Every time I shut down the PC, Windows 7 tries to install 9 updates. Next day, when I shut down again, I find it is again trying to install 9 updates. It keeps doing this over and over, forever. Yesterday, the number went up to 11.
It looks like something causes the update procedure to fail and so it keeps on trying the same updates over and over again, seemingly forever. It is frankly a mystery to me as to WHY it should fail in the first place, since it it basically Windows 7 trying to update Windows 7. What could be the problem with that?! But there we are...
Anyway, it wastes a lot of time when I am waiting for the computer to shut down, which seems to take 10-15 minutes nowadays. Is there any way to get the updates to work, or else to stop it doing this the whole time?
On a related issue, it seems to be impossible to upgrade to IE9. I tried doing this manually several times but keep finding that it unwinds back to IE8. I was told by my computer person that the only was to do it is to do a complete new installation of Windows 7, but this will wipe out everything I have installed, which could take days or weeks to reinstall again. Hence, this is not an option.
Any ideas on any of the above would be appreciated. Thank you.