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Windows 7: Update keeps installing the same 2 updates on shutdown

18 May 2010   #1
zebedee

Windows 7
 
 
Update keeps installing the same 2 updates on shutdown

Every time I shut down, Windows Update installs the same 2 updates. It never gives an error message saying that the install failed... it just insists on doing it again. This is the update from last week, I guess. I'm afraid I'm at work and away from the affected computer.

It's not critical, it's just annoying, bc shutdown now takes too long.

I'm betting it's an easy enough fix, but I don't know 7 well enough to start guessing.

Help?


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18 May 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

Look in your Update history to see if the updates are actually installed. If they are, you can right-click on the updates that say they need to be installed, and select Hide.
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18 May 2010   #3
zebedee

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. Will give it a shot when I get home.
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18 May 2010   #4
zebedee

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, it says they've failed every time. I tried a manual install and got "Windows Update encountered an unknown error" Code 646. The troubleshooter doesn't seem to help any.
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19 May 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just hide them then. and hopefully the next updates will work better.
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19 May 2010   #6
zebedee

Windows 7
 
 

Heh. Ok, done. Thanks.
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19 May 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can try a couple of things:

1) Disable your firewall, then try updating.

2) Disable UAC, then try updating.

3) You said you downloaded the updates manually. Instead of running them by just double clicking them, Right click and choose Run as Administrator.
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19 May 2010   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Also you could go to this site and down load the updates (just enter the KB number in search).
Then install them locally after they download.

Microsoft Download Center
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06 Apr 2012   #9
SamIAmPC

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

It could be that corrupted versions of those updates are fooling Windows Update into thinking you don't have them, but, at the same time, are preventing them from installing. I know that sounds like a contradiction, but it really can happen.

To confirm that this is the case, go to your control panel and see if the failing updates are listed there. If so, uninstall those updates and run Windows Update again. Now that nothing is in the way, the updates should be successful.

Of course, there are a number of reasons for your problem. This is only one scenario with one solution. Good luck.
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