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If your Windows 10/8/7 system gives you an Error in configuring Windows updates, cancels changes, does not turn off the Computer message, this message may help you resolve problems.
Error when configuring updates. Cancel changes. Do not turn off your computer
If you experience this problem, it usually takes your computer 20 to 30 minutes to cancel the changes. Here are some steps you may want to try to see if this helps solve your problem.
1] First, you should try restarting your Windows computer, then try reinstalling Windows updates. Let’s see if it helps.
2] If this is not the case, run Windows Update Troubleshooting. Although Windows includes a built-in troubleshooting tool, download it from there because it contains more patches.
3] Perform a system restore and try again.
4] Start in safe mode, start msconfig.exe, select Services tab, select Hide all Microsoft services, disable and exit all. Restart your computer and run Windows Update.
5] Start your computer in the clean boot state and check if you can now install Windows updates. Installing Windows updates in a clean boot state prevents them from being blocked by certain Windows services and software, including security software.
6] Navigate to folder C:WindowsWinSx, search and rename one pending.xml file. You can even delete it. This allows Windows Update to delete pending tasks and create a new update check. Let’s see if it helps.
- Navigate to the folder
- and delete the contents of the Software Distribution folder. Restart your computer and try it now.
8] Run System File Checker.
9] Use the DISM (Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management) tool.
Run DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth first.
Then run DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth to repair your Windows image.
When scanning is complete, restart and try again.
10] Repair your Windows installation. Some of you may want to consider a refresh or reset. OEM users can consider a factory reset.
If your computer enters an endless reboot loop, try entering safe mode or accessing advanced boot options. Here you can open a command prompt or System Restore or perform an automatic repair. Windows 7 users should consider repairing Windows 7.
Let us know if anything has helped you or if you have any other suggestions.
See also: We were unable to complete the updates, we were able to cancel the changes.
Some generic links that can help you solve problems with Windows Update
- Troubleshooting Windows Updates installation problems on Windows – FAQ
- Complete list of Windows Update error codes
- Troubleshooting: Windows Update cannot be installed
- Microsoft CheckSUR Tool to repair Windows Updates
- Windows Update page is empty in Windows
- WU utility saves all required WU dll files in one click
- Windows Update Services Troubleshooting, Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services
- Windows Updates cannot be installed on Windows, Windows Server.