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[SOLVED] win 7-windows updates not installing, reverting back, comp freezing

Q: [SOLVED] win 7-windows updates not installing, reverting back, comp freezing

Ok.
last week i restored my computer to factory default settings. I got the computer in June 2011. Have windows 7 profession 64bit. i fully uninstalled McAfee thinking that it was causing problems. I have Malwarebytes as the only anti virus installed. Will probably reinstall mcafee if all of this is cleaned up. Ive been suffering many blue screens over the past week. When i select windows updates>check for updates via control panel, i am greeted with: 'Windows could not search for new updates, Error(s) found, code 50080005

Solutions ive tried:
- performing a clean boot
- downloaded and used the windows update trouble shooter found here Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000
- downloaded and used System Update Readiness Tool found here System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 . All it did was launch a windows update standalone installer, installed some hot fix (which i did twice) and went no where.
- tried running cmd as admin, running 'sfc /scannow' that tells me 'Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service' so i followed the steps found here How to Fix "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service" Error When Running SFC in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog , but then i got told another system repair was pending which needed a reboot but that didnt do anything.

All of the above things i tried Failed and i still stand with the error code 50080005. In regards to the last step i tried, i do have a pending xml file in my windows>winsxs folder. Its full of an insane amount of text when opened in note pad.

Also, each time before i get to my user log in screen on start up, it says configuration windows updates, loads for a moment, then says configuring windows updates failed, reverting changes, stuff like that.
I am at a loss.
Rhys.

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] win 7-windows updates not installing, reverting back, comp freezing

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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A: [SOLVED] win 7-windows updates not installing, reverting back, comp freezing

Hi, you can either boot from the OS dvd or boot to safe mode and select the "repair your computer" option, select command prompt type:-
dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions (press enter ) restart.

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We are a 3rd party IT provider for over 100 clients and recently we have had in my opinion WAY TO MANY users having the "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes"
The "fix for this is to boot to a windows live cd or usb and rename the cat2 and software distribution folders which is great and all but it takes up to an hour for the changes to revert. Is there a hot fix out there or something that addresses this. 

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get this message: updates not configured correctly, reverting changes.

stuck in a loop, keeps trying to start but wont. safe mode didnt load/work, neither did last known configuration.

any ideas how to get this to boot/work again?

update: trying repair from the install dvd. see if that works.

A:wont boot after installing updates. updates not configured correctly reverting change

Startup repair from the dvd did not work.

I did use this registry defrag program. wonder if that did something to the registry?

Free Registry Defrag

I generally avoid registry cleaning programs because I don't trust them. thought id try it once to see what happened. not sure if this caused the startup issue or something with the windows updates I installed caused it. I did do several restore points. would that help me fix the issue?

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Hi there
I had to revert one of my laptops back to W7 -- need it for work. I'm still using W8 at home etc.

I did a CLEAN re- install of W7 Enterprise X-64 which INCLUDED SP1.

After the install it needed over 120 updates -- even BEFORE installing OFFICE 2010. This was a W7 install which INCLUDED SP1 so if you are reverting to an OLDER copy of W7 you'll need even more updates. !!!

Just warning people in case for one reason or another they revert back to W7 and choose to do a complete re-install -- process could take you longer than you think !!!!

Cheers
jimbo

A:Warning - reverting back to W7 might need a LOT of updates

Why don't you use something like Macrium Reflect FREE Edition to take an image, then renew the image after each set of updates.

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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

A: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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Folks I wud really really need your help! I've a Dell Inspiron Desktop, and it ended up installing new updates that have gone into an infinite loop. I've tried hard reset...no change. Rebooted in safe mode....no change (goes back into that same screen saying Windows is configuring....it fails then goes into reverting for ever. Just to b on the safe side the revert has been going on for more than 48 hrs with. I can't get to any restore mode option. I've tried Safe mode+Cmd propmt but again it goes back to that same infinite reverting back loop.
Please help me!!!

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I'm clean installing Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit on some Dell Vostro 3560 laptops, after installing the drivers I run Windows Update, it detects 200+ critical updates, downloads them and nearly installs them all before I get "Failure To Install
Windows Updates - Rolling Back Windows Updates" and they roll back.
It's been two years or so since I've clean installed Windows 7, is there some prerequisite that's required now that I'm missing?

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My Dell laptop has not been able to install the newest 2018 updates for Windows 7.  A total of 8 fail to install every night.  I have turned off my McAfee firewall to reinstall - failure.  I have tried installing the 6 lesser important &
smaller updates (5 downloaded, 1 failure) only to find that when laptop was restarted all failed to install.  System reverted.  What to do now?  I am NOT a techie and don't want to fiddle around with folders that I am not famiiar with.

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Alright, I'm using this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/

I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I type and of the commands, it tells me it cannot find the file specified. I know they're there. ;_;

I'm going to cry.
 

A:Reverting back to XP via windows.old.

Step 3 says that if you receive that message to move on to step 4 as follows:

Step 4: Copy the contents or move the contents of the Windows.old folder
Note When you type one or more of the commands at the command prompt in the following steps and press ENTER, you may receive the following message:
The system cannot find the file specified.
If you receive this message, go to the next step in this section, and then type the command in that next step.

Type the following commands at the command prompt:
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y c:\windows.old\windows c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y "c:\windows.old\program files" c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y c:\windows.old\users c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y “c:\windows.old\documents and settings” c:\
And, it looks like if you get that same message again, you're supposed to move on to step 5. Its confusing for sure but it looks like you have to figure out exactly where the .old file is supposed to be and get it there if needed. Without seeing or knowing more that's my best guess.
 

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I tried using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I try to do ANY of those commands, it tells me the files cannot be found. I can't rename the Windows 7 files either. ;_; I seriously might cry if I can't revert back to my old installation.

A:Reverting back to XP using windows.old.

I tried using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I try to do ANY of those commands, it tells me the files cannot be found. I can't rename the Windows 7 files either. ;_; I seriously might cry if I can't revert back to my old installation.Did you move the Windows.Old folder from where it was originally created?

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Hello,

Sorry to bother, could someone please help out?

My computer has gotten slowly all of a sudden during the last 2 weeks.

It takes several minutes when trying to open/rename/copy/move/deletes folders/files, and even longer when emptying the recycle bin. Same goes with opening some programs especially FireFox & Winamp.

I also keep getting this message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" It crashes every time I try to play certain videos, copying or moving files.

For the last couple years, I kept getting the message "Your system is low on virtual memory" My current memory is 256MB of RAM, I will buy another bar of RAM soon, still it's not an excuse for the sudden slowness, especially when I don't have powerful programs that requires the upgrade.

I have scanned with SpySweeper and Panda, both detected malware, unfortunately no fixing was done since both require payment to do so.

I scanned then with Ad-Aware, Spybot and AVG and fixed whatever they found.

I do have a log of Panda and screencap of SpySweeper, so if HJT log fails to be useful, I will provide the other 2 logs if requested.

I hope I provided enough information, and many thanks for taking the time to help out!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:23:39 PM, on 5/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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Due to problems with quick books I had to revert from 10 back to7
When I did I had numerous problems with permissions and now I found that windows 7 backup task image is now corrupt
Any help?

A:reverting from Windows 10 back to 7

I upgraded to Windows 10 on July 30th from Win7.
Before I did I cloned my Win7 disk to another spare drive.
I periodically boot into that drive and after a few minutes it tries to Upgrade to Win10 and fails. I want it to stop doing that.
It probably fails because the upgrade files in the download folder are corrupt.
I have uninstalled KB3035583 and hidden it.
How do I stop Windows 7 from trying to upgrade to Windows 10?
I already called Windows Support and they were no help and they had no problems with me running Windows 7 and Windows 10 on the same machine as long as I didn't run them both at the same time (how could I?).

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 Is it possible to uninstall Ubuntu and go back to Win7 if I only have the original Product key and no boot disc? Also the Win 7 was upgraded to Win10 before wiping the laptop.

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DMcD65 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!You said you "wiped" the laptop, so any Recovery information is long gone. Your only recourse at this point is to use something known as HP Recovery Media. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a ... Read more

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I have a laptop bought nine years ago, now running Windows 10 Home version 1903. It is only used when there is a problem with my desktop computer, or when a portable PC is needed. It was originally using Windows 7 but with the present operating system it is almost unusably slow, with boot up 2 mins. 40 seconds and loading imaging software nearly three minutes ? there is only one program loaded at startup ? defender (msconfig). I have the Windows 7 original product serial number and an OEM copy of Windows 7 ? is it possible to revert without buying a new copy of Windows 7, it would then presumably be much quicker ? the lack of future fixes would be acceptable. Or maybe there is a way to make it go faster in Windows 10?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3766 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 306 GB (218 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5742Z
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Its been over 30 days and I completely dispise Windows 10. I dispise it so much I stopped using my laptop because of it. Nothing works. None of the programs I have work with Windows 10. I lost over 5k dollars because of this! I was never told it was not going to work, no warnings, nothing! I was also ripped off by your company after purchasing a 3 year antivirus program which I was just told by the company that handles that, that you only set it up for a year after I paid for 3!!!! I've been completely ripped off and when I tried to talk to someone on the online chat, after being connected, and they gave their greeting, there was no reply after I sent my issue to them!!! This is the worst company I've ever done business with!!! Almost $2000 down the **bleep**ing drain!!! Never again will I ever buy an HP product! NEVER AGAIN!!! And I will talk to my rep to close my business accounts as well!!! If you can't do right by my personal account what makes me think you will do right by my business ones?!!! -Tomas

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Hi, I am trying to reset my laptop back to the original windows 7 it came with from Windows 10. I went on the Microsoft website and even though I have the product / license key they told me that as this came pre installed on my equipment I needed to contact the manufacturer. I have looked and looked on the HP website and I cannot find anything to help me and I do not see why I have to purchase another copy of Windows 7. My laptop doesn't even revert to factory setting as I have tried this several times and I am still stuck with Windows 10. The laptop is my standby as I have a new one but I can't get my old Lexmark printer to work in Windows 10 but it worked fine in Windows 7 so I want to have my older laptop reverted back to windows 7, my new one came with windows 10 as it's only 5 months old. Any help to get Windows 7 back on my laptop would be appreciated and I would have thought that HP would and should be able to help.

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Last year I got windows 7, and installed it on my computer. My computers performance went way down. I have a 2000 HP with upgraded ram and graphics, and a new fan. It was stupid to upgrade, but i was naive. My computer didnt come with discs for windows xp, and I have no way to revert back. Is there any way to go back to XP from windows 7?
 

A:Reverting back to Windows XP

We will need the HP model ID found on a label on the back of a tower type or underneath a laptop type.

Take a look here for help locating the model

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/findModel?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us
 

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Hello, fellas. I'm using a laptop with dual-boot between Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and Linux Mint 17.3 (Rosa). It was working like a charm with these two together, but one day, I turned my computer on, and chose "Windows 7" as the boot option. The boot screen loaded fine, but then, I got to the logon screen, and it was saying "Please wait.." It said that it was configuring Windows, but then, it says "An error occurred while installing updates, reverting changes.". I just waited for 2 hours, and guess what? Bam. It got into a loop. I had to turn it off with the physical button, and tried to load in Linux Mint. It worked perfectly. I tried to go to Windows' Safe mode, and it didn't work. It got to the loading drivers thingy, and froze after it "loaded" the drivers, and a weird line appeared on the top of the screen.. Is it a virus, or did I screw something up? By the way, I'm using Mint to write this.
~Gum

A:"An error occurred while installing updates, reverting changes."

Do you have a backup image of the Windows partition? If so I would restore from that image and turn automatic updates off. The more stuff you have booting off one physical HD the more hassle when stuff goes wrong. In the old MBR days I had a 486 with a SCSI and an EIDE drive running Dos, Windows 3.0, OS/2 and Linux with several custom kernels. First it booted to Boot Magic, then if you selected Red Hat it loaded the Grub menu.

I juggled all that with no image backup program. It is much easier if you have image backups to bail you out. There are quite a few excellent free ones. These days the main fly in the ointment is GPT and if the Linux ones that say they support GPT really do in practice when you start doing multiple OS things.

Is your HD GPT based or MBR?

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Yeah i have a computer using Windows XP Home Edition. Its a pretty old desktop, about 8 years old. I want to revert my desktop to the factory default settings but im having some trouble. I press F8 at the startup and when i get to the Advanced Boot screen, the factory default setting is not available. I may not have the option on my computer, but i have also tried running my XP Home Edition disk to try to do a clean install, i set the computer to boot from CD-ROM in BIOS and start the computer with the disk in but nothing happens, it starts like normal. Then i downloaded the XP installation to the floppy disks and tried to boot from a floppy. The Windows Setup screen appeared but when i put the 2nd floppy disk in (theres a total of 6) i get an error. Im thinking this might be because the floppy disks i have are 1.40 mb and the setup calls for 1.44mb, but im not sure if that .04mb is messing things up. So is there something im doing wrong or something else i can do to revert my computer back to factory settings. My computer is a NVIDIA AWRDACPI, im not sure if thats what my computer is or if thats just the motherboard model, but thats the only information i could find on my desktop. Any feed back would be appreciated. Thank you

A:[SOLVED] Trouble Reverting Back To Factory Default

and welcome to the Forum

When you boot from the installation disc, do you see a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD" ?

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I am working with Windows 7, and I am trying to revert back to IE7, I have tried reseting thru the tool menu and going to internet options and reseting, but that does not not work!

Tried reinstalling IE7 but error came up saying IE7 is not supported on this operating system.

Also tried turning off IE8 so it would revert back to IE7, but after restarting there is no internet browser available at all.

any suggestions!

thank you
 

A:troubleshooting reverting back to IE7 in windows 7

IE7 is not compatible with Win7. Windows 7 came with IE8, so you can't go backwards.

If you are having compatibility issues, you can click the little "broken page" next to the URL in the address bar and refresh the page, or you can download a different browser to see if it's an IE issue.

Of course you can also upgrade to IE9 as well.
 

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Hi all,
I upgraded; no, downgraded to Windows 10 - I guess you get what you pay for.

2 Days later I downgraded but with a clean install of my Win 8.1 Pro. In the updates it still installed the KB "important" update even though I hid it. After reboot the rotten icon was back again - that hamburger thing - so I uninstalled the KB 303 cannot remember the rest, but the icon is gone and no gmx.exe is on my system

Is there a way via regedit to stop it ever doing it again? I might upgrade when it no longer looks like a beta version and bugs are ironed out, but at the moment I loathe it with a vengeance.

Am I the only one who likes windows 8.1 and the metro screen? I find it useful across devices for the work I do.

Anyway, thanks in advance for any answers

A:Will Windows 10 Upgrade After Reverting Back To Win 8.1

Just hide the update if it shows up in updates again. You have to delete the GWX folder, if the Uninstall does not remove it.

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Hello Everyone,

I have successfully installed an Android Skin Pack. I did a system restore before the installation though. However, since I didn't like the details much, I used a System Restore and reverted the settings. Some of the icons are left and I want to revert them back to its usual state. I hope you can support me regarding this matter.

Thank you and Good Day!


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A:Reverting Windows 7 Icons Back

Welcome to Seven Forums neirudokuro. I'd suggest running the System File Checker:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

This will of course also disable all 3rd party themes until you repatch your system. A Guy

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I'm using Windows XP SP2 and with the classic interface style. For some reason, though, Windows reverts back to the XP style whenever I reboot. I've checked my startup programs (both in startup menu and registry/RUN) but it's all clean there. What could be causing this problem?

One thing to note: only the style gets reverted on reboot, all the other interface appearance settings (font size, window color, desktop background, menu animation, etc.) remain intact.

TIA

A:Windows reverting back to XP style

1st off what are you using classic for. lol
2nd off how do you log onto your user name
and are you an administrator on your computer

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Hi, I've been reading a lot the last few hours about the Free Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 & 8.1 users, but so far no one has answered the question about downgrading if there's problems or if you just don't like it....

So, if I upgrade to Windows 10 when it's released, and find I can't get along with can and I then uninstall it and re-install Windows 7 with my original licence key?
 

A:Reverting back from the Windows 10 Upgrade?

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Is a revert back to windows vista from windows 7 WHILE still keeping your files and settings possible?

I need to do this as i cant dual boot because Vista wont let me shrink my 286GB partition past 9GB.
 

A:Reverting back to Vista from Windows 7

Did you install Windows 7 in a dual boot setup or installed Windows 7 over Windows Vista?

You need to backup your files in C:\Users\<username> and and other settings to an external hard disk or CD/DVD. Then you can reformat the drive and reinstall Vista.

Usually settings can be transferred from an old OS to a new OS or from the same OS but not backwards from a new OS to an old OS due. In this case I would say no.

You can back up files such as documents, pictures, email, music and so on but not settings, they will have to be done from scratch
 

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Hi to all forum members. I have just now upgraded my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5542G laptop to Windows 10. I do know that I can revert back to Windows 7 and then re-activate Windows 10 at a later date. My question is, if I do revert back to Windows 7 then do a factory reset on my laptop back to factory settings, would I still be able to re-activate to Windows 10 at a later date?
regards, Ron

A:Question about reverting back to Windows 7

Originally Posted by ronfrew


Hi to all forum members. I have just now upgraded my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5542G laptop to Windows 10. I do know that I can revert back to Windows 7 and then re-activate Windows 10 at a later date. My question is, if I do revert back to Windows 7 then do a factory reset on my laptop back to factory settings, would I still be able to re-activate to Windows 10 at a later date?
regards, Ron



Positively yes.

Once you have windows 10 installed and activated, you have the Digital Entitlement. That is good for the life of your computer.
Going back to Win 7 and factory reset makes no difference. (Provided you do not change motherboard.)
You are still entitled to re-install Windows 10 in the same computer any time you want and as often as you want.
There is no time restriction as to when you want to re-install.

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Hi,
Since last few months we are facing issues with several Windows Clients that we are getting error message " failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes". We are pushing patches using a central tool and in some of the PC's we are getting
these errors. We have tried the following steps but issue is not resolved.

Run Checksur tool  and windows update readiness tool in the affected system logging with Admin ID and connected to raw internet. It worked for two days and then again the same issue continues.Run the Micosoft Fixit troubleshooter in the affected systems. Even after running successfully the problem continues.All steps mentioned in following steps

          
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/failure-configuring-windows-updates
             https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/949358
I have checked the logs and found the Windows Update errors with event ID 20 and error code as
0x800f0826

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Every time I startup this computer, Its toshiba labtop and Im running vista. Im not as familiar with vista yet as I am XP. So anyways, its suddenly the last few weeks always trying to update to restart and update these 1 of 3 updates and if you just did it when its done and restarts its asking to restart and redo it again? So everytime I restart it or turn it back on it goes through this whole process of configuring updates 1 of 3 takes 10 - 15 minutes thenafter its done and you think its gonna start up it says "Your computer was unable to start"
Startup repair will check your system for problems ...etc.
That process takes about another 15 min. Then it'll start up but it'll tell me it needs to restart and configure new updates???
Around the same time the computer started doing this, I started getting popups and freezing and not respondings all the time. It gets beteer then worse. Irun disc cleanup and defragmenter all the time, I clean temp internet files out, Im not sure if I got a bug or what. The same time it started doing that it stopped letting me connect to the wireless interenet without mt little usb adapter. I have wireless on this laptop and never needed the adapter but suddenly it wont connect without it. I got another laptop that connects to the same internet perfect with no problem so I know its not the router thing. Can anyone help? I have used combofix on a HP desktop with XP before so I know how it goes but im just not familiar with vista. I hope I do... Read more

A:Vista Startup Repair/freezing comp/updates constantly

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:59:25 PM, on 10/3/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\System32\smss.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\Windows\system32\services.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.... Read more

A:Windows 7 reverting to old format while freezing

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Hi everyone-

After backing up my files from Vista, I
Installed Win 7 Ultimate six weeks ago.

Since then, I had to use "System Restore" about five times. The issue is that sometimes on booting, my HP desktop reverts back to "freshly installed version of Win7".

All my files , photos, bookmarks, etc are gone, so I have to use
system restore to a 'Windows Update' date.

This happened yesterday, even after booting Win 7 okay
at first, the numbers lock came on, I turned it off, and the computer reverted back to a new install of Win 7 again.

I had no problems as this with Vista.

Can anyone help me?

A:Windows 7 keeps reverting back to fresh install!

You can not do a fresh install of windows 7 unless you are using the disc,what do you mean by a fresh install,do you mean when system restore has complete all your files and settings have gone from what they were/?

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Hi,
Here at work we need to set a particular DNS addresses for our internet to work.
All of our computers' network adapters have the Obtain IP address automatically checked, and use the following DNS servers:
122.49.191.252
122.49.191.253
(Adam internet, for those of you in Adelaide )
However, there is one particular Windows 8 Laptop that no matter what we do, reverts back to "get the DNS automatically." which makes the internet not work on there.
What is bizzare is that during the morning and day it is OK and around 5PM it starts to cut off. Not sure if this has anything to do with peak users or Adam Internet but that is beside the point.

How can we fix this TCP/IP properties issue?
We run it off a dynadock so initially I thought it was that adapter somehow reverting back to original setting, But I tried the DNS setting on the onboard adapter and also the WiFi adapter, and they all go back to automatic setting, as soon as you click OK and Close.

Please help!
Thanks

A:TCP/IP setting on windows 8 reverting back to automatic

My initial thought is (and I've just woken up so...) it's a piece of software that's being run or is running in the background that is resetting the DNS information.

have you tried running it in safe mode , setting the DNS in the period you usually have issues and see if then resets back ?

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i have just recently restarted my computer and when i booted up it had reverted to windows clasic style when it was windows xp style before the reboot. it has been doing this for awhile but usually i can just system restore it and it starts working again but not this time it stayed at windows classic theme and when i go into the control panel to change it back under display, the xp style isnt there anymore and when i change the theme back it just restores the default background on the desktop. can someone please help me get my windows xp style back?
 

A:WinXP Reverting back to Windows classic???

Unzip the following file to your desktop. Then double click on the .reg file and at the prompt, allow it to merge into the registry. That should restore the XP style theme.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/Resources.zip
 

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A few weeks ago I upgraded to Windows 10 after which Windows Live Mail and Photo Gallery wouldn't operate fully. Windows 10 also wouldn't recognize my Media Storage Card Reader. I reverted back to Windows 7 and now I can't send e-mails using Live Mail
and Photo Gallery shuts down after a few minutes . I've tried to un-install and re-install Windows Essentials but it wont un-install.

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every saturday my laptop wants to update, but and the end of the process it says failure and it will revert to old changes at the end of stage 3. also I cannot see my cd/dvd drive anymore. it opens and lights up when a disc is inserted but will not show up on computer
 

A:windows vista updates reverting

Go here:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/945a75f0-30b1-4fec-b094-aba8dff91e3b
 

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Hi

I work for one of the biggest PC retailers in the UK, everyday i setup counltess laptop and towers, these include pre-set up ones that are ready to use when the customer buys and also software setups for customers (such as personlisation, backup to usb, install all updates, create user names and email addresses, install office and anti-virus and register them)

now on most of the laptops (and it only happens on windows 8) is that when its installed all updates in windows then it needs restarting, what happens is it gets to 99% (on the boot screen) and then states "failure to configure updates. reversing changes please wait!) again this is during reboot and not within windows itself...also happens when using LAN

this can take as long as 1 hour, sometimes more - the strange thing is though is AFTER its happened 9/10 if you retry it and download and install all the updates it will work..its rare it doesn't on the 2nd try

Now this seems to happen more on ASUS LENOVO and SONY laptops and some HP's - the rest like COMAPQ, PACKARD BELL and ACER seen to be ok...as far as i can recall, i only work part-time but its all I do and have done so for 9 months, at xmas 2013 I setup some 400 laptops, and probably do about 30 per week currently, these are all fresh from manufacturers and need setting up.

to me it seems to be some bug in the windows 8 software - MS have confirmed this happens but their only advice is to use system restore or reset...thats passing ... Read more

A:Serious windows 8 bug - issue reverting updates

Hi Snadge,
had this issue on my Asus lappy took about 2/3 hours to reset.
didn't bother looking for a reason but there might possibly be answer in the events log.
(windows>application or setup)

Roy

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Hi there,

I turned on my laptop today, and I got the message "Windows failed to configure updates, reverting changes' at the logon screen, and it just loops there forever, even if i leave it there for like an hour. I can't shutdown or restart, unless I power it down.

I tried to boot into safe mode, but i can't do that either, I get the same message, and last known configuration doesn't work either.

I go to system restore, and it just fails on every system restore image. says something about failing to extract a different file each time, and the registry could not be copied on one of them.

It won't let me run a SFC /scannow check either, and I just can't get passed the logon screen stage. Startup repair doesn't help either, just says everything is fine and that my boot was successful :S weird.

Any ideas or suggestions, minimizing having to format and reinstall windows - as it's got all my alevel work on it o.0

thanks in advance!

A:Configuring Windows Update -Failed, Reverting back..

Hello,

Solved same problem today on two computers running Win7. Both failed installing four upodates and have been like this for several days.
SOLUTION: Go to Win Update. View the four files that Win 7 is trying to update. You will see four updates with their boxes checked for auto update. Unclick update KB982018 and update only the remaining three. Later update KB982018 separately. You can also manually update these individually. This worked for me.
Jim B

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Windows updates keeps installing/reinstalling the same update over and over again. I looked in my update history and it shows that they are installed successfully every time. What should I do and is this using space on my laptop by re-installing over and over again?
 

A:Solved: Windows updates keeps installing/re-installing the same update over and over

It is not using any space. Right-click the ones you already have and hide them so they don't come back.
 

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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.

A: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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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?

A: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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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!

A:Failure configuring Windows Updates, Reverting changes

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

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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 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.

A: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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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?

A: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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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

A: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 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?
 

A: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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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.

A:"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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