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  1. Posts : 1,606
    Windows `10 Professional 64bit
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    Stuck at preparing to configure Windows Do not turn off your computer


    Yesterday, I was presented with 21 updates. After installing the updates, it gave me the message shown in the subject. Hours later, the message is still there so I went into safe mode and restored to an earlier date but the updates want to install again so I tried again. Same thing. I tried several times last night and again this morning.

    Last night I set up update to ask me and this morning Windows scolded me for doing it.

    Anyway, I am once again stuck at Preparing to configure Windows, etc.

    I have a feeling that if I let it go for a week nothing will happen.

    Please, someone, get me out of this mess.

    My "low end" Windows 7 computers updated with no problems.

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 50
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
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  3. Posts : 9,537
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #3

    Jadinolf,
    What has worked for me in the past when getting a slew of downloads is to download all the big files one at a time then you can download all the smaller files all at once. It may take a little more time but you will avoid the problem you are having.
    If it is a file you don't need then right click and select hide.
    THW
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  4. Posts : 1,606
    Windows `10 Professional 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I saw that yesterday but I ignored it because the other computers have the same antivirus program installed.

    What the heck, I'll give it a try.

    Thanks
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  5. Posts : 1,606
    Windows `10 Professional 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    The Howling Wolves said:
    Jadinolf,
    What has worked for me in the past when getting a slew of downloads is to download all the big files one at a time then you can download all the smaller files all at once. It may take a little more time but you will avoid the problem you are having.
    If it is a file you don't need then right click and select hide.
    THW
    Thanks. I thought that I had set up updates to work like that.

    I'll try again.
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  6. Posts : 1,606
    Windows `10 Professional 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I tried to select what downloads to install but I am obviously too dumb to do it.

    Antivirus is off and here we go again on installing updates. I predict failure.
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  7. Posts : 1,606
    Windows `10 Professional 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Nope, no luck.

    Thanks for helping.

    Now I will restore to 10/07 and see if I can figure that out.
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  8. Posts : 9,537
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #8

    jadinolf said:
    Nope, no luck.

    Thanks for helping.

    Now I will restore to 10/07 and see if I can figure that out.
    Restoring it back to when it was running good was my next suggestion.
    After restore then try my approach again.
    Keep us posted.
    THW
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  9. Posts : 1,606
    Windows `10 Professional 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    The Howling Wolves said:
    jadinolf said:
    Nope, no luck.

    Thanks for helping.

    Now I will restore to 10/07 and see if I can figure that out.
    Restoring it back to when it was running good was my next suggestion.
    After restore then try my approach again.
    Keep us posted.
    THW
    Yep, I've been going back to 10/7 since yesterday.

    Just installed 5 small updates and they performed normally. This will take a while but I have nothing but time.

    I'll get back to you.
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  10. Posts : 3,724
    Windows 10x64 Build 1709
       #10

    I had the same problem with this latest update. Took me three tries to get them. It was the Malicious software removal tool messing me up. When I unchecked it all the rest of the updates installed just fine.... then IT installed just fine by itself.

    As for the "preparing/configuring"...... after about 10 minutes and 5 minutes ..... I just restarted my machine. I know, I know........
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