Bootcamp - Windows 8 Fails to Update - URGENT

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dan299, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. dan299 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    I've been running Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro (Mid-2012) for a few months now, and updates have always failed to install. So I just turned off Windows Update. However now I am off to boarding school where they absolutely insist that Windows Update is set to automatically download and install updates. Whenever I try and update, it says 'Failed to configure Windows Features, please do not turn off your computer' and then reboots multiple times. Once the computer comes back on most of the updates have failed.
    I really need to sort this out before September since I really don't want to have to delete my partition!

    NB: After seeing the letter from the school which stated Windows Update must be set to automatically download and install updates, I wiped and completely re-did the partition but with no better results (staying up until 2am last night, goddam frustrating).

  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Ive had a similar issue with Win 7. I think its because I let the updates automatically install when shutting down. Try manually installing the updates; go into Windows update, install them all from there while computer is still running, and let it restart.

    This helped fix my issue, hopefully it works for you too.
  3. dan299 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    I've tried manually downloading them while the computer is still running, and then finishing the installation by restarting, if that's what you mean. I just ran a Windows Update troubleshooter in fact, and it said it fixed something. So I suppose I'll have to do the updates again... :mad:
  4. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Same problem, manually update just a few uodates at a time. You'll find the one update causing the issue, leave it for the end. Worked for me now have win8 set to auto update working fine.

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