Fix: Windows updates fails to configure when installing updates in Windows 7/Vista

This article may interest you, if when installing updates via Windows Update or Microsoft Update on a Vista or Windows 7 computer, and you receive a message similar to one of the following:

Configuring updates stage 3 of 3. 0% complete
Error: Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer.

The update is not installed successfully, the computer may restart, and then you receive the same message again. Windows will not start and the computer continues to restart and display the same message.

To resolve this issue, try these methods in this order:
Method 1: Start Windows with the Windows installation disc, and then use the Repair feature
Method 2: Start the system in safe mode, and then use the System Restore feature

For detailed steps on each of the method, visit Microsoft KB949358.


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