This is the type of issue which you will generally face if you use the versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
What actually happens is that the updates lag and it takes around 20-30 minutes to revert the “failure configuring windows updates reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer”.
Then the Windows logon screen will be displayed.
You will generally face this issue if you try to upgrade to newer versions of Windows.
Moreover, if you are a user of the version Windows 8, you are bound to face the issue as this version is no longer supported by Microsoft.
Why does this Problem Occur?
You are likely to face this issue for a lot of reasons.
First, as I have said earlier, the version of the system you are using is no longer compatible with your computer.
Second, it automatically causes this issue even if it did not cause a problem during testing.
Third, when numerous updates are trying to get loaded all at once.
But worry not!
This article has got you covered.
You can try the following simple steps in order to resolve this problem.
How to Fix Failure Configuring Windows Updates Reverting Changes?
You can just wait for the Windows to get reverted automatically. It takes around 30 minutes to fix the problem on its own. Do not press any keys on your desktop and just let it sit for a couple of hours. This is probably one of the best steps you can try for fixing the issue “failure configuring windows update”.
You can also try using the ‘Advanced System Repair Tool’. It is a vigorous program which enables you to fix your PC issues. This program is compatible with a variety of Windows versions- Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
How does it work?
It offers a free scan feature to the users. It scans your PCs, fixes your computer, thus increasing the desktop performance to its maximum. It is also one of the most effective methods which you can try for resolving the problem.
Below I have provided a few
Ways which will help you to download and implement the Advance System Repair in your PC:
- Download the Advance System Repair program for free to get started.
- To continue, accept the license terms stated. This will ensure a smooth scan of your device and repair 30% of the errors found.
- While scanning you can expand the ‘Details’ tab to view the details of the scanning process.
- For further action, expand the ‘Recommendation’ tab in order to choose between the two options- ‘clean’ or ‘ignore’ and then choose ‘clean’ to start the cleaning process.
You can also try out removing the removable memory cards, flash drives, disks, etc. for fixing this issue. Although it does not create any problem with the updates, it is likely to cause a problem during restarting of the system after the updates are installed. If there aren’t any removable chips or drives, you can follow the other way.
Shut down your computer by holding the power button for a couple of seconds and then remove the media from your PCs. Then restart your computer to check if the updates are installed correctly.
You can download and install the Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft website. Is fins the exact problem with updates and fixes it. It is basically applicable for Windows versions- Vista, 7 and 8.follow the ways to download and use it.
- Visit Microsoft Website and click on “Fix it”
- Click on “run” when the popup asks you to choose between save or run. This will automatically open troubleshooter.
- Finally, click on “next” in order to start your configuring process.
You can try restarting your computer after closing all the apps running in the background. Sometimes, these third-party applications might interfere with the downloading process.
Sometimes, the updated may get interrupted by Microsoft’s apps. Therefore, by enabling the safe mode, you can ensure that the necessary programs are running in the background.
After the updates get finished, you must restart your computer. If, still the problem “Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes” continues, you can try the next step.
Sometimes, the updates cannot be done all at once. It is normal if the updates get stuck when all are done at once. To fix this issue, download them manually in smaller groups in order to avoid this issue.
In some cases, a System Restore is essential. You can perform this action using the Windows installation disk.
Do not forget to backup your important files before performing this action.
As similar to the above steps, you must restart your computer after the restore is finished to apply the changes.
All the above-mentioned steps are of equal importance. You can try any of the steps to solve your “Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes” error. It is natural if the problems occur again even after trying any of the above-mentioned steps. In this situation, all you need to do is follow any additional step as each of the steps mentioned, are for different issues.
If you are still facing “failure configuring Windows update”, you can let us know in the comments section below.
Also, if you would like to add any further steps to this issue, please mention in your comments.
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