How to Fix Configuring Windows Updates Stuck at 35

How to Fix Configuring Windows Updates Stuck at 35

If you begin the updates’ installation just as the computer is shutting down, it can fail. The Windows update can get stuck at different times depending on the type of computer and your Windows version. With the solutions in this article, you will be able to fix this error.

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Oct 16, 2020 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

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If you begin the updates' installation just as the computer is shutting down, it can fail. The Windows update can get stuck at different times depending on the type of computer and your Windows version. With the solutions in this article, you will be able to fix this error.

The Windows Error, "Failure Configuring Windows Updates"- Why does it Occur?

There are several reasons why this error occurs and they are enumerated below:

Solution 1: A Couple of Solutions

Try any of the following solutions to fix this error:

1. Install Update in a Clean Boot State

Restart your Windows and try to do the Windows update in a clean boot state using the following steps: For Windows 8:

clean boot 1

clean boot 2

2. Unplug all the Removable Media from your PC

Follow the guidelines below to achieve this:

3. Do a System Restore:

To be able to follow through with this method, ensure you start your PC with the use of a Windows installation disc. On startup, perform a system restore using the steps below (using Windows 8 as an example):

system restore 1

system restore 2

system restore 3

4. Run SFC/Scannow:

run sfc scannow 1

run sfc scannow 2

Solution 2: Revert the Update Installation by Running DISM Command

Another solution is to run the DISM command in other to revert the installation you did. DISM command can be run from WinRE i.e. Windows Recovery Environment. Afterward, you can try booting normally on your desktop. Before carrying out this process:

Now, run DISM command following the steps below:

run dism command 1

dism /image:C:\
/cleanup-image
/revertpendingactions

run dism command 2

Note: C: is the drive letter representing the drive where the Windows has been installed. You can replace it with the appropriate drive letter for your own Windows location.

Solution 3: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Run the troubleshooter for Windows to fix this error. Many users have attested to the fact that running Windows troubleshooter fixes the configuring Windows stuck at 35 error. Follow the steps below to run the Windows Update troubleshooter:

run windows update troubleshooter 1

run windows update troubleshooter 2

run windows update troubleshooter 3

Bonus Tip

In case you have tried all the above solutions and none seem to work, try this final bonus tip to see if you can fix the Windows update stuck error:

safe boot 1


How to Recover Data from the Computer When All Solutions Fail to Fix the Issue

When you try to update or configure Windows updates, sometimes it malfunctions and you are faced with errors such as the Windows updates getting stuck. This makes it impossible for you to boot normally. The solutions in this article are meant to help you out of this problem but if they do not work, there is an alternative. The alternative is to use a third-party app to recover all your vital data as they have become inaccessible. A great tool that is capable of recovering your data for you is the Recoverit Data Recovery tool.

The following are unique features of Recoverit:

Download Recoverit Data Recovery and follow the steps below to recover your lost data from your unbootable PC:

Step 1: Create a Bootable Drive

Click on "Recover from Crash Computer" as your chosen mode after you have launched Recoverit

crash computer recovery

Choose the USB drive or DVD you wish to create the installation media with. Select "Create"

create usb bootable drive

Erase the drive by choosing "Format now". Ensure all your drive files are backed up first.

format this disk now

Wait patiently as Recoverit creates the bootable drive.

creating bootable drive

Three steps to using Recoverit in recovering your files will be outlined once the installation media has been created.

bootable drive created

Open your Windows BIOS setup page on the unbootable computer by pressing the hotkey for your computer. Once on this page, change the boot sequence to favor your installation media. Now you can boot from it. For more details, check out how to set the computer to boot from a USB drive.

boot menu

Step 2: Recover Data from Unbootable Windows 10

Choose a data recovery mode to recover your files using Recoverit.

winpe recoverit select mode


Why do People Experience this Issue for Different Reasons?

People experience this issue when trying to carry out a Windows 10 update. This occurs due to many different software and hardware configurations issues which include:

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