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  • KB4525243 Error 80071A30 – Doing the Same Thing Over & Over isn't always Insane

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      Tom-R
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      Today (12/8/2019) on a Win 8.1 Pro 32-bit system I tried installing KB4525243 (2019-11 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 for x86-based Systems).  I was installing this via Windows Update by itself, with no other updates selected.  The update failed with Error Code 80071A30.

      I was unable to find any useful documentation about this error via Microsoft’s website or resources (e.g., Technet).  So I began doing an expanded web search for anyone who might have info on the error.  While I was searching, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to just keep re-trying the operation.  So in Windows Update, I clicked the “Try Again” button.  After several minutes it came back and failed a second time with the same error.

      I kept on searching the web for info, and clicked “Try Again” for a third attempt.  Once again, after several minutes, it came back and failed for a third time with the same error.

      I continued my web search, and clicked “Try Again” for a fourth attempt.  (And keep in mind that I made absolutely no changes to the system; nor did I restart the system during this time.)  Well, after several minutes this time, I noticed Windows Update suddenly began installing the update.  And after a few more minutes, it came back with a “Success” status, and prompted for the system to be restarted.

      The system restarted successfully, and all was well.  I checked the Windows Update History, and confirmed there that KB4525243 had indeed been installed OK.

      KB4525243_Update-History

      So, what’s the moral of my story here?  I guess it would be this:
      It’s not always insane to keep doing the same thing over and over, and expecting to get a different result.  Sometimes it works!  Especially if it involves Windows Update.

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