What I Did to Overcome Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu Failed Installation
After pulling a significant amount of hair for what has been like two longest days of my life, I finally was able to install Windows XP Mode on my newly upgraded Windows 7 Professional. At first, I was stumped at the second step of installing three required packages as described by Microsoft on their Windows XP Mode download page.
Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu update package installation was a success. There was a screen telling me that I need to reboot, so that was what I did. After the desktop disappear, Windows 7 still showed that it’s still “configuring windows updates” before shutting down. After the shut down, it went on again, telling me that it still needed more time “configuring windows updates”. The progress percentage goes up and up until approximately 96% or 97%. Afterward, it just said, “Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes.” WTF?! It went on to full revert the update package, rebooted itself and only then was able to enter the usual logon screen. You can see the video here.
After googling high and low for a solution, I’ve found several good resources, including this one – you should probably check it as it may work for you. Unfortunately it still didn’t help me. After some more tinkering with my system, this is what I did.
- I uninstalled my Symantec End Point Protection software.
- I uninstalled my Oracle VirtualBox software.
Amazingly, after those two, the update package was installing fine. No more reverting back after a certain percentage!