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Windows 7: risk of ruining Windows 7

31 Dec 2015   #1
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
risk of ruining Windows 7

I had to reinstall Windows 7 because I wanted to put it inside Ubuntu and VirtualBox. Since it's 2015 and the installation media is a few years old, there were 137 updates to be applied upon a shutdown. It's been stuck on update #136 for a few hours. Is this normal? What will the consequences be if I force a shutdown by killing VirtualBox?

The Windows screen says "do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 136 of 137"

Will Windows be ruined?


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31 Dec 2015   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Best to wait
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01 Jan 2016   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

id be interested if it works i was under the impression Ubuntu had to installed after windows.

Roy
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01 Jan 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
id be interested if it works i was under the impression Ubuntu had to installed after windows.

Roy
I think it is a virtual machine running under Ubuntu.
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01 Jan 2016   #5
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Best to wait
As it turns out, that was the right advice. It eventually took more than 15 hours for 137 updates. Now I'm finding robocopy from Windows to an Ubuntu shared folder is taking a long time, so in general this particular machine, is too slow for Windows in VirtualBox.
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