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Windows 7: installing update during shutdown

01 Apr 2014   #1
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
installing update during shutdown

When I shut down the computer, I get a notice that its installing update 1 of 1. This has occurred 4 out of the last 6 times I have shut down. It completes in a few minutes and proceeds to shut down. I would think that one update would be enought. Any suggestions of what is going on?


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01 Apr 2014   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

There could be a number of reasons - check the Update History and see which update is repeatedly installing (if any)


Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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01 Apr 2014   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill View Post
When I shut down the computer, I get a notice that its installing update 1 of 1. This has occurred 4 out of the last 6 times I have shut down. It completes in a few minutes and proceeds to shut down. I would think that one update would be enought. Any suggestions of what is going on?
This happens on my laptop. I shut it down after every use and get that Windows Update. Sometimes quite a few updates.
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21 Apr 2014   #4
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I followed the posted suggestions and even did a complete update using my master O/S disk. It worked fine for a while and has now started in again. Any suggestions as to what I can do now?
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21 Apr 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you checking and installing updates while windows is running, do that until it`s done and you shouldn`t have anything installing when you shut down.
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21 Apr 2014   #6
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I have gone to "Windows Update" and tried to install updates from there but they fail. When I went thru the O/S update using my system O/S disk, I installed a whole bunch of updates at that time. I cannot do it any longer.
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22 Apr 2014   #7
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I tried an experiment. I went to Windows Update and selected 2 optional updates plus the one that previously failed. The 2 optional ones were successful but the one that failed previously, failed again.The failed updat is an update to Windows Explorer #10. I don't use Explore as my browser and would just as soon delete the update. Any suggestions?
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22 Apr 2014   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill View Post
I tried an experiment. I went to Windows Update and selected 2 optional updates plus the one that previously failed. The 2 optional ones were successful but the one that failed previously, failed again.The failed updat is an update to Windows Explorer #10. I don't use Explore as my browser and would just as soon delete the update. Any suggestions?
Posting the info requested by Noel would certainly help with diagnosing the problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
There could be a number of reasons - check the Update History and see which update is repeatedly installing (if any)


Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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22 Apr 2014   #9
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I checked the update history and everyone that has failed has been the one for "Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for X64 based syustems". That is my system. IE is installed on my system although I never use it.
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22 Apr 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay this is the third time for this suggestion.
Noel will need this.

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If you don't want to do this just tell us.
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