Windows 8 Update Not Installing

Jul 15, 2014

My Windows 8 Update didn't install yesterday & now seems stuck on 'preparing to install',

maybe the same problem it had when trying the free update to 8.1 that didn't work,

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Every time after a major automatic update through Windows Updater, after rebooting, the computer starts the same process as the last steps when you install a fresh version of Windows 8, that is, you see the multicolor screens one after the other with the message that it's installing your apps, then don't turn off the computer etc. After the sequence is over, I'm taken to a blank screen and I have to log out and in to my profile. It seems, that after the update I'm being logged out.

I only have one user with the computer and I turned off the guest account. Also and It may be related,Can't create a new user account. I created a new user account with administrator privileges as usual, but the new account does not show when I log off and then in or try change accounts. It also isn't listed on the upper right corner of the start page.

Basically even though I see it in other accounts, I can't switch to it. I turned on Guest Account and also I can't choose it.

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I then downloaded 91 updates .. all failed .. and didn't install .. error 800F0922.

sfc /scannow .. got to 51% .. then ..

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.log windirlogscbscbs.log. For example C:windowslogscbscbs.log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios.

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