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Failure configuring Windows updates reverting changes do not

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Michael.j.foutz, Nov 14, 2015.

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  1. Michael.j.foutz

    Michael.j.foutz Thread Starter

    Nov 14, 2015
    I restarted my Samsung model np365e5c-s01us this morning. Upon restarting a green screen displaying the words "failure configuring Windows updates reverting changes do not restart your computer." Appeared. I waited over 2 hours with no change. I tried restarting the laptop several times including removing the battery and leaving it out for 15 minutes. Still no change. I researched and tried multiple solutions online, including pressing f8 and other keys upon boot up, nothing worked. I was not able to pull up any settings screens or any other screens besides the green screen with the failure message. Any advice?
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    That can take 7 or 8 hours to perform the reversion
    Just turn on computer, walk away and let it do its thing without interfering.
    On odd occasions I saw it take almost 24 hours before it reverted.
  3. larryh10000


    Oct 23, 2007
    I was getting that message when I was trying to upgrade from Window 8 to Windows 8.1 - I found that you the time reverting back is even longer than the downloading and configuring setup. I would leave it over night if possible cause like Derek stated this process can take several hours. I had to run the upgrade 3 times, the first two gave me the "failure configuring Windows updates and reverting changes" message, but on the 3rd try, I got lucky the everything worked out okay. This isn't probably much if any help but confirms the long time you have to leave it to do its thing. Wishing you good luck!
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