updates won't complete

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by seb, May 17, 2015.

  1. seb

    seb Member

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    My windows 8.1 PC keeps updating... About 30% it says it can't complete and undoes them. Can I few a few recommendations? This has happened before! :(
     
  2. Jake1702

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    Sounds weird! Do you want the updates? If not, I would suggest disabling them. Only about 5% of Windows users in the world actually turn on these updates.
     
  3. seb

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    I don't care either way. My problem is that my computer wont finish booting up. :(
     
  4. Jake1702

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    So it's not coming on at all?! Well this is a problem! Try booting your computer into safe mode and look for any suspicious looking programs that could be a virus. If found, remove it immediately!
     
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    I'll try that. It updates and unupdates. Never goes on completely.
     
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    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    This sounds like the 8.1.1 patch in which case yes it is a big patch.
     
  7. seb

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    The problem is that it doesn't complete the update. It stops at 30% and removes what it did update. Its a never ending cycle it seems.
     
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    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    anti-virrus, bios lock or a dozen other things could be blocking it... bit hard without details.
    Have you tried running the update patch in safe mode?
     
  9. seb

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    I did and I fixed it! :)
     
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    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    I am glad that the problem is solved, as it seems many anti-virus programs were causing the discrepancy. Disabling Windows Updates on the whole is an all-around bad idea. Mostly because these updates do contain critical security vulnerability patches that can have a serious detrimental impact to a large number of computers. One of the reasons Microsoft committed itself to releasing security updates every month were the serious a prolonged security problems with unpatched versions of Windows XP. Good thing that things have changed since then.
     
  11. Jake1702

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    Yes, but I HAVE seen a lot of computer's get a BSOD after these updates. Happened to my friend WHILE WE WERE in SCHOOL. Luckily I knew a trick that didn't make much sense to me, but it worked to fix it.
     
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    I had a issue with updating and being caught in a never ending loop of updates failed after a reinstallation of W8.1, rolling back changes. I ended up only downloading and installing a few updates at a time, then found I never encountered the "updating please don't turn off your computer" loop. It takes some time but ended up working and installed all important updates for me.
     

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