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Author Topic: What do you do if fails to install windows updates every time?  (Read 367 times)

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kuurt

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    When I first log onto my computer it says I need to install Windows updates.  But when I go to "updates and recovery" it says I have it set to automatically install windows updates.  So then I click on "view your update history" and it shows a long list of updates that have all failed to install.  If I click the "install" button it tries to install them but it fails in the process. 

    Any idea why my Windows 8 keeps failing to install updates?  Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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    Re: What do you do if fails to install windows updates every time?
    « Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 04:06:01 PM »
    It could be that you may not have any more room on the hard drive to receive them. Check to see how much free space you have.
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    Re: What do you do if fails to install windows updates every time?
    « Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 05:07:55 PM »
    This also happens with a non legit Win install...
       
     
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    kuurt

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      Re: What do you do if fails to install windows updates every time?
      « Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 05:06:21 PM »
      It says I got 853 gigabites free of disk space.   

      It should be a legit install of Windows 8 - my grandpa bought this computer new with it already installed a few years ago.  In "view your update history" it shows a long list of updates and almost all of them failed to install except three things.  On 8-13-19 two things installed successfully.  So it's not that all of them are failing to install - just the vast majority of them. 

      Any other ideas what could cause them to fail to update?