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Windows 7: Updates Upon Shutdown

03 Dec 2011   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Updates Upon Shutdown

I only use my laptop once in a while. I do want to keep the Windows Updates current, but I don't want to spend a lot of time having them DL everytime I use the PC. I have the setting marked as "Check for Updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". When I go to Shutdown there is an "Exclamation Point" on the Shutdown Bar that tells me the Updates will load when I am shutting down. I don't always have time to wait and would prefer to DL the updates when I have time. Is there anyway I can stop the Updates from loading when I Shutdown? Thanks,


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04 Dec 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jim,

You might see if disabling the option in the tutorial below may be able to help stop the updates from installing at shutdown. It's the same in Windows 7.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Start Menu Power Button Alert - Vista Forums
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04 Dec 2011   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks very much for the link. I have installed it and will let you know if it solved my problem.
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04 Dec 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Here's hoping.

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04 Dec 2011   #5
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Actually, that sounds to me like you still had updates already downloaded/installed that still needed a reboot to complete installation for good.

The "notify me but let me choose what to download/install" setting would only apply to new updates discovered by Windows Update.

I'm pretty sure things simply crossed over here and everything will be good after a restart.
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05 Dec 2011   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I want to thank both Brink and Corazon. I am on my lapton this morning and even though I have been notified I have updates to install, there is no notice that I have to install when I shut down. Thanks very much.
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05 Dec 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Jim. I'm glad that we could help.
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05 Dec 2011   #8
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Way to go. Happy computing
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