Windows 7 – Failure Configuring Windows Updates Reverting Changes Hang / stuck

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I've done a clean install of Windows 2 weeks ago, and got 235 updates yesterday, it took roughly 2.5 hours to download them all.

When I booted back up today it was "Preparing to configure Windows" for 1 hour, and then "Failure configuring Windows Updates Reverting Changes Do not Turn off your pc" showed up

It hung / got stuck on this progress, and now whenever I boot up my PC it says "Preparing to configure Windows" for 3 seconds & then immediately goes to the "reverting changes" part.. which gets stuck immediately.

I can't spam the function keys on bootup as my keyboard will crash & not work.

Best Answer

First download and create a bootable operating system, I'd suggest MiniXP from Hiren.

Boot into MiniXP and run net stop wuauserv then del %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.log (note this location may change when in MiniXP)

Once this is done, reboot your PC and attempt to install the updates again - check your AV to ensure it is not restricting the install.