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Only few of the computers at our work place are reverting back to windows updates, the computer restarts, try to updates and then reverts back, i have deleted them from software distribution folder, didnt make any difference, under services i put windows updates as automatic, didnt make any difference, i followed a microsoft article and used Fit It, but that didnt fixed it as well.
the computers are running windows 7.....
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by:Rob Miners
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I recently had what I thought were problems with updates not installing, only to find that they didn't apply to my System, but were insisting on installing.

I ran the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows with no problems. The next day I setup a proxy to download the Updates through. I then ran Windows Updates and installed several updates. The Updates that were nagging me were marked as failed in the list. Now my system is running smoothly.

If needed, review the installation log file (HTML format) in your %TEMP% directory to verify if a different error was logged.

ref# http://www.groovypost.com/howto/fix-winodws-updates-not-working/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2600847
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Does the Windows log (WinKey+R -> eventvwr.msc -> System section) contains any messages regarding Windows Update which might lead you in the right direction?
Another thing you could try is installing those updates manually using the update packages on the microsoft site. Just search for the KB-number there in the searchbar and you'll find the right packages.
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by:Leo
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@Darude, its windows 7, and event viewer errors didnt lead me to anything.........
there are 37 updates, and issue is more then on one computer, there would be a better way of resolving this rather then applying updates manually.
@Rob: THe link you posted was for windows 8.1, but i tried what was in that link, it didnt worked out.
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If you haven't already done so download and run the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows7/what-is-the-system-update-readiness-tool

Then try Updating through the proxy link that I referenced.
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Thanks, but it still saying "Failure configuring windows updates, Reverting changes."
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Ok try this fixit tool if you haven't already done so and if no sucsess

Install Windows updates in a clean boot state

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358
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by:Leo
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Followed it, it failed 33 updates, installed one, gave an error code "800F0902"
Restarted the computer, same error "Failure configuring windows updates, Reverting changes."
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On one of the problem computers, run a Windows 7 Repair Install. You can do this from the Windows 7 Installation DVD and sometimes from the recovery partition. Here is a Seven Forums Tutorial to assist you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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We deploy windows through Windows Deployment Workbench, so would that link would still be helpful?
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On an individual machine you need to try the Windows 7 Install DVD. Check through the tutorial to see, but I do not think it will work with your method.

If not, the other way, for ONE machine to try is to simply reimage it and set it up again. That is likely to work, but a Repair Install will be better if you can make it work since you have several machines.
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It was not just WSUS needed to be fix, few of the other services were not present and were not present....this article fixed the issue.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/5366225a-46e7-4d6c-a389-8bd18a5c3aad/windows-firewall-damaged-by-windows-7-antivirus-2012?forum=w7itprosecurity
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