I have a Windows 8 machine that was upgraded from Windows 7. It is a Sony VAIO Y Series Product Name VPCYB33KX. I cannot get Windows Update to complete on this machine. It runs and reboots. Says configuring updates until it hits 31% then reboots again. Then says configuring updates until it hits 74% at which point in time it comes up and says "Failed to configure updates, reverting changes" It reboots and that screen comes up again. It reboots and I can log into Windows. I cannot figure this out.
No restore points exist for this machine so I cant run that.
Ive tried deleting all the downloaded updates and letting it re-download the updates.
Ive run SFC /SCANNOW no problems
Ive activated the administrator account and tried it under that user
Full Malware/Virus Scans and it comes back clean
Ive run the Windows update Troubleshooter
Ive tried running in a clean boot state
Ive followed this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358
Ive followed this article http://www.thewindowsclub.com/failure-configuring-windows-updates
up until the pending.xml step because it wont let me delete that file.
I'm really at a loss here. Any help is appreciated.