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skingw asked on

Problems with Windows update in Windows 8

I was installing updates one at a time after upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Home Premium Edition.  I got down to two updates left, KB2769165 and KB2770917.  Windows update failed with '80071A90'.  I ran Window Update Troubleshooter to repair.  The troubleshooter reported 'Potential Windows Update Database error detected 0x80070002' - fixed and 'Windows Update components must be repaired' - fixed.  I ran Windows Update and failed again with '80071A90'.  I booted into safe mode but Windows Update service cannot be started in safe mode.  I ran 'DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth' and 'DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth'.  The restore said 'The component store corruption was repaired'.  I rebooted and ran Windows Update on KB2769165.  Now I get update error '800F0923'.  What to try next?  HELP!!
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EduardoMarquez replied on

I found the solution here:



In my case I just disabled the non-MS services, re booted and successfully installed the patch.