Bootcamp windows 8 update issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DrLemur, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. DrLemur macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm running windows 8.1 pro after installing it successfully with bootcamp on my mac Pro (2013) and each time I go to shut down or restart, lately instead of a simple "shutdown" , "restart" the options have changed to "update and restart" / "update and shutdown" so I assume windows has some updates it needs to install. Fine. So I click either one of those and it tries to update.. but then when the computer reboots I just get a message saying that it could not implement the updates (giving no reason why) and that it's converting everything back to it's original state. My problem is every time I try to shutdown it's forcing me to make these updates that are getting undone and not working. It's very frustrating. If anyone knows why this is happening or what I can do to either make these updates actually update or else tell the computer I don't want them at all. (since they don't work) so I can go back to shutting down normally again. Any help would be super appreciated guys as I'm a mac person and windows just is a different world for me at this point. Never have to worry about crap like this on Mac OS. *sigh*
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I'm still using Windows 7 but I have to think that Windows 8 has the same update process.
    Run Windows Update manually and see if it completes then.
    If not it should give you a little more info about the particular failure you're having.
    You should also also find the links there to the Windows Update settings where you can turn off future updates. I keep mine set to Notify me but not to actually download until I tell it to.
    You might also want to check out this link about a recent Windows Update that Microsoft recalled due to problems.
    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/w...install-latest-windows-update-why-you-should/
     
  3. DrLemur thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I went in and did them one by one manually and found the one that was causing the issue and chose to hide that update. Also I found the setting you mentioned so the updates don't happen automatically. Cheers for the help!
     

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