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Windows 7: updates available but NO system tray or shutdown notification

18 Jul 2016   #1
johanpreuss

Windows 7 Professional N x64
 
 
updates available but NO system tray or shutdown notification

updates are set to "check for updates but let me choose...". when updates were available, the system used to
1) show a system tray notification
AND
2) notify me [after clicking start -> shut down] about available updates

unfortunatelly, I realised that nor 1) or 2) happens already for months; despite the fact that important updates appear regularly in "control panel -> windows update" and these updates can be installed "manually" [i.e. by clicking "install updates"] without problems.

also the following suggests, that there is something corrup: EVERY DAY the following 2 lines are added at the time of shutdown to "WindowsUpdate.log":

AU Initiating Install-at-shutdown
Shutdwn user declined update at shutdown

but the log is obviously false, because I have never declined an update at shutdown, because I have never been notified...

what is the problem?

THANKS!

johan


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18 Jul 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Johan,
Your in the same boat as many others, MS has been playing around with those settings for a while,
Still not back to normal thou.
As for the 2 non-installs, the log should also refer to the KB No's, what are they (possibly W10??)

Roy
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18 Jul 2016   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A few of us had that issue. It's not easy to fix and in my case might have just been lucky.

It's time for Microsoft to fix the Windows 7 update slowdowns

EDIT: You might see if this helps to restore install updates on shutdown option.

How to Enable or Disable "Install Updates and Shut Down" Option in Windows 7
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18 Jul 2016   #4
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I did had problem when using the setting "check for updates but let me choose..."
Sometimes choose the wrong updates.

Now, i prefer to stick to "...Recommended .." setting.
The "Update" on the Shutdown button do appear, as i do select it, even if i am restarting.
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20 Jul 2016   #5
johanpreuss

Windows 7 Professional N x64
 
 

guys, thank you very much for your posts. however, the problem persists.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
As for the 2 non-installs, the log should also refer to the KB No's, what are they (possibly W10??)
Roy, I attach logs written to WindowsUpdate.log during a single day. I cannot see any problem reported. but I hope that someone can... right now, 12 important+34 optional updates are available in "control panel -> windows update". none of them seems to be W10 - they are too small; the largest about 27MB.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
A few of us had that issue. It's not easy to fix and in my case might have just been lucky.

It's time for Microsoft to fix the Windows 7 update slowdowns
Callender, it's not clear to me what exactly you did... it took 3 days [???], therefore, I don't fancy trying it, moreover, when the result is unpredictable...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
EDIT: You might see if this helps to restore install updates on shutdown option.

How to Enable or Disable "Install Updates and Shut Down" Option in Windows 7
I tried - but it didn't help.

any other ideas?

johan


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File Type: log 1_day_of_WindowsUpdate.log (24.4 KB, 2 views)
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20 Jul 2016   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johanpreuss View Post

Callender, it's not clear to me what exactly you did... it took 3 days [???], therefore, I don't fancy trying it, moreover, when the result is unpredictable...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
EDIT: You might see if this helps to restore install updates on shutdown option.

How to Enable or Disable "Install Updates and Shut Down" Option in Windows 7
I tried - but it didn't help.

any other ideas?

johan
I think it would be too tricky to post instructions on a full removal and reinstall of windows updates and a lot can go wrong. Plus a few things have changed since I did that with extra updates required to be installed to get things working.

The main suggestion would be to make a system image backup now before trying to fix it.

EDIT: Re notification of new updates missing. Some of us who had that problem resorted to pinning a Windows Update shorcut to the Start Menu:
Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 7
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14 Sep 2016   #7
johanpreuss

Windows 7 Professional N x64
 
 

after hours of googling, the problem has been solved by manual installation of KB3172605 [=July 2016 update rollup] that contains KB3161647 which brings the "Windows Update Client for Windows 7" to the latest version. :-)
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