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Windows AU Update causing boot loop

Q: Windows AU Update causing boot loop

Hi All,

Having an issue updating a laptop. this is a laptop loaded with a custom image which i deploy via SCCM. The image is currently on build 1511, so the update im doing is from 1511 to 1607.

The way im updating, is using the Windows 10 update tool:

Before i go on to explain, i should tell you, i can re-image and replicate this issue over and over, so its probably an issue somewhere down the line with the the image, but the update tool for some reason still mentions the laptop is ready for the upgrade. (oh and the image, that i know of to date, has no issue, and all prior windows updates are applied)

The Issue:
I download the aforementioned tool, it goes through its motions of advising whether my laptop is compatible, once it decides its fine it downloads the update (normal behavior). It then proceed to prompt me my laptop will restart in order to install the upgrade. No issue there, it press "Restart"and it goes through the motion of installing it.
It all goes well, rebooting a few times (again, normal behavior) HOWEVER, once it reaches 99% (every time) it reboots and then gets stuck in a loop.
UEFI --> Windows boot ( so this screen http://i.stack.imgur.com/hvUhO.png)--> Reboot --> UEFI --> Windows Manager --> Reboot etc etc etc......loop loop loop
It does this eternally (or at least, my patience was limited to 3 hours)
As i said before, i can then reimage my machine via a PXE boot, and apply the upgrade again and the SAME thing happens. At the SAME percent (damn that last 1% seemingly crucial boot file!).
TS Tried:
disabled secure boot
attempted to boot from UEFI and Uefi/Legacy bios mode
Tried Windows repair media ( each time, it was not able to be rapaired)
Also tried manually repairing boot files from the CMD using the repair media.
I could i suppose install a fresh build, but thats not the point. I need this in place upgrade method to work.

Anybody got any ideas? Tried contacting Microsoft and quit after their support agent asked me if they could remote into it to assist me.

P.S Model is Lenovo t460s,


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Preferred Solution: Windows AU Update causing boot loop

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I have a notebook running Windows 7 ultimate and recently installed a program called Deep Freeze, which removes any changes every time the machine is rebooted unless an admin bypass is used before restarting.
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A:Boot up loop due to Windows update

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And this is my board

Amazon.com: ASUS Z97-A ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97-A: Computers & Accessories

The computer turns on but I dont get any video whatsover and then the computer restarts itself and it does that for a long time. I let it go through 10 or so reboots before I powered it off manually. Any idea what would be causing this?

A:New RAM causing computer boot loop

Do you have the motherboard user manual?
If you don't get one.
Only install the ram in the slots of the motherboard the way the manual indicates.
Make sure they are seated properly.

You could try with only 1 stick of ram if the manual indicates it is okay.

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41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
1001 The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff88001a1fd6e, 0xfffff880217a87c8, 0xfffff880217a8030). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\021320-122257-01.dmp. Report Id: 021320-122257-01.
41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
6008 The previous system shutd... Read more

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"Boot Option Menu,
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Press enter and end up in a cycle of that. Can't get safe mode to work.

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A:windows xp boot loop after installing update KB824146

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
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============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Malware infection causing crashing and boot loop

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
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Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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A:Windows 7 Updates Causing Shutdown/Restart Loop

Please do your reimage again BUT do all of the updates before you add any applications. 360 could be your one exception.
I think that once you have the operating system current, reboot and check for updates at least once after it says there are no more updates. You will be able to add your applications. If you haven't installed and activated 360, do so BEFORE installing any applications, games, etc.
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A:Windows Updates causing endless reboot loop

If I am not mistaken 7B points to an inaccessible boot device, may be a defective hard drive. Since you are using DELL, may be it has a recovery partition that you can use to fix/undo any changes. Can you into Safe Mode? Did you try Last Known Good Configuration?

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A:Boot loop after update

Are you sure you weren't updated to Windows 10?

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A:Stuck In Boot Loop After Update To Encryption

So you've tried to do a full Windows repair ? Your data is kept intact and only the Windows portion is reinstalled.

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Can anyone please help me repair and boot my system?
Thank you for any help.

A:Win 8 to Win 8.1 update - failed boot - restart loop

You said:

Hi, I bought Win 8 for a Win 7 Dell laptop in Jan. 2013 and have happily used Win 8 for a year. I have a Win 8 backup disc and valid license key.

Why not use the Win 8 disk & reinstall Win 8 ?

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I would suggest contacting Gateway, requesting Recovery Media CD from them - might cost a few $, but you'd be able to repair the laptop to factory specs.
While waiting for the CD from Gateway, you might be able to recover any data from the disc by connecting it to a HDD dock, and copying files onto another computer.

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A:Solved: Recent Win7 update causing boot-up and sleep problems

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I am testing October 2016 Win7X64 Updates in our network. We install Critical and Important updates. In testing, the updates install fine, then the machines restart and gets stuck at the Configuring Updates - Do Not Power Off your machine screen.
I can see that the machines disk activity stop after a few minutes. Keyboard responds so pc has not frozen but nothing happens. I have to power off the pc manually and next boot is fine. I can install the updates one at a time withour problems. My question
is how can I identify which update is causing the problem ? Which logs should I check and where should I look ?
Thanks for any suggestions.


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My 230u has been stuck in a loop since a recent Windows Update. The machine crashes while booting Win 8.1, reboots and crashes again during the recovery phase, then this cycle repeats. Reinstalling Windows doesn't work, as the same thing occurs during the install process, even with a 'clean' install. I've run the pre-boot Lenovo Diagnostics, and every result reads 'PASSED'. I've attempted to update the BIOS from both a bootable CD and bootable USB, and the result reads 'failed to read bios". The machine is currently a brick that passes all diagnostics. Is there any solution to this? EDIT: Current bios version is 1.70

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I'm at a loss on how to fix this, any help is greatly appreciated

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
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Well; one thing i can tell ya is that when it says cannot update while files in are in use basically means you need to restart your system. Try restarting and see what happens. It may tell you either when the system is in the process of restarting; that its configuring updates. Do not do a hard power down as that can cause even more issues while its updating.

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Hi there everyone!

I've got an issue with my XP machine. I've got a single update that just keeps showing up as an update in a loop. I can't get rid of it. It is showing as successful when I run the update.
The update in question: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28608

I've searched online and have done the following per suggestions I found.

1) .NET 2, 3 & 3.5 uninstalled and reinstalled.
2) Searched previous updates for a failed install. No failed instance of a patch found.
3) Tried patching from Windows Update website. Showed successful then showed back up as a necessary patch seconds later.
4) Downloaded the patch and ran. Reported creating a system restore point, then patching. Reported success. After restart, patch shows as needing installed on auto update in the taskbar.

I've installed it through various methods over 40 times now, trying different things in the process. I just can't get rid of it. Any thoughts or assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time!

A:Windows Update: infinite loop of one particular update

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This Problem has been happening since the Later Updates of Windows 10. (I remember when Windows 10 was first released, I had Zero problems with the OS, my PC was running fine. So, it confuses me, makes me think that it could be Windows 10, but it could also just be a problem with my PC System. Again, it could also possibly be Drivers. I need help please! Take Note: I am now using a Clean-Install of Windows 10, (Reboot) I no longer have anything on my PC, just the default Windows 10 files. I do have Java installed, a few games, and that's it. Nothing else, so what could be causing this problem? I HAVE NO IDEA!
Hello Windows10Forums Community, I've really been having issues lately, as of Windows 10 installation. I've found that there are several problems occurring at once.
The real problem itself is to do with how Windows 10 & my PC are playing along together. My first thoughts were it must be Windows 10, right? Not so sure now.
After discovering that the BsoD (blue screens of death) are occuring with errors that are related to drivers (no doubt) I'm starting to think that it might be drivers.
But then after a conversation with my father, I've found that it could also be the PCU not living long enough due to my System Specs, it might not be working together.
The PCU could be outdated, not so much compatiable with my Graphics Card. I have no idea, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on solutions, on what it might be that's
causing these Windows 10 conflicts with my system. ... Read more

A:[Failured-To-Boot-Up] BsoDs+Boot-Loop+AutoRestarts (Windows 10)


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I've run into a strange problem on someone's computer recently and I'm not sure what the problem might be.

They use Progressive Automotive Insurance and they were trying to print out their proof of insurance papers from their website. You have to click through a couple menus and you eventually come to a point where you select 1 to 3 different forms that you'd like to print. You then click print. Whatever is supposed to happen after that is a mystery, but what DOES happen:

-If you are using Firefox, it will prompt you about being unable to find a program that can open a file, something like OWBRsomething.asp was the filename. If you tell it to open this asp file with Firefox, Firefox proceeds to open an infinite number of new tabs. Why this is happening is revealed if:

-If you repeat all the above steps if Internet Explorer 7, and the same thing happens, except it doesn't automatically open new tabs endlessly, but instead asks you what you want to do with that exact same *.asp file over and over and over and over, if you choose to pursue it. Only other option is to hit cancel.

They said this was also happening on some other website they use but didn't mention the name. I don't know what to make out of this problem. Are they missing a piece of software on their computer? Most websites are sophisticated enough to be able to tell if there is a requirement not being met on the clients computer.


A:Solved: Weird "Windows cannot open" some *.asp file causing endless loop of new tabs


Turns out they simply didn't have Adobe Acrobat installed.

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I had auto update for Windows Vista turned on and at some point it updated this latest update, and when I shut my computer down and restarted it I got into the same loop. I have done some research and found out that this is happening all over the place and Microsoft put out a flawed update. I found a forum with the solution, but you need to get to a command prompt. I can't get there because my HP pavilion only lets me get to one after windows boots? Well vista can't boot because of this loop, ergo I can't get to a command prompt to fix the problem! Microsoft URL for the fix is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358 but none of the remedies listed on this page will work on mine. SO I am UP a CREEK for NOW. Any suggestions at this point would be greatly appreciated. I am currently using a system utility supplied on my computer to back the whole thing up, but through a USB port it is taking forever.


A:Microsoft Update perpetual loop on step 3 of 3 Computer is hung in loop

Can you get into Safemode by tapping the F8 key immediately on startup and using arrow keys to select safemode and hit Enter key.

Did you get a Vista disc with the operating system on it?

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My computer was running very slowly. I went to Task Manager and looked at the processes running. Nothing showed a very high percentage. I looked at "All Processes" and found that the svchost.exe file was using 100% of the cpu.

I checked my computer for viruses, Avast found nothing. I checked for malware with Malwarebytes, it found nothing. I ran rkill.exe and it found nothing, came back clean.

I turned off the auto windows update feature. So that you now have to manually check for updates, and this immediately dropped the cpu down to 0% again.

So, I'm running with Windows Update turned off. I tried to manually check for available updates, but the problem started right back up. The svchost program, in the c/:windows/system32 folder, was again running at 100%, effectively locking the machine up. I've left it running for an hour thinking that it would eventually check for updates and give me a list. Nope, just churns away.

So now my computer is running normally, but I can't check for, or download, or install any new Windows 7 Updates. Computer was last updated back in April 2015. Not updated since then. Problem started a while ago, but I didn't notice right away since it's my wifes computer not mine.

Only have a Restore Point that goes back to mid-July. I guess I could try going back to that restore point and seeing if that would fix the problem, but I'm going to have to reinstall a bunch of programs again if I do that. Adobe Flash updates, Adobe Reade... Read more

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Hey! WIndows 7 will no longer load.
This morning I woke up to a neverending windows update loop.  It will attempt to load Windows 7 and then say 'Failure to Configure WIndows, Attempting to Revert Changes' and this page does not go away, even after hours.
As windows will not load, all of the fixes I've found online are useless - I have pressed F8 and then attempted to load Windows 7  in safe mode with Command Prompt but it still gets stuck at the same screen.   My guess is I will have to somehow reinstall Windows.   I tried my Windows Boot cd but it doesn't seem to be working (even when loading the dvd from BIOS) - maybe there is another way or a different boot cd I can make.  
Any thoughts on what I can do? Thanks.

A:Windows Update Loop

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Hi guys,
I've had this problem on Windows 7...check for updates I got the check for updates loop and I now know it's Microsoft screwing with us.
I've never had an update problem before until about two months ago.  Today I got the check for updates loop but when I went to click shutdown the update logo was showing...I went back to check for updates and got the loop again.
I started to shut down the computer and a massage said...Installing 1 of 16 updates.  When I started windows I got...preparing to configure windows.  What updates...it now seems Microsoft downloads and installs updates when they want and we now have no say on what we want to install and that really sucks.
I went to Programs and Features...View installed updates and Microsoft are still installing the nasty updates that no one wants like spyware. I now run a batch file after updates are installed to remove the nasty ones...then I disable updates for several weeks otherwise MS will download the ones I've removed every time I start the computer.  I think this is Microsofts way of punishing us for not going to Win 10.
I have GWX control panel and Spybot Anti-Beacon installed which I thought at one time was causing the problem but now I know it's MS...I'm also learning Linux now...hope this helps someone. 

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Hi. I am a BleepingComputer newbie so see my intro if you want but treat me gently. My problem has been all day and started when I had some windows security updates on my computer this morning. When it came to restarting the computer I did the usual and it got to a window saying "Configuring updates 1 of 3 0% complete". This then changes to 2 of 3 and then 3 of three with 0% complete.

This stays there for a while and I get a flash of the "Welcome" screen for less than a second and then the "Shutting Down" screen and it goes through the restart procedure. When it opens, it doesn't get as far as the "Welcome" Screen before I get the update screens again and another cycle of welcome and then closing down.

I have had a look at the BleepingComputer tutorials which seem to cover the problem but so far nothing works. I am unable to restart from a disc because the OEM put the restart options on the hard disc but a quick blast of F6 at the right moment opens the screen and then I use F8 to get to the restart options. Safemode doesn't help because the problem isn't one of starting and it just puts the computer into the same close, open, close loop
I did the same with "Repair your Computer" and the same happened. I have tried the "Last Known Good Configuration" as well but to no avail. The "Debugging Mode" did nothing different either. The test of my memory said all was well.

My question is... Seeing as I can g... Read more

A:Windows update loop

Hello and too BC!Well, were you able too get into your Safe mode at all? When Windows updates are downloaded and installed, they usually create a restore point of a known good configuration. Basically this will revert you back before the update occurred because it sounded like something nasty happened during that update.Safe mode usually asks you if you would like too restore too an earlier point in time, in this case that is what we want.It should be pretty easy too figure out, but just in case you get lost, heres a guide for you: http://www.pronetworks.org/forums/windows-...ore-t68748.htmlEnjoy your stay at BC, and hope I helped!

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Hi! My husband has an Asus laptop running windows 8. He is a truck driver, and does not have a regular internet connection. Anyway, I think some update process got interrupted, because now the computer is stuck in this loop:"We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes Dont turn off your computer" I have tried a system reset, which it cant complete. I have tried all my system restore points, and system restore cant complete. I have gone into safe mode and tried to manually uninstall updates, and it wont let me do that either. My Norton 360 scan reveals no virus. I am unable to open Windows update settings in safe mode. I tried running sfc/scannow in a command prompt and it was unable to start. I just dont know what to do from here, please help. I cant start Windows normally and I have no networking ability even when i go into safe mode with networking. Windows Security Center wont open either.

A:Windows update loop

Just tried to do a clean boot, same thing, it went right to "we couldn't complete the updates..." when it restarted. So frustrated...

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So I'm sure you guys have noticed this before. On another computer (vista home prem) I updated Windows and it got stuck on the loop when restarted finishing up at the
3 of 3 ( 0 % ) area
I don't have any disk to insert, all I have is another vista ultimate but I don't want to install that on the computer. What can I do? Is there something that I can download to flash drive to boot from to where I could be able to create a system restore? Thanks for all the help in advance.

A:Windows Update Loop

This solves your problem: windows 3 of 3 update loop - Microsoft Answers

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Ello puppets,

I've been having issues where Windows finds updates and when I click Install Updates, it'll say it's preparing to update but then goes back to the same screen I get where it finds updates and wants me to install them.

Updates it wants to install:

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - October 2012 (KB890830)

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2565063)

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)

Those are listed as Important.
This problem occurred when I installed Visual Studio 2012 then Visual Studio 2010. I'm not sure exactly what happened because it was awhile back... I've been ignoring the issue but now it's bothering me .

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Hey guys, got a quick querie, whenever i shut down 7 it always wants to install 9 updates, so I was wondering if everyone is getting this or if it's a bug with my system?


A:Windows 7 Update loop?

are you using a loader/crack for activation?

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I keep getting this update every day. I have installed it many times yet it continues to loop around daily. Also there are some others KB 2477244. I have now turned off auto updating and will now select updates manually. Not the ideal situation but all I can do now until a solution is found.

And yes the installation is successful every time as shown in the history.

A:Windows 7 Update Loop

Hello allant!

Can you please list for me the KBs of each update doing this? It would be a much bigger help than many people realise. Thanks!

Then try this FixIt in NORMAL mode (ie NOT Aggressive Mode): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

Don't do it manually. That is just a big waste of time.

If the issue still occurs, run this tool: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair...fix-wu-utility

If the issue still occurs, run the first FixIt again, but this time in Aggressive Mode.

Good luck!


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A friends computer running Vista Ultimate Home is stuck in a Windows Update loop.Will not boot in safe mode,and when PC is turned off and back on, it goes straight to update. It says'' configuring update 3 of 3 do not turn off computer.''The update hangs at 64%,and goes no further.Cannot get to sign in screen,or access anything at this point.Anyone having this problem,or has any info would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance

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I did a new install of Windows 7 on my new SSD. It was working fine until today when some Microsoft updates were supposed to get installed, I got the never ending Windows update message telling me not to shut down the computer. After a while (a couple of hours) i held the power button and the computer will get back to the same stage, could not logon on safe mode, or not even the prompt screen. So i rebooted with my Windows 7 disc in, and manage to do a restore from January 8.
Once logged on, I went to windows update and here on the update history, I can see a lot of failed update (see attached screen shots please). What shall I do to solve this problem please

A:Windows update loop

Please download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
Clicking on the link above will start the download automatically.

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I Don't know if this is a software or hardware issue, I've always been able to solve issue with my computer but for a week now i have been unable to fix this,

Okay so what happens is if I plug in a USB device for example a 1gig memory stick or a wireless adapter it will cause the computer to turn off then reboot, then when it gets to the xp loading screen it reboots and then it gradually reboots faster and faster to a point were it starts up for one second then reboots,

never will it make it too the desktop. But i can plug in my mouse and keyboard via USB and it will be fine, If you need any more information just ask and I will try to provide it, Also sometimes if the computer is left off with no power for about 12 hours it will allow a USB device to be plugged in for an hour or so before it starts the reboot loops.

A:USB causing reboot loop

Hi STMercer, Welcome to TSF!, is the device specific or a more general issue with all non essential usb devices. Also is the issue isolated to one usb slot, or does this make no difference? Finally, do you only get this issue on front usb ports or on rear ones as well?

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After upgrading to Windows 8 the setting for Windows update was set to 'Automatically Download and Install'. There was no indication that Win 8 checks for updates DAILY and no indication that any updates are being installed. The updates required a restart but nothing reported it to me. I noticed that a few of my applications would not start and others would crash. It was only when I restarted the computer to fix these problems did I see that there were updates installed. After the restart my computer was back to normal.

Is there a way to have Windows 8 indicate to me that updates are being installed or a restart is needed?

A:Windows Update Causing Problems

You can find it in the Control Panel, open up Windows update and look like side for Change settings.

By default it's set to update automatically but you can change it to the setting shown in the picture for more control. .

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