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Forum Thread: Windows 7: 15 updates from Microsoft

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taffy078 Windows 7: 15 updates from Microsoft
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One of the main differences between XP (which I have on my desktop) and Windows 7 (which I have on my laptop) relates to MS updates.

On XP, you set your MS Updates to automatic and when there are some, a yellow shield icon appears saying "downloading - you may continue what you are doing", or words to that effect.

With Window 7 and again MS updates set to automatic, the first you know that you have some updates waiting is when you close down. It goes through the close-down procedures and then gives a light blue screen with a message to the effect "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update NN of NN"

At around 21:45 tonight (UK GMT), I shut down my laptop then got the message as above - "Installing update 1 of 15".

1 hour 40 minutes later, it's still installing update 11 of 15.

Shall I leave it overnight i.e. seven or eight hours to finish the updates or can I power off? Will this cause problems? Is anyone else having such problems?

PS This kind of nonsense seems always to happen at a weekend!

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taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

Desktop: Compaq Presario (OEM) 32 bit / AMD Athlon / 2 GB RAM
XP Home - SP3/ IE8/ Norton IS - Secunia PSI v2.0.0.3003

Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003

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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows 7: 15 updates from Microsoft
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Last edited on 12th Jan, 2013 00:40
Do not power off.

This will happen because Microsoft work on the basis that a PC is always on hence the odd default time they give which is 0300 hours. Why not change your settings & take ownership of your PC?

https://akkkug.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pFcKqDYuEMQ...

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taffy078 RE: Windows 7: 15 updates from Microsoft
Contributor 12th Jan, 2013 09:55
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many thanks Maurice. Your reply shows to users of my limited expertise the wisdom of not automatically assuming that everything that Windows suggests is good for you. I've changed the settings as shown and would recommend to Secunia users that they too check your link.

In the end, the decision was taken away from me - we had a short power cut in the middle of the night. When I got up, the laptop was switched off. I powered up and got quite a few of the usual warning menus but eventually I was able to finish off installing the updates.

Thanks again

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