...

It's been doing this many times. I keep restarting the laptop as well as installing the updates. I even tried to run sfc \scannow from safemode, this did not work either.

I wonder if there is any way of getting around this.

Thank you in advance

Answer:failure configuring windows update

  
Quote: Originally Posted by associates


Hi,

I was hoping if I could get some help with my issue regarding windows update. I have a HP laptop running on Windows 7 Pro. The problem it's having is that it keeps saying I have windows update to install. During the update installation, I received a message " failure configure windows update. revert changes...

It's been doing this many times. I keep restarting the laptop as well as installing the updates. I even tried to run sfc \scannow from safemode, this did not work either.

I wonder if there is any way of getting around this.

Thank you in advance


Last week, I got a critical update......and it installs. But when I start my computer now it says 'configuring update 0%' but it never proceeds to any other percentage, then it rolls back to previous version. I'm trying to figure out why this is happening.

I use a Dell all-in-one computer, like this one......
Inspiron One 19 Desktop Details | Dell

Every day I have to sit through the 0% message until it runs into the same problem it did the day before.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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I need your help guys:
What we did is:
shutdown computer
drain flee power.
plug in power cable.
turn on computer.
went back to failure configuring windows update reverting changes.
unplug power cable.
reconnect and then turn on computer.
got a black screen.
got the configuring windows again.
force power off computer again.
turn on computer got the hp logo.
went to preparing windows update and then reverting update again.
retry to force fail computer by draining flee power.
drain flee power again try process 4 times.
turn on computer. goes to the HP logo. same thing happened that the computer went to failure configuring windows update reverting changes
followed: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03439317
1. Shut down your computer, then turn on your computer and repeatedly press the esc key until the Startup Menu opens.
2. Begin a System Recovery by pressing F11. If prompted, select your keyboard language type.
3. The Choose an option screen displays. Click Troubleshoot.
goes to i need help immediately.
recovery.
precaution
file back up program.
contact hp support.
no options like advanced options, refresh your pc,
selected precaution:
went to which file type do you want to back up.
picture. video. etc, no option for system restore.    
*upon power on F8 has been tried twice and same thing happens. goes back to failure configuring windows update reverting changes
 

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I have Problem with my laptop Acer Aspire..

Recent update caused my laptop to have infinite loop... and now its still in the loop due to failed update... what am i suppose to do? Ive googled for solutions but the solutions provided asked me to go to the windows and make some changes... However in my case i cant even go inside the windows to do these changes... what are other solutions? please help

Answer:Failure Configuring Windows Update Loop!

Have you tried hitting F8 when you boot windows and selecting last known good configuration?

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Hey all. I'm the lucky winner who is stuck on the failure configuring windows update reverting changes screen. I reinstalled windows 7 64bit the other day and was doing the 211 updates. Well when it powered back on i got this message. If I can get back to my desktop I would do like 15 updates at a time instead of all 211. I've tried safe mode and all I can't get pasted this screen.

Any help

Thanks

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Hello all

Im using W7 x86.
I installed win7 x86 onto my another machine newly.Then I installed necessary important updates manually from Windows update (system and security\windows update) (default selection is : Install updates automatically ( recommended )
Now, my machine cannot start.It gives following error when machine starting up : "Failure configuring windows updates"
After this error machine restart automatically but it doesnt start again.

I pressed F8 button while machine booting up and selected "last known good configuration" and machine start successfully.

Also If I select "never check for updates" option from windows updates machine can start normally.

What is your opinion for fix that problem?

Thank you

Answer:Failure configuring windows update error

I would do a repair install
Repair Install

Backup your data first (just in case)...hopefully this will fix the corrupt files going array in Windows Update

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I have an Asus VivoTab Smart that comes with Windows 8, and before I can do the 8.1 upgrade, I have to install all 112 updates.  This was going just fine until after it rebooted, and now it's been stuck on the "Failure configuring Windows updates,
Reverting changes" screen for about the past 12+ hours.  I restarted it a couple of times by holding down the power button, but it comes right back to the same screen after the Asus splash screen.  Were this a laptop, I know exactly how
to fix it (go to Advanced Recovery Options), but since it's a new tablet that I haven't yet connected its Bluetooth keyboard to, I'm basically stuck.  I can't even boot to a flash drive because that requires a keyboard to get to the boot options.
What can I do?  None of the other forum posts related to this work because I don't have a keyboard attached to it and because the OS isn't loaded (can't get the Charms  bar so I can restart it that way or boot into Safe Mode or anything.)

Answer:Windows 8 tablet stuck on "Failure configuring Windows updates, reverting changes"

All right, I got it figured out - for Windows tablets, holding the Volume Down button while pressing the Power button will give you the Boot Options menu, so I used my 4-port USB hub (tablet has one micro USB port) and plugged in both a Windows 8 recovery
disk flash drive and a USB keyboard and mouse and did a System Restore from there.  Updates are still taking eons to install, but at least it's working now.

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I am using the automatic updates feature for Windows Updates. I think I have it set to update at about 4:00 a.m. I am not normally on my computer at that time, but when I am it is because I am working on a very important project. Therefore, I cannot afford to have my computer shut down with no notification. On XP, I would at least recieve a warning that my computer was about to configure updates, then I had the opportunity to save and close out. In Vista, it justs shuts down whatever I have open to install and search for updates and then provides me with an automatic retreval when my computer reboots- which does not always have everything up to the point of shutdown. How can I get a setting change for a notification before configuration of updates and still maintain my automatic update schedule?
Thanks!!
 

Answer:Can I get Windows Update to notify me before configuring updates?

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Hello,

I'm new to this forum and want to send a shoutout and a Thanks for all that everyone does on here.

I have a Gateway Win 7 64 bit desktop PC, that is having issues with Windows Update.

I guess that I have not been paying attention to my Windows Updates and I have not done a normal shutdown of my PC in a while. There were strorms coming up and I decided to power down. It said configuring updates, do not turn off PC. The next thing I noticed a few hours later, it was on my grey Gateway start up screen saying something along the lines of Failure configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes...." After like three hours, I was back in business. Well, the computer at random times tries to re-run the updates with the same message. Finally, yesterday I searched and found Microsoft's "Windows Update Troubleshooter." I ran it and it said that it fixed all of the updates. I even did a couple of reboots and Windows started normally.

BUT, last night, my wife noted that it said that the computer needed to reboot to allow updates to finish processing and of course, it went through the whole Failure configuring windows upates, reverting and such. Arrgh!

How can I fix this? I thought that the Troubkeshooter tool might work (and iot looked like it did) but then it tried updates just a few hours later.

Thanks for any guidance!
 

Answer:Windows Update Issue - Failure Configuring / Reverting/ Endless Loop

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Ill give you the whole break down If anyone can pleasseee help.

At first my HP laptop froze as I was shutting down. So I manually turned the computer off by holding the power button. Upon turning the laptop back on, I got a message saying windows is updating, but once it got to about 35% it pretty much froze and refused to continue updating or anything. So I again manually switched the computer off holding down the Power. Now upon rebooting again~! now I recieve a message saying Failure Configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes....but now the screen just gets frozen here....and upon shutting down and rebooting now it keeps giving me the failure configuring, reverting changes message.....

Ive tried to enter using Safe mode, but the screen still just gets stuck when giving me that message...

I could really use some advice, or an explanation of what is going on or what I can do.

Any Help would be most definitely gratefully appreciated.

Jay

Answer:Windows 7 "failure configuring windows updates Reverting Changes"

If you have any peripherals plugged in, unplug them before starting the computer. See if the update will finally be successful

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Doing a fresh oem win7 sp1 pro x64 install. After initial setup allowed Windows update to do It's thing (146 updates). Upon reboot I get the message "failure configuring windows updates" Have read extensively re. this issue but, unfortunately, have not found a definitive resolution.

System is dm1-z 4000 CTO (amd 450 apu, 8 GB ram) new hdd. Initially, had installed a new ssd but got the same thing. Thinking that it might be an issue with it, switched to a wd black 500 GB hdd. Same results.

Any ideas?

Answer:Fresh Win7 Install "Failure Configuring Windows Updates"

Hello and welcome Greywolf mate I don't know what the others think but as a general rule I usually do the initial updates in smaller batches.

Have a look at this anyway https://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358

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Hey, everyone. I just found this forum while googling trying to find a solution to my problem, and I'm hoping you'll be able to help. I've tried everything I can think of. My laptop tried to update earlier. It froze mid-update, and then I started getting the "Failure configuring, reverting" thing. I was unable to boot in safe mode, and multiple attempts at a system restore (to all available dates) resulted in failure, saying 'failed to extract the file (D:\Windows\servicing\Packages\PACEF9~1.MUM) from the restore point.' If I can't find a solution to this tonight, I'll be taking it into a repair shop in the morning, but I'm really hoping I don't have to do that.

Answer:"Failure configuring Windows updates."

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MBcompressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file isbelow the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (theforum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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I have a Acer 5600U desktop I purchased with win 8, and then upgraded to win 8.1 and all was fine until about one month ago when I got the virus "Runtime Manager, finding discount" and lots of error problems. I finally go back to Win 8 and load win 8 from the OEM on the hard drive, and that worked fine, then tried to update to win 8.1, and when it reboots it always says "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes, do no turn off system", and then it will reboot to a Win 8 OS, and all appreas to be OK then loading prpgrams, files and etc. I plan to keep what I have now until upgrading to the new Windows 10. hopefully all will be ok again at that time. Do anyone have any suggestions or comments that may help me ? Thanks so much in advance.

Answer:"Failure configuring windows updates..."

Hi,

Here is a free tip when you download software that does not charge money to people who want to use it watch out for any bundeled applications that come along with the "free software" this is the reason why you got infected by that virus.Do not just go through to the installer read carefully what you are allowing to be installed because that bundeled applications is the author of the free software way of making money not so nice if you ask me.Also removing that virus involves editing the registry did you do that ? (note if you formatted your harddrive then all is gone offcource)

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Brand new ideapad 100s 14 that repeats trying to windows update with failure due to drive space.Has rebooted MANY times claiming to "free up enough drive space" (xtra 64gb MicroSD, and 32gb USB do not seem to help situation).These repeated attempts to download and install windows update are all my computer seems to do, making it useless for me to use for anything else.

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I have Win 7 ultimate. For the past few months my computer tries to download the updates and install them automatically, but it does not complete them. I get the error message as above and informs "Reverting the changes". What does this mean and how to fix this problem ?
Thanks for the help.

Answer:Error Message "Failure configuring Windows update"

Hi there, Welcome to Seven Forums!

Please try downloading and installing the KB2647753 update: Download

Once install you may have to reboot once rebooted try checking for Windows updates.

Let us know how you get on,

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After a Windows update and restart the following problem appeared 
When the Windows 7 64 machine is started it boots correctly then immediately goes to a blue "Configuring Windows" screen followed, after a couple of minutes, by the "Failure Configuring Windows Update Reverting Changes" screen. After
around 3 hours this eventually changes to "Shutting down". This has been left overnight and still says "Shutting down". During start up I don't get to the log-on screen and don't have access to any settings. A shared partition on the machine
is visible from other computers and a SQL database can be accessed during the Reverting Changes stage.
I can restart the machine successfully in Safe Mode and have tried a clean boot. Chkdsk has been run. Microsoft Help says use FixIt but FixIt doesn't run in Safe Mode and I can't access the machine after a normal boot to run it then. Diagnostics doesn't
work in Safe Mode. For the same reasons I can't turn off Windows Update or attempt a reinstall. An attempt to restore to a previous version doesn't work giving an 0x80070005 error code.
Reinstalling the OS from disk seems like overkill and a huge investment in time (bringing back up to date and reinstalling software). Surely there must be a way of bypassing or deleting the failed update or the service that is trying to configure it?
Our small business is reliant on this machine so we are quite desperate for a solution.

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Keeps failing, ran sfc /scannow and got the following message:
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
em.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

Logs are attached.

Have done several reboots and sfc /scannow as well as checking programs and features, windows updates but they haven't been installed.

Any help appreciated, PC is running win7 pro sp1 x64.

Error code after trying to install the updates: 80070643

Answer:Failure to update windows with updates KB2977728; KB2998527

SFC shows the following problems...

Code:
Line 7445: 2014-10-28 17:41:57, Info CSI 00000355 [SR] Repairing 6 components
Line 7446: 2014-10-28 17:41:57, Info CSI 00000356 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 7449: 2014-10-28 17:41:57, Info CSI 00000358 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:16{8}]"qdvd.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-DirectShow-DVDSupport, Version = 6.1.7601.18611, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
Line 7452: 2014-10-28 17:41:58, Info CSI 0000035a [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"mstscax.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore, Version = 7.2.7601.18585, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
Line 7455: 2014-10-28 17:41:58, Info CSI 0000035c [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:30{15}]"mstscax.dll.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.2.7601.18361, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, Pub... Read more

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Windows Update on IdeaPad Yoga 13 - Windows 8.1 (64-bit) suggests two optional updates: Conexant - Audio Device - Conexant SmartAudio HD10.01.2014Intel Corporation - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3 - Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000Intel Corporation Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3 software update released in May, 201404.06.2014Should I install those updates or should I keep the original drivers?The original drivers from Lenovo "Drivers and software" section (http://support.lenovo.com/de_DE/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032590) seem to be older/outdated: Conexant Audio Driver for 64-bit Windows 8.65.3.53 10/22/2013Integrated Graphics Driver for 64-bit WindowsWindows 8.1 (64-bit)9.17.10.2843 10/23/2012Intel Video Driver for 64-bit Windows10.18.10.3282 10/22/2013

Answer:Install optional driver updates from Windows Update for IdeaPad Yoga 13?

Windows Update has now another update for "Intel Corporation Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1" and still no updates on the Lenovo site. So I tried the the drivers from Windows Update and it seems that every thing is still working fine.

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My laptop is windows 7 pro

After downloading some updates, it tried to install them.

The machine tries to reboot. It gets to 35% and then says failure configuring updates, reverting changes and the shuts down to restart. This cycle continues endlessly.

Any help is appreciated

Answer:failure configuring updates

Try booting to Safe Mode, or using the Startup repair option.
Once you manage to get back into windows, start with following the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the results.

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Hi,I am having a lot of problems with my Lenovo IdeaPad Y500. There is about 1 week that I can not use my computer properly. The notebook does not complete the boot. I have tried to perform a restore but it could not be completed because I partitioned the hard drive and the OKR button no longer works. After several attempts, I've decided to perform a clean installation of Windows. The installation took ages, about a entire day. I know that this operation takes a good time but it was obvious that it was with a strange behaviour.The operating system was reinstalled but right after the installation, windows notified that there was a problem in one of my hard drives and asked me to backup my data. The error log pointed that the problem was at the Sandisk SSD. Well, right after my first system restart, I was back to the recovery screen again. Everything indicates that I must have a problem with my hard drive. I wonder if anyone has gone through this problem and what you did to solve it. I may be missing some instalation prior to the windows itself. i know that by installing without OKR, I may be missing something. I don't know, anything that helps....  I am also trying to get the notebook for the lenovo support team as it is still on under warranty but my notebook was bought at USA and I live in another country and they do not give any support. (lame) Thanks

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 - SSD Disk Failure

Well, well. Seems that a lot of people are having this problem and that 16GB SanDisk U100 mSATA SSD has just 3/4 months for use.  

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EDIT: Please see my updated information a few posts down.

Hello, I'm having issues on a Windows 7 64 bit system. If the updates install, then upon restart it fails configuration and reverts back. Otherwise the the updates will fail and I get the following when using the windows fix it for windows update tool.

I am running a sfc /scannow currently. The failure code on all the updates is 80200001.

Thanks for any help.

update: the sfc /scannow

"Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

Answer:Windows Updates Fails configuring updates and reverts back

Hi bro,I had the same problem 3 days ago and I have solved the problem so, I think, I can help you,first of all I need to know if you have any antivirus tool intalled on your computer,if it so,[download CLEANER sofware from filehippo.com-it's important]uninstall them,for this action use safe mode by pressing F8 button,when you boot with safe mod you will not be able to uninstall your antivirus,because you have loaded only the drivers that needs safe mod,that's why you must delete your antivirus manually,for best result go to control panel-->folder options-->mark "show hidden files,folders,archives" apply and ok then go to user folder and open AppData\Local\"antivirus folder" and delete it,after this open AppData\Roaming\"antivirus folder" and delete it as well,at the end,you have to delete the main folder of your antivirus,that is installed on C or another drive.for example:C:\Program Files\ESET.After that open cleaner go to REGISTRY and scan for issues and if you get[I am sure you will get errors] any problem,fix them[delete them,you don't need to save registry settings before deleting] after cleaning registry, you have to run cleaner,so, go to software main window and press RUN CLEANER button[it's the last step] and restart your computer with normal mode.Now you can install updates and configure your windows safely.I hope this will help you

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Hi guys,When I first bought this laptop last year, I immediately bought an mSATA SSD and installed Windows 7 onto it.. I would like to go back to Windows 8.1. I heard that there's a Windows 8.1 key emmbedded into the BIOS but I can't figure out how to factory reset my laptop and go back to Windows 8.1 as I wiped my laptop clean when I first got it to install Windows 7.  Any tips and suggestions? All greatly appreciated :]

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Took delivery of a new Asus laptop this morning, plugged it in and followed all the guides, including downloading updates, then had to do a restart to configure the changes. It sat there saying it was configuring for over an hour, then changed it blue screen wording to: 'Failure configuring Windows features. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer'
I have now been staring at that message for over 90 minutes - I am getting a bit bored, anyone got any ideas? Should I thrown the thing in the bin, pack it in its box and send it back, or wait? If the latter, how much longer should I give it?

Answer:Windows 8 message 'failure configuring Windows features, reverting changes' stuck!

Wait.

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I just got my Lenovo Ideapad Y500 back from Lenovo today after it needed its hard drive and motherboard replaced. I turned it on, set it up, and spent a couple hours downloading and installing things, as well as transferring files and uninstalling all the freeware that came with it. I accidentally uninstalled Realtek (my sound driver) and tried reinstalling, but no devices would appear in my sound configuration settings. In any case, I tried restarting and Windows started downloading updates. It had 108 total, and after two hours it finally finished downloading them and then said "configuring updates, don't turn off your laptop" or something to that effect. After a few minutes it said "Failure configuring Windows update. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer." Then after a few minutes of doing that it restarted and now it's stuck on that screen. When I try restarting, the Lenovo icon appears, the screen goes black, then it turns blue and flashes the "configuring updates" screen for a second before immediately returning to "Failure configuring Windows update. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer." I've tried restarting multiple times and this is all that happens now. What should I do? I cannot access any other part of Windows to my knowledge, and I don't know how to access safe mode while starting up, f8 doesn't do anything. Help, please!

Answer:Stuck installing updates (IdeaPad Y500)

one2remember wrote:I just got my Lenovo Ideapad Y500 back from Lenovo today after it needed its hard drive and motherboard replaced. I turned it on, set it up, and spent a couple hours downloading and installing things, as well as transferring files and uninstalling all the freeware that came with it. I accidentally uninstalled Realtek (my sound driver) and tried reinstalling, but no devices would appear in my sound configuration settings. In any case, I tried restarting and Windows started downloading updates. It had 108 total, and after two hours it finally finished downloading them and then said "configuring updates, don't turn off your laptop" or something to that effect. After a few minutes it said "Failure configuring Windows update. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer." Then after a few minutes of doing that it restarted and now it's stuck on that screen. When I try restarting, the Lenovo icon appears, the screen goes black, then it turns blue and flashes the "configuring updates" screen for a second before immediately returning to "Failure configuring Windows update. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer." I've tried restarting multiple times and this is all that happens now. What should I do? I cannot access any other part of Windows to my knowledge, and I don't know how to access safe mode while starting up, f8 doesn't do anything. Help, please!Use one key recovery and restore to factory default. Refer to your user's guide on how to use it. C... Read more

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I keep getting this (image 2) and I am unable to boot at all if I manage to get to safe mode it immediately pops a screen with the first image and it restarts.Honestly I am not that good with computers but I cant afford to wait a week if i give it to someone

plese help!

Answer:failure configuring updates unable to boot

Reboot into System Recovery Options preferably on the disk, then run Startup Repair to see what it finds and if can't resolve the issue.

Normally Startup Repair will automate System REstore, but if it doesn't offer to do so then choose System Restore from the Options list to restore to well before the Updates issue occurred. This should set it back to where it was.

Now install Updates in smaller groups. A Restore Point is set before each group so that if it fails you can roll back. Then install each Update singly until you find the one causing the problem, or perhaps it will resolve itself being installed this way.

Do not be afraid of Windows Updates which problems are one in a million. Be sure you enable Device Installation Settings and then install all Important and Optional until there are no more. This is how the first driver-complete OS delivers its latest drivers.

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So I've had this problem for a couple of weeks now, everytime I reboot my PC to install the updates it will seemingly fail at 100% when configuring the updates "failure configuring updates, reverting back changes" I haven't done any critical changes to my PC, it just suddenly didn't configure the updates correctly. I don't have any third part firewalls or AV programs. I have Windows 8 x64 pro if that's of any use. I also tried to troubleshoot the problem with the windows troubleshooter but it was of no use.
Here's a picture of the update history if that helps: http://tldr.me/11bpbd7.jpg

Answer:Failure configuring updates, reverting back changes

There are too many updates to install at one time. Install 5 at a time, if any cause problems hide them temporarily and continue on to the next batch. It is probable that the .NetFramwork are blocking some of them.

Before doing the above run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help

Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin) and type exactly sfc /scannow

Temporarily disable your Firewall

Now try the updates as specified above.

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