This can happen on Windows 7, 8, or 10, but it’s become especially common with Windows 7.
Sometimes updates will error out, or sometimes Windows Update may just get stuck “searching for updates” forever. Windows includes a built-in troubleshooter that may be able to help fix a stuck update.
In the Control Panel list of troubleshooters, in the “System and Security” section, click “Fix problems with Windows Update.” In the Windows Update troubleshooting window, click “Advanced.” In the advanced settings, make sure that the “Apply repairs automatically” check box is enabled, click “Run as administrator” and then click Next.
So, since yesterday, Windows 8.1 tries to boot, then gets halfway through, shows a sad face for a second, and then restarts. Just get the message "Failure configuring Windows updates. Don't turn off your computer" then "Configuring Windows updates, 30% complete. Weirdly, pressing F2 to load BIOS, which always used to work, no longer does, it just continues trying to load Windows. Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell OS Windows 8.1 CPU intel core i7-3770 3.40ghz Motherboard dell inc 0nw73c ..cn722002a900az.
Whenever I try to open Chrome for the first time after booting, it takes about 8-10 seconds longer than it does for Windows. preload monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times.
I know it is not that much of an important problem but it bothers to wait that long while the process is instant on Windows 7.
After installing the latest Microsoft Updates (November 2013), I am now stuck in a "restart your computer to finish installing important updates" message.
No matter how many times I restart & check for updates, it keeps giving the same message even though the Update History tells me the updates were all successfully installed. I had no update error codes displayed on the requested screen as they were deemed successful but here is an error code from the Windows Update Log- Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: Evaluate Applicability failed in CCbs:: Evaluate Applicability 2013-11-15 :308 532 d80 Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate Installed rule, update Id = .200, hr 4. Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Toshiba / Satellite A200 OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83GHz Merom 65nm Tec Motherboard Intel Corporation SANTA ROSA CRB (U2E1) Memory 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-12) Graphics Card Generic Pn P Monitor ([email protected]) Intel Mobile Intel 965 E Hard Drives 466GB Seagate ST9500423AS ATA Device (SATA) Internet Speed ADSL2 20mbps Antivirus Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security Browser Google Chrome Version 31.0.1650.57 m Other Info BIOS Brand Phoenix Technologies LTD Version 1.80 Date 18/12/2007 Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus K52F or Lenovo B80 OS Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 Virtual Box VM)/Win10 CPU i3 370M/i7 6500U Motherboard Asus/Lenovo Memory 8GB - finally :)/8GB Graphics Card it's an i3, dude!