Unable to install any Windows 8 update

January 11, 2013 at 04:58:24
Specs: Windows 8, 4 GB Pentum 4
Dear Subscribers and Contributors:
After three hours and probably 2 dozen reboots, I have given up and I will no longer try to update Windows 8 and will probably turn off automatic updates. It seems that I'm not alone in this issue and the internet is full of posting with frustrated clients.
Updating Win 8 has become more annoying than a root canal and at least the latter is purposeful.
It's hard to believe that Microsoft can't get its act together after all these years.
If anybody has found a viable solution to this problem (without returning to Win 7 or buying a Mac) please let me know.


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January 12, 2013 at 05:24:16
I had this same problem:

I got it solved when my computer said it needed to restart to install updates. That should happen in time.

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April 24, 2013 at 09:27:17
I have a 3G MIFI modem on a Compaq Presario SR1329 and Windows 8 would not install any software on the 'Metro' UI or look for updates without crashing.

For some time I used the 'Troubleshoot > Fix windows update' It always seemed to find something wrong on every boot, and this worked as a work around or hotfix

eventually I found this a bit inconvenient so.....

I turned off the UAC (After windows Vista, Microsoft have now broken this)
I turned off the dynamic tick in the BCD (BCDedit /set disabledynamictick yes)
Disabled Hybrid Start-up via Power options (This is a Microsoft experiment that is also ridiculously flawed)

I managed to Install updates without further problems......and guess what happened?
......The windows updates caused my computer to hang regularly. Trust me, its not worth installing them, if you would like your windows 8 PC to lead a happy life, turn them off altogether!

I just have one small issue that the fan wont stop screaming! it seems that W8 Smart fan technology does nothing but engage the turbo!

never underestimate the power of Vacuuming your machine, the simple little issue of dust over the sensors caused no end of overheating problems, now resolved!



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