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Vista Updates Not Configuring Correctly

Q: Vista Updates Not Configuring Correctly

Here is what is going on I am running a triple boot system and have just completed installing XP all updates and applications Now I am in the midst of getting Vista Ultimate installed but initally was getting a Code error when I installed Office the error disappeared and I was able to update Vista and Office with the exception of these three update which would initally say they were downloaded and installed and then on the reboot configuring after rebooting it would say that these updates were not configured properly and would revert them I have tried to download them earliest to lastest still same problem occuring Have deleted all temp files and cookies still nothing These are the three update that will not configure correctly A software update is available for the Windows Vista installation components A June update is available for the Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program CEIP An October update Not Vista Updates Configuring Correctly is available for the Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program CEIP nbsp
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Compaq Presario v vista Home Premium looking at my update history updates were always successful until when a kb update Updates not Vista 60 correctly wont configuring and install errors - failed F from there occasionally an update will work but most wont there are hundreds and hundreds of failed ones listed currently we have important and optional update that havent installed one time i tried downloading them and it failed then the next time id downloaded installed rebooted then said they didnt configure correctly and reverted I see no obvious trend in which ones work and which dont and listing them could take forever i could post screenshots of the list if that would help I can see that windows defender updates work security updates for vista or net 60 Vista Updates wont install - errors and not configuring correctly framework dont tend to rarely they will i went through a bunch of the most recent errors here they are each came up on multiple updates A F F - service pack gives this i tried quot microsoft fix it quot not the quot aggressive quot one though i tried the repair bet thing on the microsoft site other than that i have tried turning off my firewall we had a google redirect virus not long ago that we ran about a gazillion fixes and antivirus things for so im thinking its not a virus problem although i cant rule out that one changed something in any ideas thanks in advance

A:60 Vista Updates wont install - errors and not configuring correctly

Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2.Well maybe not directly related but I checked my update history log the other day and there were 22 updates that failed. If you right-click on each failed update you can copy info and paste it into NotePad so you can read the info and paste the update link into your browser. e.g.Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2507618)Installation date: ‎14/‎04/‎2011 17:23Installation status: FailedError details: Code 8024200DUpdate type: ImportantA security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.More information: downloaded all the 22 failed updates and tried to install them but they all came back with 'Update does not apply to your system'
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I had a message to restart my Toshiba computer and now it keeps restarting and is stuck in "configuring update 3 of 3 0% complete" mode. What can I do?

A:Vista OS stuck in configuring updates 3 of 3

If you are trying to install Vista SP1 (RC) it will restart a few times, let it, and it does take quite a long time to install.
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Hope somone can help me, my dell laptop with Vista OS is stuck on "Configuring updates stage 3 of 3 0% complete. It keeps restarting and coming back to this. I have left it for 2 days doing this then I have tried system repair and using my Vista Cd to repair with no luck. I tried to do a system restore but That was no help. Can I restore without lossing all my data and programs. Please Help

A:Vista stuck on configuring updates

Hi, try this open a command prompt by right click and choose run as administrator for Vista.

Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates.

Open a command prompt and follow the instuctions:
Method 1: Register the Wups2.dll file in Windows
To register the Wups2.dll file in Windows, follow these steps:
Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop wuauserv
Register the Wups2.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
Note For a computer that is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll
Click OK on each verification message that you receive.
Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net start wuauserv
Exit the command prompt. To do this type exit, and then press ENTER.
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I have already succesfully downloaded the updates and my computer turned itself off last night. This morning i turn it on and seems to be taking longer than usual. (it has even frozen before.) So i turned it off right as i saw it was not frozen, cuz the vista sign was coming up, but it was to late. So I booted up the computer right away and every thing was working fine. I started it in normal mode rather than safe or the other options because, i usually put it in normal mode and it works fine. Now it is configuring updates and is at 3 of 3 100% and has been like that for a while. Like at least an hour now prob. It also says "Do not turn off your computer". But maybe that would help and restart it in safe mode? IDK Someone please help! PLEASE!

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Hi, I am a computer technician for a third party support company. I have been faced with an issue that I can not seem to resolve and would like to avoid the route of doing a clean install of the system.

I have come across a computer that is stuck on bootup configuring Windows updates. I have done a large amount of research plus my own methods and have still yet to come up with a solution and was wandering if anyone could provide some sort of insight, anything would be much appreciated.

A:Vista stuck configuring updates.

Does it boot in safe mode? If it does then I think you can clear out any pending updates from the command prompt. Let me know if it does boot and I'll try and track down the fix for you - I had a similar problem not long ago but can't remember the exact procedure!.
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I have a HP Pavilion DV6000 Notebook with Vista Home Premium SP2 that has 2 problems:

1. There are 24 updates available but will not configure properly and reverts to original settings after rebooting.
2. Restarting from the Start Menu shuts down by does not restart - needs to be turned on manually.

A:Vista updates not configuring properly

Are you sure you did not interrupt the computer when windows prompt you to restart and is installing/configuring on boot-up? Try going to safemode and choose startup repair or go here ->
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I am running a triple boot system and have just completed installing XP all updates and applications Now I am in the midst of getting Vista Ultimate installed but Bit Not for 32 Properly Updates Vista Ultimate Configuring initally was getting a Code Updates for Vista Ultimate 32 Bit Not Configuring Properly error when I installed Office the error disappeared and I was able to update Vista and Office with the exception Updates for Vista Ultimate 32 Bit Not Configuring Properly of these three update which would initally say they were downloaded and installed and then on the reboot configuring after rebooting it would say that these updates were not configured properly and would revert them I have tried to download them earliest to lastest still same problem occuring Have deleted all temp files and cookies still nothing These are the three update that will not configure correctly A software update is available for the Windows Vista installation components A June update is available for the Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program amp CEIP amp An October update is available for the Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program amp CEIP amp Thanks for any suggestions or fixes

A:Updates for Vista Ultimate 32 Bit Not Configuring Properly


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Windows Vista keeps rebooting on configurung updates 3 of 3, 0% complete. How do I fix this? dont have a repair cd, I ve tried the repair mode. need help.

A:Vista keeps rebooting computer, stuck on configuring updates,

Hi cbaehl,

This user had the exact same message you've reported - being stuck on 3 of 3. Seems like his situation was resolved by one of these two suggestions. Check them out and see if they help:

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Hey! So I saw another closed topic that had the same issue, and tried to follow steps in there but couldn't get the repaid screen after pressing f8.
So what happened is the power got cut off suddenly, and when trying to boot, it started doing windows update and now it's stuck on step 3 of 3, and keeps restarting over and over to no avail.
I've tried booting in safe mode, does the same, and when I press f8 on startup I don't have the repair your computer option.
Could someone help me please?

A:Vista looping on startup on stage 3 of 3 Configuring updates

Anyone? Please ?
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My dads vista laptop is stuck on configuring updates of complete On start up it sticks on this screen then automatically restarts but keeps looping back to this update message As I cannot get into the computer at all I tried starting in safe mode which brought me back to the same screen I was able to press f on start up to access system recovery from a previous point but this only gives me one previous point to restore from which in of 3 stuck configuring vista, 3 complete updates 0% loop says windows updater I have restored from this point anyway but am getting the same problem I have tried repair but it doesnt find anything wrong I am loathe to do a complete reset as I do not want to lose all the photos Please can someone offer any advice on this issue and it is driving me insane The laptop is months old I have looked up other threads on this problem but system restore from a previous point always seems to work for other users but not for my problem nbsp
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I have windows vista and everytime I turn on the computer it says configuring updates step 3 of 3.
but it gets stuck on that screen and never finishes, ive tried restarting and i keep getting that screen. Ive tried safe mode and last known good configuration and it keeps bringing me back to that screen.
i did a google search and mine is NOT looping. I also cant rename the pending.xml file because i cant get access to a command prompt. i dont have a vista CD because my laptop came preinstalled with vista so the CDs i got are a bootable image and not the actual vista CD.

i wanna try to run some programs but cant even get on to windows. Any ideas?

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First some background info I'm running Vista home edition on a Fujitsu FMV Biblo NF D laptop It's a Japanese computer with Japanese installation However I changed the UI language to English After about months of use the battery stopped charging We haven't bought a new one and just use the computer plugged into the stuck 'configuring cycle [SOLVED] updates' Windows in Vista mains Yesterday I used the computer fine did a windows update and restarted all [SOLVED] Windows Vista stuck in 'configuring updates' cycle OK Later I set the computer to sleep and then later on unplugged it and put it away This morning I switched it on and I got the familiar configuring updates screen I thought nothing of it went and made a cup of tea while it did its thing When I came back I noticed that it was getting to update of and the computer would restart This happens continuously if I let it I then pressed F and tried safe mode - it didn't work I then tried f and 'Repair your computer' It's all in Japanese but I managed to get to a diagnostic screen where I received the following report Problem Signature Problem Event Name StartupRepairV Problem Signature AutoFailover Problem Signature Problem Signature Problem Signature Problem Signature unknown Problem Signature NoRootCause Problem Signature Problem Signature Problem Signature WrpRepair Problem Signature OS Version Locale ID I searched around the internet using this report and followed advice to use the Vista CD to run Startup Repair I didn't receive the CD with my computer so I downloaded and burnt a Vista recovery CD and ran Startup Repair Startup Repair couldn't find and problems solutions I then tried System Restore I had not created any System Restore points Major oversight on my part I know I then tried the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool No problems I also ran a Fujitsu repair diagnostic tool all in Japanese but it basically checked the CPU memory and HDD for errors No errors reported I've read that some of these errors can be fixed by going into the command prompt and changing some files Unfortunately I couldn't find any such solutions for my particular error code I know that exhausting the Startup Repair and System Restore Point solutions gives me few choices but I really hope I can find a way of fixing the computer without losing any data I am utterly grateful for your expert help and advice Please help

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista stuck in 'configuring updates' cycle

Hello majorbriggs and welcome to TSF!

Sounds like you are getting a BSOD while your computer is updating. Can you get onto your desktop atall? (if you could Go to C > Windows > Minidump > zip up the dump files and upload them with your next post)

How much free disk space did you have?
When was the last time you updated the drivers on your laptop?
Have you installed any new software prior to this happening?

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Hi I just got my HD reimaged by HP a couple of weeks ago and so vista has been periodically updating by itself Lately when I startup I keep going through a cycle of quot Configuring updates stage of quot to quot Updates not configured correctly Reverting changes quot As Vista s been updating often without me realizing I m not sure which of these updates is causing this problem I have read this reply http support microsoft com kb and am not sure if this will solve the problem quot How to avoid this problem To avoid this problem obtain and install update from the Microsoft Download Center correctly....reverting changes configured not updates vista separately from all other updates on the Windows Update site vista updates not configured correctly....reverting changes Install the update that applies to your version of Windows Vista so that you can successfully install future updates The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center Windows Vista x -based systems Download the Windows -KB -x msu package now Windows Vista x -based systems Download the Windows -KB -x msu package now quot I am hesitant to download this because I JUST got my comp back from HP I have limited computer knowledge but am able to check for these OS Vista Home Premium Version Build lt ----- what does this mean my googling comes up with little in layman s terms and other information from quot System Information quot any suggestions or other info needed to determine what my next step should be I m avoiding shutting down restarting for the time being nbsp
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Can anyone help me? My computer is stuck in a constant reboot with a message that states "configuring updates stage 3 of 3" I am unable to locate the original Vista cd.

A:Vista keeps rebooting with message "configuring updates 3 of 3"

You need to boot with the VISTA DVD on the next re start and attempt a repair, in this case, System Restore" (that I always turn OFF) ... if a restore to the time before the update was successful, load Windows, turn Automatic Updates OFF temporarily, Update all your hardware firmware if any, including Motherboard BIOS, update all your drivers from the manufacturer's web site, any other updates for programs and device utilities available, install KB937287 then turn Automatic updates ON and allow windows to install needed updates by itself.
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EDIT: Please see my updated information a few posts down.

Hello, I'm having issues on a Windows 7 64 bit system. If the updates install, then upon restart it fails configuration and reverts back. Otherwise the the updates will fail and I get the following when using the windows fix it for windows update tool.

I am running a sfc /scannow currently. The failure code on all the updates is 80200001.

Thanks for any help.

update: the sfc /scannow

"Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

A:Windows Updates Fails configuring updates and reverts back

Hi bro,I had the same problem 3 days ago and I have solved the problem so, I think, I can help you,first of all I need to know if you have any antivirus tool intalled on your computer,if it so,[download CLEANER sofware from's important]uninstall them,for this action use safe mode by pressing F8 button,when you boot with safe mod you will not be able to uninstall your antivirus,because you have loaded only the drivers that needs safe mod,that's why you must delete your antivirus manually,for best result go to control panel-->folder options-->mark "show hidden files,folders,archives" apply and ok then go to user folder and open AppData\Local\"antivirus folder" and delete it,after this open AppData\Roaming\"antivirus folder" and delete it as well,at the end,you have to delete the main folder of your antivirus,that is installed on C or another drive.for example:C:\Program Files\ESET.After that open cleaner go to REGISTRY and scan for issues and if you get[I am sure you will get errors] any problem,fix them[delete them,you don't need to save registry settings before deleting] after cleaning registry, you have to run cleaner,so, go to software main window and press RUN CLEANER button[it's the last step] and restart your computer with normal mode.Now you can install updates and configure your windows safely.I hope this will help you
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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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A:Configuring Updates

HI pmnastasi,
Everything you have stated above is by design. You can tell windows not to automaticaly install the updates if you like so you can install the updates when you want. Here is how:
Click Start (windows orb) > Control Panel > At the top left corner click Classic View > Click Windows Update icon> Click Change Settings at top left corner and adjust the Windows updates as you like. Hope this helps!
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A:Configuring Updates but it does not

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A:configuring updates

try changing your windows updates settings to "Check for updates but let me choose etc"
then you can allow or not the updates that's causing the problem.
start/right click on my computer/properties/windows update/change setting.
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A:Configuring updates - 3 of 3

Hi Lina, this is a known bug in Vista. We will need to Rename the Pending.xml file, and then edit the registry.
To fix this problem, try these steps:
1: Boot from Windows Vista DVD and on the Install Now screen, click Repair Your Computer.
2: Click Command Prompt.
3: Type cd C:\windows\winsxs and then press ENTER.
4: Type ren pending.xml pending.old and then press ENTER.
5: Type regedit and then press ENTER.
6: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Now click on the File menu and then click Load Hive.
7: Locate the following folder:
When you are prompted for a name, type Offline_Components.
8:In Registry Editor, locate and then delete the following registry subkey:
HLKM\Offline Components\AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving
HKLM\Offline Components\PendingXmlIdentifier
9: Type exit and restart your computer.

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A:Configuring Updates

Can you still boot to windows? Have you tried uninstalling the latest updates?
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A:Configuring Updates

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode (pressing F8 at the time when the system finishes posting)?

Once in, I'd suggest uninstalling the updates that were most recent.
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A:Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3: 0%

Doesn't matter, I just went ahead and did an install.

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A:stuck on configuring updates

Have you tried the last known good configuration ?
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Hi, all

I run Windows Xp on my A200. How can I configure the Automatic Updates feature to prompt you before you download updates?


A:Re: Configuring the Automatic Updates


*To configure the Automatic Updates feature:*

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click Notify me before downloading any updates and notify me again before installing them on my computer.
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A:(New/Maybe Different) Configuring Updates Problem

You may want to try these solutions
They usually work

How do I reset Windows Update components?
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A:Stop configuring updates

MS about it The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

instead Vista DVD you can use special recovery disk Create a Recovery Disc
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A:cant get past configuring updates

Press F8 before it starts to boot.
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original post;
Asus All in One ET2410IUT Windows 7 64bit home premium. 9 security updates error message, "failed configuring windows updates - reverting changes" after installing and reboot. Tried several times with same result. Installed the updates one at a time and 8 of them worked. The "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2962872)" is causing this problem. On shut down and reboot the computer goes threw this same loop each time.
ps. also ran the win repair tool.

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A:Help with win7 updates not configuring

We need the other data requested in Windows Update Posting Instructions as well - although I doubt that it will show too much in this instance

However, the SFC scan you ran was in the uploaded file - and showed that it had found and fixed one problem.

Line 8491: 2014-07-12 23:15:48, Info CSI 00000305 [SR] Repairing 1 components
Line 8492: 2014-07-12 23:15:48, Info CSI 00000306 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 8495: 2014-07-12 23:15:48, Info CSI 00000308 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:72{36}]"\??\C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows"\[l:16{8}]"img0.jpg" from store
Line 8508: 2014-07-12 23:15:48, Info CSI 0000030b [SR] Repair complete
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You can use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility in Safe Mode, to remove any specific Security update
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A:Configuring Updates Fails

Try it a few more times. Only, once it gets stuck, just reboot it. Wait just a little bit when it does maybe 3-5 minutes. Eventually it will stop trying and load to original without the update.
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Hi and welcome to TSF you need to enter the bios and make the cd\dvd drive the first boot device, put the disc in and restart your computer and it should boot from it,try F2 on boot to get to the bios
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and now it's reverting changes???
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A:Configuring updates error

I think that the Windows Vista/7 installation disc might fix this. I am not 100% sure but it's worth a shot.

Go to this link:

click on how do I use startup repair and follow those steps. It is the same for Vista and Seven.

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Another thing you could try is starting the computer in safe mode. This may or may not work. When your computer is booting up, hit F8 repeatedly.

Let us know what worked and what didnt work here

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Try booting to Safe Mode, or using the Startup repair option.
Once you manage to get back into windows, start with following the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the results.
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A:Configuring updates 3 of 3 and support

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Try install this hotfix manually
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A:Configuring Updates Fails

MS about it The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7 -METHOD I

because it is laptop and don't you have Vista DVD instead use Vista Recovery Disk
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Please run this small program then copy and paste the results here for the Tech's. This will help them help you better
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A:failure configuring Windows Updates...

Hi Len,

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A:Stuck on Configuring Windows Updates

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Have you tried installing them a few at a time? Sometimes I can get faster installs of updates installing 2 or 3, then 2 or 3 more.
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You should try this:
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If you're going to install Windows 8 anyhow - why ask for support for Windows 7?
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Do you have any 3rd party anti virus installed ? if so, disable it and try to run updates again
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Start your system from the recovery disc.
Select Repair Options and then Command Prompt.
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A:Stuck configuring updates on new laptop

Lenovo is finicky that way, at boot you must repeatedly tap F8 to get into Safe Mode.

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Hello an welcome Anthraxe mate system restore to just before the updates were done and then set the updates to let me know when available and let me choose which to download.

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A:Failure configuring Windows updates

Hi, if you can boot to safe mode do so and in advanced boot options you should see a option "repair your computer", if not I am afraid you will need a copy of the OS dvd (could you borrow one), the repair your computer option (RE) allows you to access a command prompt, from this we can fix your problem, you need to boot from the dvd and go past the language setup and select the second option which is "repair your computer"

select command prompt, at the x sources prompt type:-

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C: (press enter) next type:-

cd C:\windows\winsxs (press enter).

Next type:- ren pending.xml pending.old (press enter).

Next Type:- regedit (press enter)


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HKLM\Offline \AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving

HKLM\Offline \PendingXmlIdentifier

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Restart computer

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Net stop wuauserv
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Configuring updates: Stage 3 of 3 -0% complete.
Do not turn off your computer.

A:Configuring updates stage 3 of 3 -0% complete.

Hello tammywoolhouse and welcome to the forums

Can you boot into safe mode with networking for me please:

Advanced Boot Options

Then from safe mode, can you copy and paste the contents of the following logs for me please:

C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log (If it isn't there, then don't worry about it)

This will give us a little more information on these problematic updates

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The pending xml has been deleted, but the message continues.

I am thinking of installing SP2, but am hesitant to do so.

Anyone ever seen this behavior before? What to do.

Thanks to all who reply.

A:configuring updates stage 3 0f 3 message

I would do a system restore from before the update and then try again. It is not installed properly.
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I've tried the steps listed at (aside from system restore), and none of them have had any effect. My Windows 8 HAS been authenticated.

I've Googled the problem and tried a few things, including the video at the bottom of this post, but nothing's working. Any help would be appreciated.

I'll be out of the country and away from my home PC until this Friday, so won't be able to try any solutions until then.

How to Fix: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes." - YouTube

A:'Failure configuring Windows updates'

Aside from the System Restore? Meaning did you try it or not? Also did you try the Fixit from Microsoft? Fixit
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Update History

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A:Failure configuring windows updates

Please run this one MS Fix MS Fix it 50202 in Aggressive mode.If it don't help too,please click on any error,read details and post here
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A:Failure configuring updates - windows 8 (not pro)

Same problem here, 15% then fail. Updates KB2769165 and KB2770917. I have Windows 8 Pro.
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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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A:Failure configuring windows updates LOOP!!!!!!!

If it is still stuck in the loop force a hard shutdown.  Cross your finger and restart the computer.
Let us know the results.
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A:The Reboot-Configuring Updates Loop of Hell.

If your recovery DVD is SP1, then you can install SP2 after reinstallation, this will save many of the 81 updates from being installed.

It must be SP1 before you can install SP2

I would reinstall again.


SP1 if you need it
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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.

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A:Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete loop, please help

Tap F8 at boot and then select safe mode with command prompt. Use Method 12 here. If you cannot get to a command prompt you will have to rename the file using a bootable disk like Hirens or a live linux disk such as Puppy linux. 
Do you have access to a Windows 7 computer?
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A:Please HELP - Failure configuring Windows Updates Reverting changes

Try downloading/installing like 10 or 20 updates at a time and install the updates you can install for now.
Go to updates history and check which one is failings, uncheck it so you can minimize the loop here, then try to solve the failing update after that.
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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.
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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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A:Failure configuring Windows updates, reverting changes

Hi Snake,
had to leave my lappy COMPLETELY alone for it to finally revert.
After that go
Then install updates.

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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

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A:[SOLVED] Failed configuring windows updates.

On your first screen shot, what version of windows is on the computer, and what version is your windows CD?

Your recover from image screenshot, is looking for a image file, do you have clone of your hard drive?

To run chkdsk from the Recovery Environment, you need to point to your Windows drive, the command you typed is trying to run chkdsk on the windows CD.
type this chkdsk E: /r
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A:Failure configuring Windows updates/ reverting changes/

I hope that you still have the backup of your pictures.

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Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8
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A:Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete loop

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