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Windows 7: How to review/display pending windows shutdown update(s)

22 May 2014   #1
wurmwoode

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to review/display pending windows shutdown update(s)

I know to access

Control Panel >> All Control Panel Items >> Windows Update >> View update history

And I can sort by the column "Status" to group "Pending" together

But is there a quck'n'dirty way to get a short list prior to clicking

Start >> Shutdown w/updates


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23 May 2014   #2
NoelDP

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

You could probably try looking at the pending.xml file, or the windowsupdate.log - but I've never tried, personally.

I'll try and remember to have a look-see when I fire up a VM over the weekend, and see what I can find.
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23 May 2014   #3
NoelDP

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.... incidentally, the 'Pending' status in the Windwos Update History doesn't mean that the patch is awaiting install - it means that the patch is partially installed already, and will finish installing at the next restart, whether you use the option or not.

The shutdown /update option is for updates that have downloaded but not started the install process yet.
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23 May 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is it correct that pending updates is just waiting for a reboot so they can complete the install.
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26 May 2014   #5
wurmwoode

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
...The shutdown /update option is for updates that have downloaded but not started the install process yet....
Yikes. My oversight. Although I knew about partial installation versus "pending completion", I have apparently overlooked being able to see these additional beasties.

So where would I see these items for review, or even altering / suspending their implementation ?
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