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Windows 7: how to turn off updates?


06 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
how to turn off updates?

Earlier today I logged on to find that I had 2 updates I needed to install. I downloaded the files and said "Ill restart later". After I was done what I was doing I restarted the computer and left. I come back and it's off, so I turn it on and when It turns on it says something (can't remember exactly what) about installing updates. Then it says it failed and it's removing changes and it shuts off after that. I then turn it back on and it says the same things, except this time it just continues to the user select screen. When I logged in it said nothing about updates but has the little yellow shield Icon next to the power button in the start menu. It says shut down instead of the usual "switch user". I assume that means it still want's me to install the updates even though it failed. Should I turn it off and try again? Or do a system restore?


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06 Dec 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Go into the "Start Menu" and choose updates, then run updates to see if there is anything there. If so run the updates then fellow any instructions when the updates are installed. Good Luck.
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06 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Go to Control Panel > Windows Update and click the Change settings button and select Check for updates nit let me choose whether to download them and install them.
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06 Dec 2009   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lanthus20 View Post
Earlier today I logged on to find that I had 2 updates I needed to install. I downloaded the files and said "Ill restart later". After I was done what I was doing I restarted the computer and left. I come back and it's off, so I turn it on and when It turns on it says something (can't remember exactly what) about installing updates. Then it says it failed and it's removing changes and it shuts off after that. I then turn it back on and it says the same things, except this time it just continues to the user select screen. When I logged in it said nothing about updates but has the little yellow shield Icon next to the power button in the start menu. It says shut down instead of the usual "switch user". I assume that means it still want's me to install the updates even though it failed. Should I turn it off and try again? Or do a system restore?
I do not allow the updates to install automatically. I selected, notify me and I will install. When I decide to log off, etc. I see the notification that you have mentioned. . I do not log off at that point. I go to updates, view the available updates and choose the ones that I want. When I log off the notification is gone.
If you do a system restore, the problem will just return.

Set your system, notify of new updates, rather than install. When you do install, select just a few, so that you will not freeze and install just a few at a time.
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