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    Default windows 8 stuck in "Configuring updates"

    Hi

    As the title said, windows is stuck in "Configuring updates" loop. The only way I can go to is safe mode. I've tried doing a system restore, but I got an error the follwong message:

    To perform an offline System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation you would like to restore. For example, if the installation located in "C:\Windows:" should be restored, enter the following command: rstrui.exe/OFFLINE:C\Windows

    How does this message mean? How can i boot my computer by normal mode? Thanks.

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    Default Re: windows 8 stuck in "Configuring updates"

    I think you might be stuck doing a complete reinstall. If so do a Clean Install as this will give you the most pristine installation. Your system sounds as though it is trashed pretty badly. Being hung during updates is never a good sign.

    Be advised Win 8 RP is to be released in early June. This next beta will require a Clean Install any way. You might want to just use your original OS until this next beta is released, clean install it, then continue your testing at that point.

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    Default Re: windows 8 stuck in "Configuring updates"

    Many thanks. I think I have no any choice except waiting for RP.

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    Default Re: windows 8 stuck in "Configuring updates"

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to this Windows 8 Forums.

    Though the boot safe mode of Windows 8 can't be achieved by pressing the F8 key, we can still have it. However, this requires you to be booted into Windows already. Press the Win+R key combination and type msconfig in the run box and hit enter.

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    Switch over to the boot tab, and click on the Safe Boot check box.

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    You can also choose the type of Safe Mode you want to boot into:

    Minimal is normal safe mode.
    Alternate Shell is safe mode with command prompt
    Network is safe mode with networking.
    The Active Directory option pertains to restoring a server that is a Domain Controller for your network. Once you have chosen your option click the ok button and restart your machine.

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    You PC will be booted into Safe Mode automatically.

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    Last edited by sunyekerry; 05-27-2012 at 09:47 PM.

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