The “Undoing changes made to your computer” error can occur when Windows fails to install updates and tries to revert the changes. This error may cause your computer to get stuck in a boot loop, preventing you from using your system normally. In this article, we will discuss the causes of this error and provide step-by-step solutions to fix it.

Causes of the “Undoing Changes Made to Your Computer” Error

  1. Failure to install Windows updates due to system glitches or conflicts.
  2. Insufficient free space on the hard drive to complete the update process.
  3. Issues with the Windows Update Service or corrupted update files.
  4. Incompatibility with connected hardware or outdated drivers.
  5. Presence of bugs, glitches, or corrupted system files.

Solutions to Fix the “Undoing Changes Made to Your Computer” Error

Solution 1: Wait and Disconnect from the Internet

  1. If the error occurs after installing updates, wait for a few hours to see if the process completes on its own.
  2. If there is no progress after 2-3 hours, press and hold the power button to shut down your PC.
  3. Disconnect your computer from the internet by turning off your Wi-Fi or unplugging the Ethernet cable.
  4. Restart your computer and see if the issue is resolved.

Solution 2: Boot into Safe Mode and Uninstall Recent Updates

  1. Restart your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly to access the Advanced Boot Options menu.
  2. Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
  3. Once in Safe Mode, open the Settings app and navigate to “Update & Security” > “Windows Update” > “View update history”.
  4. Click on “Uninstall updates” and remove the most recent updates that may have caused the issue.
  5. Restart your computer normally to see if the problem is fixed.

Solution 3: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Open the Settings app and go to “Update & Security” > “Troubleshoot”.
  2. Scroll down and click on “Windows Update”, then click “Run the troubleshooter”.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.
  4. If any issues are found, the troubleshooter will attempt to fix them automatically.

Solution 4: Rename the Software Distribution Folder

  1. Press Windows + X and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” to open an elevated Command Prompt.
  2. Type the following commands, pressing Enter after each one:
    • net stop wuauserv
    • net stop bits
    • ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    • net start wuauserv
    • net start bits
  3. Close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.

Solution 5: Perform a System Restore

  1. Open the Start menu, type “Create a restore point”, and select the top result.
  2. In the System Properties window, click on the “System Protection” tab and then click “System Restore”.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a restore point from before the issue occurred.
  4. Click “Next” and then “Finish” to start the system restore process.
  5. Wait for the process to complete and then restart your computer.

If none of the above solutions work, you may need to consider performing a clean installation of Windows using installation media. However, before doing so, ensure that you have backed up all your important files and data to avoid losing them during the process.By following these solutions, you should be able to fix the “Undoing changes made to your computer” error and restore your system to normal functioning.

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