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  • I have a Dell laptop. I used to have this problem but it went away long time ago. However it came back. My windows 7 updates started when I shut the system down. They have been running since 14 hours and still on 1 of 19. I shut the computer and restarted - it came back to the updates running 1 of 19. Please help. Is there a way to kill this process?
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:14 PM

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  • An hour later after I got your reply I went to check and the process has ended successfully. I guess the first update takes long and then the rest go quickly. I shut the computer again and it updated 18 again but finished in 5 minutes. So I dont understand how it works.

     

    Thanks so much for your help and prompt replies though. I really appreciate it.


    naushi hussain
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:40 AM
    Monday, November 21, 2011 11:46 PM

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  • Please use Safe mode and perform the following:

    • Run chkdsk /r /f and sfc /scannow
    • Disable all security softwares that you have
    • Download and install System Update readiness tool your OS
    • Reset Windows Update components

    Once done, check results.

     


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    Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:36 PM
  • Thank you for prompt reply. I am communicating with you from a different computer. My computer is running the updates. So doyu want me to shut it off and then start it in safe mode? How do we run it in safe mode?

     

    thanks


    naushi hussain
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:44 PM
  • Thank you for prompt reply. I am communicating with you from a different computer. My computer is running the updates. So doyu want me to shut it off and then start it in safe mode? How do we run it in safe mode?

     

    thanks


    naushi hussain

    As it does not end then shut it down.

    To use Safe Mode, go to advanced boot menu. Normally, it is by clicking on F8 when your computer is starting.

     


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    Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:22 PM
  • An hour later after I got your reply I went to check and the process has ended successfully. I guess the first update takes long and then the rest go quickly. I shut the computer again and it updated 18 again but finished in 5 minutes. So I dont understand how it works.

     

    Thanks so much for your help and prompt replies though. I really appreciate it.


    naushi hussain
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:40 AM
    Monday, November 21, 2011 11:46 PM
  • Review the update history to gain an understanding

    It may have been the malicious software removal update, or a .net update, which can take a long time. If something is not quite right with your system, that can cause the updates to hang.

    Third party applications can cause complications. Multiple security\anti-malware applications can cause issues. Use one reliable security application with real-time monitoring-any others should be active upon user demand.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:16 PM
  • Usually for me it's a .NET 4 update recompiling stuff.  But it doesn't take that long.

     

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:28 PM
  • I checked the history and all of the last 2 days updates were related to security updates for Excel, visual c++, MS office . today I had only one update but it was for MS office security. it took 22 hours.

     

    My setting says to ask me before installing but it goes ahead and does it anyway.


    naushi hussain
    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:04 AM