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Windows 7: Windows 7 updates takes forever


17 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Proffesional 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 updates takes forever

I have windows 7 pro 32 bit (I don't have SP1 yet) My updates are set to automatic. My computer, on restart, was busy installing updates. The updates have taken more than 12 hours and is still not complete. How can I stop the update from trying to install if I can't fix the problem.

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17 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, 12 hours isn't normal. I'm guessing it's on the shutdown style screen saying "installing updates x of x"? From my experience, I'm afraid the best method to stop it is either hold down the power button for eight seconds or yank the power cable out. I would also recommend you switch you updates to 'download but let me choose what to install'
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17 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah as the above poster said something probably hanging there...Also take a look at what is about to be downloaded, only takes a few seconds as biggles said!

I run Windows 7 ultimate 64bit and just installed sp1, it took 20 minutes including downloading, installing and restart...No drama...Now just have to see what it affects...
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17 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Proffesional 32 bit
 
 

Ok thanks alot I'm in South Africa and our line speeds aren't that fast, so I'll get it in a while.
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