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The failure configuring windows updates is a common error in the windows program and has even been confirmed by Microsoft.”. This article looks at ways to fixing this error when it occurs.

Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes
Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

Resolving failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

Method 1) Restart

The first step in the error resolution is restarting the computer. This is especially for the Windows 8 and 8.1 but also can be done for Windows Vista. When this is done try installing updates again. If the screen during update shows failure configuring windows updates reverting changes then other steps need to be taken.

See Also: Windows 7 Safe Mode

See Also: Windows 8 Safe Mode

See Also: Windows 10 Safe Mode

Method 2) Troubleshooting

(i) If the former step does not help in correcting the failure configuring windows updates, it is time to try troubleshooting. Before troubleshooting USB flash drives, memory cards and removable disks must all be removed since they can also be the cause of this error.

(ii) The failure configuring windows updates usually occurs when the computer is set to automatically update; this can be changed by going to All Programs, selecting Windows Update and Changing the selection to “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them”, select OK.

(iii) Windows has built in windows update troubleshooter but to ensure all issues are fixed, download and install KB2647753. After installing the trouble shooter, failure configuring windows updates issues will most likely never occur.

Method 3) Installing updates

After troubleshooting, try installing updates and this should be done in a clean boot state. Installing in a clean boot state will prevent the installation from being blocked by any other apps stored in windows. Hopefully seeing the message failure configuring windows updates reverting changes will be a thing of the past now.

Method 4) System restore

A system restore should be performed either by selecting a system restore point or creating a new one. The restore point has to be at a time when the user knew the operating system was working. The system restore will be in the control panel and depending on whether the user is using Windows 8, 10 or Windows Vista, follow the instructions to create a restore point where the computer was in good condition without any failure configuring windows updates issues.

IMP NOTE: Here is the complete guide for creating system restore point.

Method 5) Reinstallation

Before reinstalling, ensure to back up all files and programs. Follow the instructions that came with the computer or click start and type Drive: setup.exe in the search box. Select it when it appears in the programs list and then click install.

CONCLUSION

After following all these steps, restart your computer in a clean boot state hoping that the failure configuring windows updates  issue would have been fixed.

If upon shutting down the same failure configuring windows updates reverting changes appears again then consult the Microsoft customer support.

Lastly, if the situation persists use other solutions like using the web to ask a question by stating failure configuring windows updates reverting changes as the error and any other information that can be provided to help generate good and quick solutions.

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