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Windows 7: Help, stuck at updating 3 of 5 ...

11 Feb 2010   #1
fluffpot

windows 7 starter
 
 
Help, stuck at updating 3 of 5 ...

... OOK be gentle with me! I'm a novice, have Windows 7 starter on my notebook and all working well and has updated OK. This morning, it wants to install the latest updates and has spent the last 30 minutes at 'please be patient, do not unplug ... installing 3 of 5 ' .. and going no further! Help what do I do?
In simple English please, I have never gone into the msconfig. thing and am a bit scared to do so. Do I switch off? Do I continue to wait?
Its a Dell Mini-Inspiron, just a few weeks old. Everything has been working fine up to now ..
Heeeeeellllppp !! Eeek!


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11 Feb 2010   #2
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

-Try install these hotfixes from Microsoft Download Center (not from Windows Updates)

-Control Panel>>Troubleshooting>>System and Security>>Fix Problems with Windows Update

-Try reregister WU in aggressive mode How do I reset Windows Update components?

-Try reregister WU libraries Repair & Fix Windows Updates with Fix WU Utility | The Windows Club
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11 Feb 2010   #3
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

are the updates still installing?
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11 Feb 2010   #4
fluffpot

windows 7 starter
 
 

yes, it is still stuck at installing 3 of 5, has been for about forty minutes now. Do I just switch off during the instal... or how to get around it?
Thanks for your help guys, I'm VERY grateful !!!
Help!
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11 Feb 2010   #5
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fluffpot View Post
yes, it is still stuck at installing 3 of 5, has been for about forty minutes now. Do I just switch off during the instal... or how to get around it?
Thanks for your help guys, I'm VERY grateful !!!
Help!
Wait for hour,if it don't help restart computer and follow to suggestion from my previous post (post 2)
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11 Feb 2010   #6
fluffpot

windows 7 starter
 
 

OK but do I just switch off, and then won't it come back with the same Installing Windows update immediately so I can't get to the Control Panel screen?
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11 Feb 2010   #7
fluffpot

windows 7 starter
 
 

sorry should have added, I am typing this from my PC, haven't touched the notebook and it is STILL installing!
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11 Feb 2010   #8
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Like Flavius said.... let things go for a while longer. There is a chance that powering down at this stage could send you in an install loop.

Do you have a Windows 7 disc if worse comes to worse?
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11 Feb 2010   #9
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fluffpot View Post
sorry should have added, I am typing this from my PC, haven't touched the notebook and it is STILL installing!
Still the same message when you restarted computer?If yes try to run system in safe mode and restore system :METHOD I from this link:System Restore

If you have any problems in safe mode too,you have to burn special recovery disk for Win7 Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files on other computer,burn,boot it and restore system METHOD II System Restore
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11 Feb 2010   #10
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

If he has a Windows 7 install disc... Couldn't he use that for a system restore if needed?
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