While installing an update, if you see Something didn’t go as planned, No need to worry – undoing changes error on Windows 11/10, you can follow these suggestions to address the issue. There could be several causes why your PC rejected installing these Windows Updates, we will take a look at some of the common causes along with the solutions here.
Something didn’t go as planned, No need to worry, Undoing changes
To fix Something didn’t go as planned. No need to worry, Undoing changes error in Windows 11/10, follow these suggestions:
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Clear content from SoftwareDistribution folder
- Reset the Catroot folder
- Clear pending.xml file
- Clear the BITS queue
- Install the update in Clean Boot State
- Download the update package from Microsoft Update Catalog
To learn more about solutions, continue reading.
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
This is the first thing you need to use to get this problem fixed. As you might already know that Windows Update Troubleshooter resolves various common problems, and you could use the same to troubleshoot this issue as well.
2] Clear content from SoftwareDistribution folder
Windows keeps all the Windows Update-related temporary files in the SoftwareDistribution folder. At times, the content of this folder could cause the issue. That is why you should clear the content of the SoftwareDistribution folder.
3] Reset the Catroot folder
Reset the Catroot folder and see.
4] Clear pending.xml file
Open an elevated command prompt window, type the following and hit Enter:
Ren c:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml pending.old
This will rename pending.xml file to pending.old.
5] Clear the BITS queue
Clear the BITS queue of any current jobs. To do this, type the following in an elevated CMD and hit Enter:
bitsadmin.exe /reset /allusers
6] Install the update in Clean Boot State
Sometimes, Windows Update might not work in a regular environment due to some interfering 3rd-party process. So perform Clean Boot in Windows and then manually update Windows and see if that works.
7] Download the update package from Microsoft Update Catalog
If nothing works, you need to opt for the manual method. Fortunately, Microsoft has an official website from where you can download the update package from Microsoft Update Catalog and install it on your PC.
More suggestions here: Windows Update fails to install or will not download
How do I fix We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes?
To fix the We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes error on Windows 11/10; you can remove content from the SoftwareDistribution folder first. Running the Windows Update Troubleshooter could also help, but you may not be able to boot your computer all the time. You can use Automatic Startup Repair to opt for the command line method.
How do I fix Failure configuring Windows updates, Reverting changes?
To fix Failure configuring Windows updates, Reverting changes error, you need to restart your computer and try installing the same updates again. Apart from that, you can use the Windows Update Troubleshooter, run the Windows Update in Safe Mode, use the System File Checker, run the DISM tool, etc. However, if nothing helps, you need to use the System Restore Point to get it fixed.
Read: Windows Update keeps disabling itself automatically.