How to Repair Windows OS When Updates Fail!

How to Repair Windows OS When Updates Fail!

Windows Update normally does their job with little attention from us. Though we can periodically test and install updates manually. Most of the Windows 10 computers are designed to automatically submit critical updates.

Quite commonly, these types of issues are due to software conflict or a pre-existing issue that was simply not brought to light until the installation of the Windows updates began. Far more rarely they are triggered by a mistake concerning the update itself on Microsoft’s side.

Options to Fix Windows Updates:-

Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del. In certain cases, the Windows update may be hanging on a very specific part of the installation process and after executing the Ctrl-Alt-Del keyboard command you will be faced with your Windows login screen. If so, log in as you usually would, and allow the updates to continue the successful installation.

Windows Task Manager

Restart the machine by using the reset button or shutting it off and then putting the power button back on. Windows will hopefully start and finish downloading the updates normally. If the installation of the Windows update is still frozen then you have no choice but to reboot fast. Depending on how you configure Windows and BIOS/UEFI, you may need to hold down the power button for a few seconds until the machine switches off.

Removing the battery can be appropriate on a tablet or laptop. If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8 and after restarting, try tapping or clicking the power icon at the bottom right and choosing Update and Restart if appropriate. If after restarting you are automatically moved to Advanced Boot Options or Startup Settings menu, pick Safe Mode.

Windows Startup Setting

Windows must operate in Safe Mode. A special Windows debugging mode only loads the minimum drivers and services that Windows actually requires, so if another software or service is at odds with one of the Windows updates, the installation could finish well. If you are successfully downloading the Windows updates and continuing to Safe Mode, only restart from there to join Windows as usual.

Complete a System Restore to reverse the improvements made by the incomplete Windows Updates update up to now. Since you usually can not open Windows, try using Safe Mode to do so. Be sure to select the restore point created by Windows just prior to installing the update during System Restore. If a restore point has been made, and System Restore is successful, your machine should be restored to the state it was in before the updates began. If this issue occurred after automatic updating, be sure to adjust the settings of the Windows Update so that this issue will not occur alone.

Try to restore your system from Advanced Startup Options (Windows 10 & 8) or System Recovery Options (Windows 7 & Vista) if you are unable to enter Safe Mode or if the restore fails in Safe Mode. Because these tool menus are accessible from Windows “outside,” even if Windows is totally inaccessible you can try this. Device Restore is only possible from outside Windows if Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista were used. Windows XP does not offer this alternative.

Windows Advanced Startup Option

Start the ‘automatic’ cycle of fixing your computer. Although a System Restore is a more straightforward way to reverse changes, often a more thorough repair process is in order in this case, Windows Updates. Try a Startup Repair under Windows 10 and Windows 8. Try Reset This PC process if that doesn’t do the trick. Test the Startup Repair process in both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Try Fix Installing Process in Windows XP.

Test the memory of your machine. It is likely that the failure of RAM could cause freezing of the patch installations. Fortunately, memory can be completely easy to check.

Upgrade BIOS. An outdated BIOS is not a common cause of this problem, but it can.

Try Installing Windows Clean. A clean installation includes completely erasing the hard drive on which Windows is installed and then reinstalling Windows on the same disk from scratch. It may seem likely that reinstalling Windows will cause the same problem, and then these same Windows updates will cause the same problem, but this generally isn’t what happens. Because most of the lock-up problems caused by Microsoft updates are simply software conflicts, a clean Windows installation, followed immediately by downloading all necessary updates, typically results in a fully running machine.

When you are logged in somehow you can try the Windows Update Troubleshooter (download from here).