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Windows 7: Stuck at preparing to configure Windows Do not turn off your computer


09 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Stuck at preparing to configure Windows Do not turn off your computer

Yesterday, I was presented with 21 updates. After installing the updates, it gave me the message shown in the subject. Hours later, the message is still there so I went into safe mode and restored to an earlier date but the updates want to install again so I tried again. Same thing. I tried several times last night and again this morning.

Last night I set up update to ask me and this morning Windows scolded me for doing it.

Anyway, I am once again stuck at Preparing to configure Windows, etc.

I have a feeling that if I let it go for a week nothing will happen.

Please, someone, get me out of this mess.

My "low end" Windows 7 computers updated with no problems.

Thanks

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09 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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09 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Jadinolf,
What has worked for me in the past when getting a slew of downloads is to download all the big files one at a time then you can download all the smaller files all at once. It may take a little more time but you will avoid the problem you are having.
If it is a file you don't need then right click and select hide.
THW
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09 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparks72 View Post
I saw that yesterday but I ignored it because the other computers have the same antivirus program installed.

What the heck, I'll give it a try.

Thanks
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09 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Jadinolf,
What has worked for me in the past when getting a slew of downloads is to download all the big files one at a time then you can download all the smaller files all at once. It may take a little more time but you will avoid the problem you are having.
If it is a file you don't need then right click and select hide.
THW
Thanks. I thought that I had set up updates to work like that.

I'll try again.
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09 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I tried to select what downloads to install but I am obviously too dumb to do it.

Antivirus is off and here we go again on installing updates. I predict failure.
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09 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparks72 View Post
Nope, no luck.

Thanks for helping.

Now I will restore to 10/07 and see if I can figure that out.
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09 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparks72 View Post
Nope, no luck.

Thanks for helping.

Now I will restore to 10/07 and see if I can figure that out.
Restoring it back to when it was running good was my next suggestion.
After restore then try my approach again.
Keep us posted.
THW
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09 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparks72 View Post
Nope, no luck.

Thanks for helping.

Now I will restore to 10/07 and see if I can figure that out.
Restoring it back to when it was running good was my next suggestion.
After restore then try my approach again.
Keep us posted.
THW
Yep, I've been going back to 10/7 since yesterday.

Just installed 5 small updates and they performed normally. This will take a while but I have nothing but time.

I'll get back to you.
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09 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had the same problem with this latest update. Took me three tries to get them. It was the Malicious software removal tool messing me up. When I unchecked it all the rest of the updates installed just fine.... then IT installed just fine by itself.

As for the "preparing/configuring"...... after about 10 minutes and 5 minutes ..... I just restarted my machine. I know, I know........
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