Update stuck on 4 of 8

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  1. Posts : 49
    Windows 7
       #1

    Update stuck on 4 of 8


    I have a HP G60 laptop. I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 (32 bit) Home Premium with no problems. Everything runs great, but when I rebooted, I got a message that there is an update now in progress. As far as I could tell, it started at 4 of 8 (i don't recall seeing the previous 3 updates). It's been on 4 of 8 for about 30 minutes. Should I reboot? Or what? There seems to be some HD activity; the HD light blinks. Do some of these updates take a really long time?

    RON
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  2. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #2

    Welcome!
    Give it another hour, and post back if it is still stuck.
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  3. Posts : 49
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    An hour??? Really? I've never had an hour-long update for XP or Vista. Is this common?
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  4. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #4

    No, but you want to be on the safe side before messing around.
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  5. Posts : 49
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    It's been an hour. The HD light is still on showing some sort of activity. BUT....an hour?
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  6. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #6

    An hour is unreasonable. You gotta do what you gotta do. I guess you will need to reboot it.
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  7. Posts : 49
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Well, I took the bull by the horns and just turned it off. Waited a minute, then back on. At first where was a blur of updates (text based) ending with 909/909 changes to the registry; then it went back to the choose OS screen (I have Ubuntu as another OS on the computer); now the OS is back and I'm logging in. There's a moral in this somewhere. Now, back to my original problem.....
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  8. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #8

    Stuck on updating again?
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  9.    #9

    See which Updates were installed and any still needing install.

    The way to undo Updates which cause any performance problems for any reason is System Restore. Then add them back one-by-one until you isolate the problem Update
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  10. Posts : 49
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #10

    There was another request to reboot for an update, but now all is good, except that I'm back to the original problem, which is that I can't connect to my XP computer from the laptop. If it isn't one thing, it's something else.
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