Updates interupting- is this normal?

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alma_gimpy

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I am a PC user, running Window's Vista. I am not sure if I have my "window's updates" set up incorrectly or something, but I just had something unusual happen, and I was hoping that I could resolve it. I was on the internet when my computer closed programs and shut down to load three of three things entitled "configuring updates" it said, "do not turn off computer" and the home screen (when I log-in) was displayed. Is this normal? Did my computer download something? How do I check? Also, is this something I can control?... because I would prefer that I receive a warning next time my computer is going to log off involuntarily. Sorry this is such a green question, but I really know nothing about window's updates, or security, or whatever it is called now in Vista, so any tips would be really helpful.
 

fairnooks

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You probably have windows update configured to be all automatic and if so, you just missed the countdown window for the newly downloaded updates to be installed and when the clock struck 0 it went into automatic update and reboot mode. It wasn't a little after 3 a.m. at the time by the way was it? That's the default update time anyway.

You can control when that happens or even if it happens automatically by going to Windows Update in your Control Panel and configuring the settings to what best fits your needs.
 

alma_gimpy

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It was after 3 a.m., good guess, and you were right: it was just a simple scheduled update. I reconfigured the settings- thank you!
 
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