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Windows 7: Problem with Installing updates. Updating blocked

21 May 2015   #1
Pitastol

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Problem with Installing updates. Updating blocked

I installed my windows 7 a few months ago but turned off the updates then. Yesterday I turned on the updates and now the updates are installing since 6 hours ago and it not go through the 177 of 215 update. It sits there since this morning. Please help with solutions. I would really appreciate it. I am afraid I might lose everything on my hard disk if I turn it off or restart it.
Thanks


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21 May 2015   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The only thing you can do now is hold the power button in to force a power-out shutdown.
Windows will recover (or at least should!), if you boot to Safe Mode, allow any updates to finish installing, then boot back to Normal Mode, and do another Check for updates.


Here's my preferred methodology for installing the 200+ windows Updates in Vista and Win7...

Note - between each of the below batches of updates, reboot at least once, even if the machine auto-rebooted during the updates. After teh update, do a new Check for Updates. Add any remaining updates or failed updates to the next batch.




1) Install all 'Security Update for Windows'
Reboot
Check for Updates
(some will have failed, and some new ones will have appeared)
2) Install the remaining/new 'Security Update for Windows'
Reboot
Check for Updates
3) Install all ordinary 'Update for Windows'
Reboot
Check for Updates
4) install updates for IE8 - but NOT IE 9/10/11
Reboot
Check for Updates
5) install all other updates EXCEPT .NET ones and IE9/10/11
Reboot
Check for Updates
repeat 5 until there's nothing left in the main window except the .NET and IE upgrades

6) Install all Security Updates for .NET - but nothing else
Reboot
Check for Updates
7) Install all other .NET updates
Reboot
Check for Updates
8) Install IE10 if offered - IE11 should wait if it's still an Optional update.
9) Install the IE10 updates, then install IE11 and update that.

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