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Windows 7: laptop accidentally shut down during windows update

09 Mar 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
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If you are trying to repair a PC with the SP 1 installed you will have to use a repair CD created from a PC including the SP 1 to be successful.
Just a thought... Is there a tutorial on creating a slip-streamed DVD and adding SP1 to an existing image?

Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

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10 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Laptop turned off during update install SOLVED?

I have Windows 7. I was installing updates like normal but it was taking forever. So I turned of my laptop. When Windows started I chose to start normally over Safe Mode. It started configuring Service Pack. At 30% it restarted on its own and continued with the Service Pack install. When it finished Windows was back to normal. Don't know if this helps anyone but I guess what I learned was that I was good to let Windows run its course. Don't always assume the worst of it could cause further problems.
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10 Mar 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

The only update problem I`ve ever encountered is when the pc is taken more then 15 or 20 minutes to shutdown. I just did a reset and it restarted just fine and configured the update. Hope we don`t see any more service packs for a while.
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10 Mar 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP


Why would one need to shut it down if it tells you not to? You're not using it anyway so just let it run.

If it's still running when you come back then boot into Startup Repair, let it System Restore or run that from the Recovery tools list.
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