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Windows 7: Automatic update fails on reboot

06 Sep 2012   #1
Madwand

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Automatic update fails on reboot

My PC keeps bugging me to shut down for an important update and I keep postponing it for 4 hours, until I can't stand it any more. So three times in a row I have let it do the stupid update, and every time it gets to where it should be finishing up, it says it could not complete the update and is reverting back to the previous state. What is the problem here? How do I end this cycle? I don't even want the stupid update.


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06 Sep 2012   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

How come you have got Windows 7RC?
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06 Sep 2012   #3
Madwand

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't know what you are talking about.
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06 Sep 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

From your system specs.

Update your System Spec
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06 Sep 2012   #5
Madwand

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

OK, so my PC keeps bugging me to shut down for an important update and I keep postponing it for 4 hours, until I can't stand it any more. So three times in a row I have let it do the stupid update, and every time it gets to where it should be finishing up, it says it could not complete the update and is reverting back to the previous state. What is the problem here? How do I end this cycle? I don't even want the stupid update.
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07 Sep 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Madwand,

If you like, the tutorial below can show you how to disable the "Shutdown and install Windows Updates" option.
Shut Down Windows - Enable or Disable "Install Updates and Shut Down"
If you would, please go into Windows Update itself from the Control Panel (icons view), click on Check for Updates, click on the link there to see what updates this is for, and post back with a screenshot of them. If you install them through Windows Update instead, do they finish installing?
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07 Sep 2012   #7
Madwand

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Wow, lots of confusion in one short paragraph!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Madwand,
If you would, please go into Windows Update itself from the Control Panel (icons view), click on Check for Updates, click on the link there to see what updates this is for,
There is no link like that. It says most recent check for updates was Today and updates were installed Today. Then there is a link to Update History, but that is only stuff that has been successfully updated, not failed updates or pending updates. If that's what you meant, I will post that.



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If you install them through Windows Update instead, do they finish installing?
What? I don't install them any way, the OS does it. How would I do that?

I am running the fix in "Troubleshoot problems with installing updates" right now.
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07 Sep 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

If that fix doesn't help, then try using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to completely reset Windows Update. Afterwards, click on the Check for updates link in the left pane of Windows Update to see if you have any updates available.

Windows Update - Reset
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07 Sep 2012   #9
Madwand

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Windows Update now says there are 8 updates to install.



So I am saying yes to that.
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07 Sep 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

So far so good. Hopefully they'll install without issue.
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