Have any of you guys found a fix for win 8 stuck updates other than WSUS?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MarinoNY, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. MarinoNY

    MarinoNY MDL Novice

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    I have another customers unit that came in , an elderly women, who never updated her computer I am guessing since day 1 of owning the computer because it says "never " when checking for last updates.
    I tried WSUS and it get stuck when looking for updates, and the windows update stand alone installer with similar out come.
    Does any one else know how to force these updates, whether it is online or not?
    This isn't the first time I have had this issue, I have been reinstalling the OS or with permission just using the windows 8 key to install 10 on a fresh install.
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  3. MarinoNY

    MarinoNY MDL Novice

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    Thanks Latin, doing it as we speak, still says searching for updates on this computer, should I have shut off the wifi?
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    will work fine if no malware or permissions damages ..
    if so run windows repair portable in safemode with net
    dload mirror majorgeeks.
    sometimes a 2nd restart is needed to flush package cache
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    change WU setting to "Never check.." first, then reboot, then install both updates
    afterwards, you can change WU setting to your choice