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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 03-Oct-15 12:19:13
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Can't update 8.1


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I switched on a computer that hasn't been used since July. There are 42 updates pending but when I try to download and install, it just goes into a loop and doesn't update. Any ideas? I tried just one update, but same result.

Dell Inspiron 15, Win 8.1, IE11
8GB RAM
BT Infinity 2 via HH5
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 03-Oct-15 12:46:19
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Re: Can't update 8.1


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Turn automatic updates off. Reboot. Go into disk cleanup, select "cleanup system files", let it scan, select the box to delete "Windows Update files", reboot again. Do a manual check for updates, just select one update, see if it installs.

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Standard User rogerfp
(member) Sat 03-Oct-15 16:30:41
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Re: Can't update 8.1


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Have you tried the built in Windows Update troubleshooter?
Control Panel>Troubleshooting>System & Security>Fix Problem With Windows Update. Then follow the prompts


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