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    Windows Updates install but fail to configure

    Good Day;
    I have a strange problem that has only recently started. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, and normally my windows updates download and install without any problems, but as of last Thursday, the updates not only wouldn't configure but they wouldn't install. I went to the Microsoft FixIt site and downloaded the diagnostic and repair tool which was able to correct the downloading and installing problem, but I still have the problem of windows updates failed to configure, and I've tried the FixIt tool for that problem as well only for it to have no effect at all.
    Can someone give me an idea as to how I may be able to fix this.
    Thank you,
    RoadWarrior

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    R.W.

    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster.

    What I'd do is try a restore point before the problem arose.
    Taking an image of your system before doing this is advisable!
    After the restore:
    1. Run several malware scanners to make sure your system is clean.
    2. Run windows update one update at a time. I know it's tedious but this should tell you where the problem is if it was WU actually causing the problem.

    Report back and let us know how things go.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    A couple of useful suggestions here (checking C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log and running System Update Readiness Tool): Failure to configure updates, reverting changes

    Bruce

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    Tell me about it. You weren't the only one. This set of updates was epic fail. See my post here for how I got it to work. Ronnie, at DPR, posted a link to Microsoft forum that might have actually shared a better solution (see below).

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...9-f163474131d3

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    Agreed on the epic fail comment. I ended up installing them one by one. Took me 90 minutes.

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    See here: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/148335-Hang-back-with-optional-update-KB2647753

    T
    here is only one patch that requires isolated installation: KB2647753.

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