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    Getting error with code 80071A90 while updating Windows

    I have PC which is powered by Windows. I am facing a problem with the Windows Update. It shows me a Windows Update failure. I also getting the error 80071A90. What does this error mean and what are the steps need to take to solve this problem. I tried all the troubleshooting techniques. After that it was successfully downloaded the updates. But when the computer restarts to install, it gets almost 20% and saying "Failure to configure. Recovering changes". Please give me the proper steps to solve this.



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    Re: Getting error with code 80071A90 while updating Windows

    Windows Update error 80071A90 happens when files that are required by Windows are in use by the other programs. Programs like antivirus that run when Windows starts, can lock system files. This error can often be corrected by running the Windows Update troubleshooter, which can automatically find and fix some common problems with Windows Update.
    To run the troubleshooter, follow these steps:
    1.Go to the MIcrosoft official troubleshooter site
    2.Click Run in the File Download dialog box,
    3.Then open Windows Update and try to install the update again.
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    Re: Getting error with code 80071A90 while updating Windows

    Windows Update error 80071A90 happens when files that are required by Windows are in use by the other programs. Programs like antivirus that run when Windows starts, can lock system files. This error can often be corrected by running the Windows Update troubleshooter, which can automatically find and fix some common problems with Windows Update.
    To run the troubleshooter, follow these steps:
    1.Go to the MIcrosoft official troubleshooter site
    2.Click Run in the File Download dialog box,
    3.Then open Windows Update and try to install the update again.

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