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Windows 7: How long is "Too Long" for Win 7 Update?

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Y0GI

 
 
How long is "Too Long" for Win 7 Update?

About one hour and 20 min ago, I shutdown my Win 7 64 bit system because I had one update pending. Of course, it says "Do not power off or unplug your machine."

So, how much longer should I wait?
And then what should I do? Power off by pushing the Start button for 5 sec, or
Just unplug it?

Any ideas what I can expect when I restart it?
Will it be able to be restarted?
Will I have to restart in Safe Mode?
Should there be a Restore Point before the Update?

Thanks!
Yogi


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Y0GI

 
 

Well, after 2+ hours of waiting, I gave up and pushed the start button for 5 sec, then pushed again to restart. I got the warning that Windows did not shut down properly...blah blah. I just selected to Start Normally, and it did, albeit somewhat slower than usual.


The orange "Update Needed" Icon is still there on my Windows Start button. All that I can think of is to do a full System AV Scan with BitDefender and then turn off BD before the next shutdown.


If anyone has any better ideas, please let me know.


Yogi
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hi Y0GI

Sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with Windows Update. It is probably best to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, and see if the computer can sort out its own problems. If that fails then you must remove the Update Installation manually.

Hope that helps.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi YOGI,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Y0GI View Post
About one hour and 20 min ago, I shutdown my Win 7 64 bit system because I had one update pending.
Do you know what the KB number of the update pending is?
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Y0GI

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Hi Y0GI

Sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with Windows Update. It is probably best to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, and see if the computer can sort out its own problems. If that fails then you must remove the Update Installation manually.

Hope that helps.

Hi, iko22


I didn't know that there WAS an "Update Troubleshooter!"
I'll give that a try and see what it finds.


Thank you very much!


Yogi
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Y0GI

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi YOGI,



Do you know what the KB number of the update pending is?

Hi, Paul Black


Windows Update shows one "Important Update": Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB4481252)

Download size: 12.5 MB

Update type: Important

This update to Silverlight improves security, reliability, accessibility support, startup performance, enhances line-of-business support and includes several fixes to better support rich internet applications. This update is backward compatible with web applications built using previous versions of Silverlight.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=2050218

Help and Support:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=105787
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi YOGI,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Y0GI View Post
Windows Update shows one "Important Update": Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB4481252)

Download size: 12.5 MB

Update type: Important
Have you tried downloading the update from M$ and installing it manually?
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Y0GI

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi YOGI,



Have you tried downloading the update from M$ and installing it manually?

No, I haven't, Paul Black. I guess that is another solution that I could try.



Thank You!


Yogi
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Y0GI View Post
No, I haven't, Paul Black. I guess that is another solution that I could try.
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
1metalguru

Windows 7 64 bit home premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Y0GI View Post
Hi, iko22


I didn't know that there WAS an "Update Troubleshooter!"
I'll give that a try and see what it finds.


Thank you very much!


Yogi
Where do I find this "Windows Update Troubleshooter"? I did a search on the start button but got nothing.

MG
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