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Installing Updates NIGHTMARE!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by MARLEY_, May 2, 2010.

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  1. MARLEY_

    MARLEY_ Thread Starter

    May 2, 2010
    Just got a new computer two days ago: HP Pavilion with Windows 7. Installed MSN Messenger and Skype last night, used both programmes without any problems. However, when I shut down the computer, it started installing 1 of 40 updates. Three hours later, it was on update 14, so I left it on all night long. It's been 12 hours now, and it's still saying that it's installing update 14! I got desperate a few minutes ago and forced a shut down, but found that it didn't change a thing. I turned it back on a few minutes later only to find the same message: "Installing Update 14 of 40..." Does anyone know how to stop this, since it's obviously not working???
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    Go to Control Panel > Windows Update. You should be able to see the list of updates, and can choose which ones to install or not install. You can also disable updates completely (but I don't recommend it).

    Some updates are quite large too. All of the Windows 7 Ultimate language updates are about 1GB. Somehow I don't think I need updates for 34 languages though.
  3. antech

    antech Banned

    Feb 23, 2010
    Maybe the forced shutdown didnt take place at all!
    Unplug the power plug and then restart
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