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Windows 7: Downloading & installing updates now STUCK "creating a restore point"

1 Week Ago   #1
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Downloading & installing updates now STUCK "creating a restore point"

I was just packing up for some lunch and I thought that I would check to see if I needed any updates on my desktop. That was about 11:30.
It is STILL creating a "restore point".
Time now 13:49
In light of my previous problem on my desktop, i.e. B.S.O.D and all the problems that ensued I definitely don't want to go down that route again.
Does anybody have any ideas, I can still get to the Forum on the desktop.
So if there is something that you want me to run or undertake I will glady do it.
Just out of interest I have used 140GB
Tony


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1 Week Ago   #2
Paul Black

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

Hi sheffieldyorky,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sheffieldyorky View Post
I was just packing up for some lunch and I thought that I would check to see if I needed any updates on my desktop. That was about 11:30.
It is STILL creating a "restore point".
Time now 13:49 .

Just out of interest I have used 140GB.
With that amount of used HDD it will take quite a while!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #3
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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



With that amount of used HDD it will take quite a while!

Hi Paul
Thanks for the contribution
Panic over
I checked online and then looked what I had (because I could see it on the desktop) and decided just to go ahead and perform a "normal shutdown"
It must have done some updates because I have just checked and there is only five remaining.
Thanks anyway
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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1 Week Ago   #4
Snick

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

sheffieldyorky,
Gotta love M$ Win7, I do!
Just out of interest I have used 140GB?

Please run these tools from my OneDrive
Click type cmd
right-click cmd choose run as admin
type
sfc /scannow
yes there is a space between the c and the /
press enter
download AutoSURT64 and place it on your desktop
When sfc /scannow completes, run AutoSURT64
When it completes, open CBS folder on desktop, remove .cab files, they are compressed CBS.logs
zip/compress the CBS folder and upload please

Bill
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1 Week Ago   #5
Snick

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

If you have a roll-up install by WU, quality or security, etc. it includes all the previous as it is cumulative.
Latest expansion of the cumulative KBs (they are compressed by M$) is 15,000-17,000 files, most are, as one would expect, repetitive. That in and of itself lends to issues with Win Update, downloading, software distribution folder, links, hard-links, permissions take, restore. One piece has an issue, eventually OS starts displaying problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #6
Paul Black

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

Hi sheffieldyorky,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sheffieldyorky View Post
Hi Paul
Thanks for the contribution
Panic over
I checked online and then looked what I had (because I could see it on the desktop) and decided just to go ahead and perform a "normal shutdown"
It must have done some updates because I have just checked and there is only five remaining.
Thanks anyway
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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