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Windows 7: Updating Malfunction

20 Jun 2011   #1
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 
Updating Malfunction

I recently had to rebuild my PC because I was unable to login into it in normal mode. It is not rebuilt, but it seems when I run updates it either freezes during the process or something. Last night, there were 113 updates that I waited for about an hour and a half to complete. The next batch there was 91. I left my machine on all night so it could do the 91 updates. When I went to bed, it was at 48, and when I woke up it was at 48. Now, after restarting, all I'm getting is

"Preparing to configure Windows...
Do not turn off your computer.
"

It's been saying this now for at least 10 minutes. Is there something wrong here???
Very frustrating!


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20 Jun 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you install sp1 first?
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20 Jun 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It might help if you download and install updates in smaller batches. I've found that doing that reduces any errors and failed updates.

Installing SP1 as soon as you can will greatly reduce the number of updates as many of them are rolled up within SP1.
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20 Jun 2011   #4
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

SP1 is downloading now and yes, I have found downloading them in small batches seems to go smoother.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It might help if you download and install updates in smaller batches. I've found that doing that reduces any errors and failed updates.

Installing SP1 as soon as you can will greatly reduce the number of updates as many of them are rolled up within SP1.
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20 Jun 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Pleased to hear it. Do keep us posted as to how things go.
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