Updating the Windows OS to its latest version is an essential task to ensure efficiency and security. However, the Windows update might fail at times. The most common error message that usually appears is “We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes”.
Whenever this error happens, it will restart your computer and try to fix itself. Sometimes, this does resolve your problem but other times you could be stuck in an endless restart loop. So, here in this post, we are going to discuss how you can get rid of this issue.
If your Windows 10 device is facing troubles updating the OS, then it is occasionally caused by an incomplete installation of Windows update. Corrupted system files are another cause of its occurrence.
It could also happen due to the insufficient space in the disk of your device for downloading the updates. You can fix this error by trying one or all of the following solutions.
Firstly, make sure that there are no external media devices, connected to your computer. Remove any pen drive, external hard disk, and CD/DVD from your computer. After that, follow the solutions as mentioned below.
Faulty recent updates are the main cause of “We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes” error. You can fix this by simply removing the recent updates from the system.
First, you need to boot into safe mode by following the given steps.
Here’s how you can remove the recent updates from your system in the safe mode.
Restart your computer to check if the issue still lingers.
Try this solution if you are still experiencing the error message that says “We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes”.
Finally, restart your computer and check if the error still occurs. Install the recent windows update if your computer has restarted successfully.
You can also install updates in Safe Mode. Follow the instructions below to learn how you can do so.
This is the time when you should check if the issue still lingers on the system.
Sometimes, a corrupted software could be the cause for “We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes” issue. You can make sure of this by doing a clean boot of your computer.
Follow the instructions to do a clean boot of your system.
Restart your computer and look for the problem whether it’s still there.
If the error is still not resolved, try this solution. It is an official tool from Microsoft that can automatically detect and resolve Windows update issues.
Go through the following steps to download and run the troubleshooter.
The error should not be on the system any longer after trying the above solutions. Well, if it’s still there, then follow the steps, given below to do a System Restore.
Now, check if you still encounter the error.
This is considered as a last resort if nothing works for you. You’ll have to reinstall Windows to fix this pesky issue. A reinstallation of Windows can be done using an Installation Media or Recovery Drive.
The error “We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes” should be resolved by now. Reinstalling Windows will be your only last option. If you are experiencing problems in other solutions, mention them in the comments section below.