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IE 11 (Windows 8.1) Security Update always showing Pending

Always getting "Please restart your PC to install the pending update" on my Windows 8.1 PC. I restarted the PC several times but still getting same message.

In Windows Update History I can find that one of the Internet Explorer 11 security updates is in "Pending" state. Please help me out how to resolve this problem.
Internet Explorer 11 Security Update Issue
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
One thing I need to mention that this is a newly configured PC and don't have any System Restore Point.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That update went through fine on my Windows 8.1 system and installed.

that this is a newly configured PC  <-- So before lots of fix its, hide the update, check for updates again, and leave it like that for 48 hours. In the meantime, be sure you shut Windows 8 down all the way at the end of day (not hybrid sleep or such). After a couple of full shut downs and fresh startups, unhide the update and try again to update.
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Daniel KlineSr. SharePoint DeveloperCommented:
I would try a rollback and update again.  Also make sure you are fully shutting the machine down, not hibernating.
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
I did full shutdown, bot hibernating. I uninstalled the update but still no result. It is showing pending restart.
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awawadaCommented:
First I would try the Windows Update troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
No result with Windows Update troubleshooter. Initially it fixed some issues, but still problem persists.
Windows Update TroubleshooterI uninstalled all the updates that were showing "Pending Restart", but no result. Event after successful uninstallation those updates are still showing as "Pending Restart" in the Update History.
Pending Updates
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Since this is a newly configured PC, I hope you are not too far along.

1. Try running System File Checker. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, run again and then run it again. Restart and test. See if that helps.

2. If not, consider running Windows 8 Refresh. Go to Action Center, Recovery and choose the Refresh Option. This will make you reinstall some desktop software but will keep your data, drivers and metro applications intact. It is good way to correct an ailing PC (even if new) when something has gone wrong.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Follow the steps at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2509997.. you can skip down to step 5 and carry on from there
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McKnifeCommented:
I would first have a look at the logfile. Simply press the winkey+r and enter windowsupdate.log
The logfile will open - what does it say about the Installation of one of those updates in question?
Another repair process that will surely help is the inplace upgrade - it would not kill non-Metro apps as the refresh will.
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
Excellent! Setp 5 worked for me. Thanks a lot.
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