Windows Updates- When Updates Don’t Update

A friend’s computer had the unusual problem of trying to do 16 windows updates, but never succeeding. I would always get the message that it had to Revert the Changes.

  • One of the suggested solutions was to click a Microsoft Fixit button. Microsoft Fixit found two problems and corrected them.
  • It was interesting to note that after the fix that Windows Update said that I had never updated Windows.
  • I am now in the process of doing all the 16 updates in small batches and it seems to be working.
  • I spoke too soon – after the last five updates I got the Blue Screen of Death.
  • Rebooting in Normal Mode – Configuring Windows updates.
  • Failure – Reverting Changes – Bummer!
  • Down to four updates – doing two more – not Kernel Mode.-kb2685811
  • Success – down to two updates – Kernel Mode and SP1
  • Seems like a lot of other people are having trouble with Kernel Mode update. – kb2685811
  • What I learned is that you can Right-Click on an update and it will Hide the Update so you won’t see it again. That’s what I ended up doing with the troublesome update.
  • Another thing you can change in the Windows Update side bar are the Settings – set it so that YOU will decide when and what updates to install.
  • SP1 is not a mandatory install so I am hiding it also.
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About Tom Terrific

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