computer is stuck in a loop saying updates are not configured correctly. Coming back from changes, do not tun off your computer

I tried to update in safe mode but can not even in safe mode. I don't have a hot spare provided with your computer.


What day did you tried to install? You may be able to see once you are on the desktop.

Step 1: You can try using the know last good configuration option and check.

Step 2: Try the methods of troubleshooting provided in the article.

The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

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    If you can always access your PC after waiting, turn off your PC. Then turn it on, immediately pressing F8 constantly. Once you get a black screen with options, select Safe Mode with the arrow keys and press enter on your keyboard.

    Once Windows finishes loading of files, you can start in safe mode, where you should be able to log on normally. You will notice that the screen resolution has changed, and when you log in, you will see a black desktop computer. This lets you know that you are using safe mode. Once you log on, restart normally.

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    2. A reinstall succsesfull?
    3. Are not able to launch the start of the disc to perform you reinstall?
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    ·         You can perform a restore of the system to safe mode?

    You can disconnect all external devices attached such as printer, etc. and check if the problem persists.

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    Follow the steps in troubleshooting article KB 949358 and check if that helps.

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    My computer said there has been updates to install yesterday evening, so I clicked on the stop icon to update. This morning when I turned it, it says "configuration updated: step 1 of 3-0% complete." Do not turn off your computer"but does nothing.

    Hey Janeynflorida

    1st thing to try is a restoration of the system in safe mode

    Windows Vista

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    1. Restart your computer.
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    The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

    Obviously you can not run the troubleshooter, read the article and go to method 2, etc.

    Method 2: Use the system restore feature

    Note You must be logged to Windows with an administrator account to complete this method. If it is a computer that is part of a network at work, you should ask the system administrator for help. For more information about how to connect to Windows as an administrator, visit:


    Note If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or a DVD, or if Windows was preinstalled on your computer without the CD or DVD, see the documentation that came with the computer for instruction about how to continue, or go to method 2.

    When you start your computer by using the Windows installation disc, you can run recovery system at boot options. To do this, follow these steps:

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    2. In the System Recovery Options page, click System Restore.
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      The restore point should be a date that precedes the first time you encountered the error. To select a date, use the option to choose a different restore point , and then click Next.

    5. If you are prompted to choose which disk to restore, select the hard disk, and then click Next.
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    Note To avoid this problem in the future, see the steps in the "More information" section

    If the error persists, try Method 2.

    Method 3: Use the functionality in Place Upgrade

    Performing one set to update restores the current installation of Windows to the version of the installation DVD. It also requires the installation of all the updates that are not included on the installation DVD. If your computer came with Windows pre-installed, review the documentation for your computer for instructions on how to make a place in upgarde. Otherwise, follow these steps:

    Note: It is strongly recommended that you back up all your personal files. For more information about how to back up your files, please visit:

    1. Insert the Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD into the DVD drive of the computer.
    2. In the settings window, click install now.
      • Note If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

    1. Click on start and type Drive: \setup.exe in the box to start the search. Note The placeholder drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD, usually D:\.
    2. List programs, click Setup.exe.
    3. In the settings window, click install now.
  • Click connect to get the latest updates for installation (recommended).
  • Type the CD key if you are prompted to do so.
  • Select the operating system on the Install Windows page, you want to upgrade.
  • Click Yes to accept the Microsoft software license agreement.
  • On the which type of installation you want? of the screen, click upgrade.
  • Once the installation is complete, restart your computer.
  • Windows Vista is stuck in the loop of update, install update 3 of 3, 0% complete.

    I don't have a Vista CD and I can not function in safe mode because it continues to bring back me to the loop. Please notify.


    1. you made any hardware or software changes to the computer?

    2. which update is installed?

    3. have you started the installation of updates?

    You can try the troubleshooting provided in the link steps to solve the problem.

    Error: Failed to setup of the Windows updates. Restoration of the changes. Do not turn off your computer when you try to install Windows updates

    Note: If the steps above do not work, you will need to contact your hardware manufacturer.

    Registry warning

    To do: Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 (

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

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