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Windows 7: My computer is taking hours to install updates

1 Week Ago   #1
nijjhar

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
My computer is taking hours to install updates

Hi,

I have a laptop from my daughter that has Windows 7 Professional HP Notebook Core i5. It is stuck with the message"Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 18 of 26".

It has been running for over 5 hours. Shall I leave it to run overnight?

The laptop was not used for a long time. This Laptop is 64 bits.


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1 Week Ago   #2
Paul Black

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

Hi nijjhar,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nijjhar View Post
I have a laptop from my daughter that has Windows 7 Professional HP Notebook Core i5. It is stuck with the message"Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 18 of 26".

It has been running for over 5 hours. Shall I leave it to run overnight?

The laptop was not used for a long time. This Laptop is 64 bits.
Are the updates HP updates or WU [Windows Update] updates?
Do you know what updates they were?
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1 Week Ago   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nijjhar View Post
... The laptop was not used for a long time. ...
yeah, this is probably why. Let it run
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1 Week Ago   #4
skuddle

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I recently had to reinstall my OS. Some minutes after starting I received the same message that you did. Thinking there was a problem, I restarted the reinstall. Same thing happened. So after restarting the third time I just let it sit with the "Please do not power off..." A few hours later I noticed that the installation had indeed progressed.



So... it takes a long time (several hours in my case) to reinstall the MS Windows 7 OS (and I used new DVDs from the manufacturer (HP). Just thought you'd like to know.
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1 Week Ago   #5
Insomn1a

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My computer eats too much resources like Memory RAM and processor, processor less and lasts three hours to do all updates.
Good luck is I have a good internet connection.

The problem is for me when I run updates doesn't install "Windows Defender", everytime when I do that update doesn't start.
How about you?

Can be reported this to Microsoft?


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1 Week Ago   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Don't like, use or recommend Windows Defender!
How to Update Windows 7 All at Once with Microsoft's ... - How-To Geek
And take a look at DISM++
Direct Download Here
Website Here
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1 Week Ago   #7
Paul Black

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

Hi nijjhar,

Out of the 2 options given above, I would recommend DISM++.

DISM++ - Basic Overview

DISM++ is a FREE implementation tool that has the ability to perform Windows Updates [WU]. Some of the advantages [but not all] are:

[1] The GUI is very easy to understand and use.
[2] It is much faster than M$’s WU because it uses a different engine.
[3] It downloads the latest WU DB from the M$ servers, scans your OS, and then lists the updates available.
[4] It doesn’t install superseded updates like M$ does.
[5] It gives you the option of what you want to install.
[6] The pre-ticked updates are what is recommended and are similar to the WU critical and recommended updates. The un-ticked updates are similar to the WU optional updates.

[7] It warns you if an update:
  • Includes telemetry.
  • Has known issues with certain hardware.
  • Needs exclusive access.
  • Is suspect.
  • Your OS doesn't need it.
  • Has any other known issues.
[8] It doesn’t require re-booting between updates.
[9] It can be used to either update an install.wim image OFFLINE, or to update the LIVE OS.

I hope this helps!
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