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Windows 7: Messages and delay when shutting down

26 Mar 2015   #1
petercaldicot

Microsoft windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Messages and delay when shutting down

Every time I shut down my computer, I close everything first.
I still get the following messages: -
"Waiting for program to close. Force Shutdown?"
This displays very briefly, and is followed by: -
"Please do not power off or unplug your machine.
Installing Update 1 of 1"
This lasts for about 1 minute. It happens even if it is only a few minutes since I last shut down.
It is scarcely life threatening, but it is tedious having to wait before I can power off.
Does anyone know how to stop it happening please?


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26 Mar 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did this begin with the last MS updates?
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26 Mar 2015   #3
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

Hi, Have a look for "windows updates" and check "view update history" option :
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\View update history

Sounds like one of updates is failing to install.
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26 Mar 2015   #4
petercaldicot

Microsoft windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Mike 009
I can't find "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\View update history"
My control panel only has: -
System and Security
Network and Internet
Hardware and Sound
Programs (Uninstal)
User Accounts and Family Safety
Appearance and Personalization
Clock, Language, and Region
Ease of Access.
None of the Sub-headings look relevant
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26 Mar 2015   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

In control panel hit windows update
and
In the upper right hand corner click on view by large icons
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26 Mar 2015   #6
petercaldicot

Microsoft windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Messages and delay when shutting down

To Rich C46
I don't know what started the problem.
It Started about 6 months ago
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26 Mar 2015   #7
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

Hi, sorry let me explain. Please click start and in the search field type "windows update", open WU and click on "View update history"


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