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How to fix windows 8 update failures

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April 30, 2013 11:09:58 AM

I had about 40 updates to install- now about 3/4 updates fail when i try and install them- these are often important security and bug fixes,
what should i do?
i heard that uninstalling sound and video drivers might do the trick...
May 19, 2013 9:07:31 AM

jpishgar said:
We put together a great little tutorial for fixing problems that arise when Windows 8 has issues updating. Check it out!

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1655585/windows-upda...


okay, so i did a clean install of windows (i think thats what it's called)

now i'm down to 7 un-installable updates:
KB2836988
KB2922241
kb2798162
kb2785094
kb2779768
kb2770917
kb2768703 (this one wont install, the rest fail during the restart)
kb2756872
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August 18, 2013 6:02:20 PM

Go to this website and download the Windows update diagnostic tool and run it.

If that doesn't fix the problem completely hit the Windows key then x and run the command prompt with admin privileges (elevated command prompt). Type "sfc /scannow" without the quotations and a space between sfc and /scannow. I had the same problem and this fixed it.
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