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.