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Windows 7: Windows update shutdown time

08 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows update shutdown time

I finished building a new computer last night and have been using it without problems until now. I clicked shut down for the computer to install windows updates, 134 of them, and it has been sitting with "Shutting down..." and the blue spinning ring next to it for maybe an hour. This seems unusual to me, specially with a ssd and 6Gb/s connections. Should it be taking this long?

i5 4670k - Coolermaster T4
ASUS R9 270x TOP
8GB G. Skill
Intel 120GB 330 series ssd
500 GB WD Blue
Corsair 600 watt

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08 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Considering that you have an SSD and newer hardware, it shouldn't take that long. You can turn off the computer and reboot it at this point.
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09 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I just had almost the exact same problem. I just got done reinstalling Windows 7 and it went through the process of installing 137 Windows Updates and when I went to restart it to complete the installation, it would hang at the shutting down screen. I also have an SSD and 6gb of ram. I got tired of waiting on it so I just restarted it manually, so far no problems that I can see.

Do you have any hard drive activity lights? If so, see if there are blinking while it is trying to shut down.
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