'We couldn't complete the updates Undoing changes' [10 Solutions]

Originally published at: 'We couldn't complete the updates Undoing changes' [10 Solutions]

We Couldn’t Complete the Updates Undoing Changes is an error that occurs when there are corrupted files in Windows update that cannot be installed on the computer. Therefore when the computer restarts for the installation process of the Windows update, the error occurs, and you cannot use your computer due to the error message on…

Linux user here, running Windows in a VM. I’m having the same issue and I can assure you that on Linux it never EVER happened to me that an update failed so miserably. This is Windows Update being broken. Windows is not fine, it’s a bloated mess and we pretend to be fine with that.

Thank you for your response! I suspect that my problem was low memory in a relevant partition, so I had to do a complete refresh and reinstall Windows. Unfortunate, but the computer’s at least working again.

That’s really unfortunate, if that’s the case I suggest you let it try and undo the changes also remove any device connected to your computer including mouse and keyboard. Sometimes a driver update can cause a lot of issues and make your Windows stuck in a boot loop as well.

I can’t get to a Windows loading screen. I get the initial screen where I can check boot settings or Q-Flash, and then it goes straight to “undoing computer updates” and stays there. I know that safe mode can be activated by stopping Windows from booting three times in a row, but I can’t get it to even start attempting to boot.

You actually have to stop Windows from reaching that “Undoing Computer Updates” screen. Try this:-

  1. Shut down your computer completely.
  2. Wait for about 30 seconds.
  3. Start the computer again.
  4. Now when the Windows loading screen appears turn off the computer through the switch again.
  5. Repeat Step 4 again and again until your computer screen starts to say “Preparing Automatic Repair”.
  6. Once it says “Preparing Automatic Repair” stop and wait for it to show the Windows repair screen.
  7. Once your PC restarts it should be on the “Choose an option” screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  8. Now your computer will restart again, After that, you’ll see a list of options here select “Safe mode with networking”

Let me know how it goes so that I can assist you further.

no, windows is trash, stop blaming the consumers on a shitty service that has been proven to be trash

Windows is fine, users are trash and blaming windows

This happened to me. I just kept restarting it until it finally worked. It wouldn’t even let me access safe mode. This happens everytime my laptop tries to do an update. And this is the only solution for tech-unsavvy me.

on the Login screen, press and hold shift while selecting “restart” which will allow you to get into safe mode after the computer is restarted.