why do windows 8 updates keep failing

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Hi Aaron,
1. Which antivirus program is installed on the computer? 2. Do you get any error messages? I would suggest you to check Windows update history to see if there is any failed update on the computer. If you have any updates failed, you may check the status and let us know the details of the error. Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you\’re using a mouse, pointing to the lower-right corner of the screen and moving the mouse pointer up), tapping or clicking, tapping or clicking, and then tapping or clicking. computer in clean boot and check for the issue.

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Note: Once you are done with clean boot, please follow the section в How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean bootв under вmore informationв in the article to put your computer back to normal startup.

I would also suggest you to refer the steps mentioned in the article. Hope this information helps. Reply with the status so that we could help you further. I am not a techie and I had the same trouble as you describe.

Find (winkey+f) the maintenance center (not sure what it is called in English for I am using the Dutch version of Win8). In the popup click on Windows Update (bottom left) You wil find the update ready for you to download. Click to download and you wil almost instatly get the error back. Now you can click on the help and another popup opens.

Click on the aiding wizzard and a file will download. Run this file, answer the easy questions and restart after that. Now try updating again, it worked fine at my end. The latest update, a framework of some sort, came in and installed good and fast. An other restart was all that was left to do. Hope this helps you. Sincerely, Edited by len. moret, 26 May 2013 – 07:05 AM.

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