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Windows 7: Windows updated without asking?

14 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows updated without asking?

Hi.
Windows just updated without asking me. -Which is fine, really, but it also restarted my computer without asking.
I was playing a computer game and all of a sudden the computer restarted and started applying updates..

How can I disable this?


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14 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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14 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Awesome, thanks. I'll try that. =)
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15 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You can turn off automatic updates if you so wish to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Turn-automatic-updating-on-or-off. But, if you choose to turn it off, make sure to check for updates at your convenience.

Cassandra
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15 Apr 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Just some added advice, do not install many updates at once. Install only one or two at a time. From personal experience, and the posts of others, it seems that if several upadates require booting the computer to install a conflict is created, which can cause problems.
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15 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just some added advice, do not install many updates at once. Install only one or two at a time. From personal experience, and the posts of others, it seems that if several upadates require booting the computer to install a conflict is created, which can cause problems.
This was also true in Vista also, too many at once and BSOD city. Between that and the 4GB BSOD crashing it was a nightmare, although I havn't seen that problem with Windows 7 yet.
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15 Apr 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just some added advice, do not install many updates at once. Install only one or two at a time. From personal experience, and the posts of others, it seems that if several upadates require booting the computer to install a conflict is created, which can cause problems.
This was also true in Vista also, too many at once and BSOD city. Between that and the 4GB BSOD crashing it was a nightmare.
I found out the hard way with Vista, had to pull the plug. Oh Oh.
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15 Apr 2010   #8

 
 

i never had a problem with vista.
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16 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
i never had a problem with vista.
Me either, except for finding drivers and software that works the first few months.
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