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Computer installs updates every time it shuts down

Q: Computer installs updates every time it shuts down

I am running Windows 7 and every time I shut my computer down, I get "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 out of 4. . .," which takes about 7 minutes or so before it will shut down. It has ben doing this for months. It is clearly installing the same updates over and over again. I can shut it down, let it install the updates, restart and shut down 5 minutes later and it does the same thing. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent this? Thanks!

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Pretty much, every time I shut down my computer it "installs updates 1 of 1". I've installed it 3 or 4 times a day for the past few days and it just won't stop now. When I check Windows Update, the last 15 or so items have all been "Security Update For Windows Vista KB981852, Status: Successful, Importance: Important".

So apparently, all the installations have been successful, but it still won't quit. Does anyone have any idea what I should do? Thanks a lot!

A:My computer installs updates every time I shut down

I would let it Update Eventually it will Stop you may want to check for updates and install them manually by going to Start>All Programs and Selecting Windows Update

Hope This Helps,

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When I get ready to shut down it gives me the option to install updates everytime I get ready to click the shut down but and it didn't do this before.

I have a screen shot of what happens when I get ready to shut down...It's always on update 1 of 1. I thought it would eventually finish updating, but it must be a glitch or something. It's been going on for about a week. Help please, thanks in advance.

A:My computer installs updates 1 of 1 when I shut down.

Welcome Caramelfyneqt.

It would be helpful if you knew what update this is trying to install? Perhaps going to Windows Update on your computer and try to find out what update it is trying to install?

That said, perhaps this will fix your problem :- How do I reset Windows Update components?

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I have a new T470p (type 20J6) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296 and System Update v5.07.0065. When I run System Update I am shown 11 optional updates. I select all these updates, click 'Next >' then 'Download'. The packages are downloaded and installed (9 successful, 2 could not be installed) then I reboot the laptop. If I then run System Update again I am offered exactly the same 11 optional updates. I've been through the entire process 5 or 6 times now. How can I 'reset' System Update so it doesn't keep offering me the same updates which it says have been successfully installed? UPDATE: If I install and use the 'Lenovo Companion' app and select 'System Update' from there I am told 'No updates are available. Your system is up to date'.

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My games computer is playing up it keeps on shutting down.
i turn it on and it may load all the way into windows, it might shut down as its loading. Or if its in a 'good mood' it will stay on for 3-4 hours. Its really annoying when im in the middle of a game!
We have the sims2 installed on it.
First we thought it was the fan and it was shutting down due to overheating, but we've had the fan replaced and it still does it!!!
Now i think it might be the power supply, what are the 'symptoms' of a wrecked power supply???

A:Computer shuts down all the time!

Good Evening choccolatte66, your problem could be caused by a number of items, power, drive, memory, drivers, bugs, faulty device, or even a crook power or loose plug.
So the idea is to eliminate various items progressively.

One idea is to firstly consider temps and voltages and the easiest way to do this is probably running a program to have a look and see what they are.
Everest Home is an analysis program, you might try D/L and running it and cut and pasting the sensors page back here. Someone will suggest a further action from that.

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I have windows xp.If I watch a video or if I close a web page too quickly or if I have multiple pages open @ the same time it shuts down.I get the blue screen saying begining memory dump and if this is the 1st time run chkdsk/f runing this program is the only way i can restart my pc and its has to be in safe mode.I also get the password screen after the shutdown even though i dont have a password on my pc.Any help would be greatly appreciated thanx.

A:My computer shuts down on me all the time!

have you scanned for virii latley? here is a free online one.. http://housecall.trendmicro.com

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i have a problem with my laptop and its shutting itself down. there seems to be a consistancy with the time its shut off. its usually shutting down at the same time. if any can help me fix this problem it would be much appreciated. my dad has told me that it might be set to do that at a certain time. i have only recently bought a vaid copy of windows 7, and a new hard-drive, after my old hard-drive got a trojan and rooted itself up beyond repair.

thanks, John

A:My computer shuts down at a certain time

Please run system file check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If it is BSODs, make sure you have set system to create minidump file for further analysis:
Windows 7:
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.
Follow this instruction:

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Ever simce june 29th the saturday my computer did not turn on on june 29th it was ok.But after that my computer would shut off.For no reason I have windows xp a p 4 mother board and p 4 processer and my ram is 1024 mb. I really need to fix it.

A:My Computer Shuts Off On Me all the time

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My PC has been shutting down at any given time during web browsing...i use mozilla and have XP Home SP3. i have a log to post and can put more info later when i return from work...

(Edit): I have a Compaq Presario V4000 Laptop with an Intel Celeron M processor 1.40GHz 502MB RAM Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS Express Chipset Family. Today I ran a quick scan with Malwarebytes and it found 4 infections, all of them registry errors. I quarantined them and restarted.While I was browsing the web (stumbling), I was watching a video and then it suddenly went off, with no warning. It's happened before when I plug something into my 2nd USB Port, so I haven't used it since. Also, when I start up my PC and the desktop pops up, an error pops up

If there is anything else I should post on here let me know, and i'll do so...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:44:37 PM, on 7/16/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Micro Innovations\Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Driver\StartAutorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Micro Innovations\Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Driver\KMConf... Read more

A:Computer shuts off instantly at any time...

so its still happening but, i dont think it happens when i unplug my adapter...anyone??

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every time i run Spybot Search and Destroy, it starts running/scanning, and then in middle of it, the computer shuts completely down. any idea why?

A:My computer SHUTS down each time i run Spybot S&D

Reboot in safe mode and try againhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...Mode-tut61.html

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I have a Precision 5510 that is about 2 months old with Windows 10 installed on it.  Over the last 2-3 weeks it has started shutting down _every_ time I close the lid.  Granted, I never close the lid and open it back up right away, it is usually hours later or the next day.
My settings specify that when I close the lid it goes to sleep on both battery and plugged in, but now it is apparently shutting down because when I re-open the lid later it is booting up.
I have seen another post that mentions trying several things like updating video drivers or doing diagnostics on the hard drive.  What should I check first?

A:Computer shuts down every time I close the lid

Does this happen with or without the adapter connected? Are there any bluescreens / system crashes? Does the auto sleep and manual sleep modes work fine? Does the system hibernate and restart fine?
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1U2Js3b
Create a system restore point.
Reinstall the chipset and video drivers from the same site above.
Go to control panel -> power options -> change plan settings -> change advanced power settings -> under sleep settings - disable hybrid sleep ---- under power buttons and lid -> check lid close action settings - apply and ok
Restart the system and check if it works fine.
Create a new admin account and check - http://bit.ly/1JoFhcw
If the issue is not resolved, then restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - close the lid and open again and check if the system shuts down or if it stays on while in the BIOS mode.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.
If the system is under warranty, write me a private conversation with the service tag, your name and email address.
Keep us updated.

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Hi thanks for reading, I have a really weird problem with my PC, which I built myself at the end of last year.

It worked fine until, some months ago, when I was playing Call of Duty 4, the frame rate dropped drastically (I play it all High smoothly with an XFX 8600 GT). I thought it strange but expected it to stop in a few moments, but after a few seconds the whole computer shut off.

This had never happened before, so thinking it was some random error I switched it on, went off for awhile and when I came back it was off once more. I started it up again only to have it shut off by itself again after some booting.

Desperate, this repeated for a couple of times till I opened the casing cover, checked everything was connected, closed the casing and started it up. However, this time I had left my computer tower lying on the floor, instead of it standing straight up as it was previously. Strangely, it didn't shut off.

This works until now- a day ago I stood the tower straight up while it was on. It didn't turn off for a long time (about an hour or so) then it shut off. So now it's lying on the floor again.

Please help if you can! I have no idea what's happening...

I do have some other problems with my PC since I am a completely amateur to PC building and was rather surprised to find my rig works the first time after assembly, but I'm sure that they're not related to this. I'm thinking it's a cooling problem but I've no idea where t... Read more

A:Computer shuts down after a period of time

Hey there Beanbag

Yea it might be an overheating problem but its not to say.... your graphics card could be overheating or even the processor.... It could also be that your PSU is giving in....

Everest home Edition - good program to test your temperature and also gives you other valuable system information....



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I would like to kindly seek help regarding my problem. Every time I shut down my laptop, there would always be the notice "installing update 1 of 1". This has been happening for a while and I'm wondering what's going on.

In addition, many random files have been created in the Local C drive as shown:

Corrupted Image removed - please re- upload

I don't know if I should just delete them but anyway, I chose not to just in case. Does anyone know what's wrong? Thanks in advance


A:Constant Updates Everytime Computer Shuts Down

Can't see the files--"Corrupted Image removed - please re- upload"

As far as updates, that's not uncommon.

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I have a Windows XP Media centre with which I used to burn DVDs created with Studio Media Suite or Sonic. Recently, any time I try to burn a DVD, my computer shuts down and reboots itself. Since I can still burn cds, I thought maybe only the dvd burning part of the drive was broken , so I bought an external dvd burner . It's doing the same thing!
Why does my computer keep rebooting itself?

A:Computer shuts down any time I try to read or burn a dvd

Strange one. Try loading up Task Manager and monitor the CPU usage when its doing a burn. How high does it go? If very high, then it could be overtaxing your PC. You may require more fans and cooling to keep the PC going and not shut it self down to protect itself.

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A few days ago Microsoft Security Essentials informed me I had a problem, i clicked on "clean computer" to resolve it. Then the computer went black, and all I could see was "Microsoft Corporation" at the bottom of the screen in faded white lettering.

I let the battery run out and rebooted. Upon rebooting, the computer tried a system repair, which failed, so i just started the computer normally. When I installed some antivirus (avg) and tried to run it, the computer shut down. Everytime I tried to run malaware it said "error code 714 (0,9).

Even if I dont run antivirus it shuts down after a while. A few times, when it let me run avg, infections were detected and I got a message asking me did I want to "force removal" and if I clicked yes I would run the risk of "system crash". I havent gotten this message since as it hasnt been letting me run avg.

Also, when I run it in safe mode, avg doesnt work, well it scans but no removal options. I did a system restore to 4 days ago, but it hasn't helped, even though I think this was one day before the first shutdown.

I sound like a fool for having no proper antivirus, but its a long story, Ive learned my lesson the hard way! I did have something installed, but it turned out to be pretty crappy. Everytime I had installed avg, it messed with my firefox on my college connection, but thats all in the past.

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A:Computer shuts down every time I run an anti virus

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

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every time i try to run macaffe,pc doctor or any other spyware or maleware my computer shuts down, imanaged to get the 2 ddds files but when i run rootrepeal (i did this twice) the scan will finish then shut my computer down the message i get is a blue screen a problem has been detected and windows has been to prevent damage to your computer.
KERNAL_DATA_IMAGE_ERROR if this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen restart your computer(which happened twice) restart your computer if this appears again follow these steps (Which it doesnt) make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed if this is a new installlation,,ask your hardware or software manufacture for any windows up dates you might need.
Technical information:
*** stop: 0x0000007A (0xc03E18B4, 0xc000000E, 0xF862DE52, 0x1D022860)

*** atapi.sys-ADDRESS F862DE52 base at F861E000,
Date stamp 4802539d
bigining dump of physical memory

In the begining after i would reboot my computer my computer would rebooi would get a message the system has recovered from a serios error please tell microsoft
error signature *
bccode:9c bcp1 A2000000 bcp2 8054e0f0 bcp3 a2000000 bcp484010400 os ver:5_1_2600 sp:3_0 product 768_1
then when i would click on associated files this is what i would get

also when i first tried to run root r... Read more

A:every time i try to run mcaffe,pc doctor,or any of the other selection my computer shuts down

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.??If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.??Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links.??Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool.??No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Since about March I decided I wanted a new computer. I went ahead and ordered this pre-built computer from Newegg and it worked for a few months but it was pretty slow when it came to new games. I wanted something that I could play new games on and do decently well with. So I decided I would over time replace all the parts.

I just got done doing an entire overhaul on my system. I bought everything brand new including a new case. The only thing I didn't replace was the hard drive.

Here are my current specs:

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz
SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
Windows 7 Home Premium
Antec HCG-750 750W ATX12V Power Supply
1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD

I am pretty new to building and tinkering with computers. So this has been a learning experience for me. I installed everything and my computer seemed to start up fine. I can get to the windows startup screens and select to start it up normally or go into startup repair. But then the computer will just shut off.

My power supply seems to be working alright its spinning on the inside fine I'm getting the LED at the front. I don't think it's a problem with the power supply.

Every time I get the option to start windows normally and I hit it it will get to the beginning of it and I'll get a brief blue screen and the computer will shut off. Whenever I try to use the startup repair it will begin repairing and then it will shut off. Other times I... Read more

A:Solved: Computer won't start normally, shuts off after about 30 seconds each time

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I am currently running windows vista 32 bit home. I installed the windows 7 ultimate 64 bit using clean installation, choosing drive (C and the installation went fine. The problem arose when It finished. I created my user and other startup stuff. Then when the "Welcome" came up, it quickly changed to "Shutting Down". The computer restarted, but somehow only loaded Windows Vista Recovery afterwards, in which all i could do was repair windows. My only option was windows 7 which was installed, but did not work because it was the 64bit version. I then installed 32bit W7 and the same thing happened. Was able to do the recovery with it though and got my windows vista home back. How can i make this installation work?

These are some of my system specs if they can help.
Gateway FX540S
2 Harddrives. (RAID i believe as it says it as i turn on PC) Harddrive (C is 455GB and holds all my files, Harddrive (K is only 10GB and holds RECOVERY.
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2403 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GS

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 Successfully Installs, Shuts down; Starts Vista Recovery

just attempted to format the drive before installing to drive c....still did nothing. Iwas also going to try to extend the drive but that option was not available....

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78 views and no reply. thanx in advance for any help you can give me.

A:no installs or updates

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my pc wont let me install any anti virus programs. i have a legitimate copy of Windows Vista Home Premium and it wont let me install microsoft essentials or mcafee. i am currently unprotected and windows defender or windows itself will not update. i am also being prevented from removing certain programs. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

A:no installs or updates

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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the belwo mentioned 5 updates are being applied every time i switch on my laptop since last two weeks.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2487367)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2656351)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2468871)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2533523)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2600217)

Somasekhar Gajjala.

A:Updates are being applied every time computer is switched on

Probably the easiest way to deal with this may be to uninstall .NET 4 completely, and then reinstall it, and update it slowly.

See here for the best way to remove all traces of .NET 4 - .NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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Good evening!
I have problems with Windows 7 updates. Every time I turn off my computer, I have 19 updates and they all fail.
Mostly Security Updates and some others.
I have tried the Fix Its and troubleshooting, but nothing seems to help.

Hereby I have attached my failed update log.
Please help!

A:19 updates every time I turn off my computer; all fail

Hey there! Welcome to seven forums. Have you tried installing it manually from control panel? If you have did you get an error message? If you did, then post the error message on this forum. Hope you have a good time on this forum. Thank you.

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Hello; I hope any1 could help me with this error;
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)

that's all i get every time i try to install or upgrade. This started when i did an upgrade on my ubuntu box; now i dont even have sound and I can update or install anything without getting this:

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)


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I have been running with PCs since CPM, and have gotten away from many a blue screen...but this one is tough.
Usually I think I run a tight ship, with SafeXP but....

OS: WIN XP SP3 Prof.Ed.
Avast free
Disconnected from network.
Backed up, Console installed, Registry backed up.

GMER works,
DDS does not, even DDS.htm or .scr. Even in Safe mode. Logs posted. "This tool does not support your Operating System" bogus error. Hijaak This file supplied.

Security logs initally were full of a svchost service accessing the internet by disallowed of high port number. Searched but nada. The trouble seemed to get nasty when IPv1.6 was added by a MS update. It seems the raccoons figured out how to make a tunnel under the Network Service, so that the network icon in the taskbar was not blinking when I was accessing the network. PC disconnected.

Novell Netware was spontaneously installed but I defeated this and removed IPv1.6.
It looked like the network was sent to a filtering site, and then to the address of interest.

RKill helped get the Network Service behavior back. Now it shows I am disconnected.

Avast intially reported rootkit in locater.exe (replaced with clean copy but no effect).
Many boots have a dirty byte set so CHKDSK.exe runs on C drive.
RKill reports many fake error messages but does not find anything in the log when it finally runs. It did work though.

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A:Nasty Rootkit, no updates, no installs.

OK, I read the instructions on Kapersky TDSSKiller, downloaded latest:

Both the TDSS.exe versions came up blank on Alureon.

So this would seem to suggest the virus is not Alureon-related or a new version.

Still a lot of CHKDSK activity...wondering if this CHKDSK file could be corrupted?

RKill clearly shows hilarious bogus MS errors.



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Shortly after 3 am today, I noticed my Win 7 SP1 computer was about to automatically restart in order to complete installing updates. Before I could abort this, the computer restarted. And I immediately noticed that wretched Icon to "Get Windows 10" in my notification tray, with no way to remove or disable it.
When I checked my view updates history in Control Panel>Windows update, I saw that no less than 39 "Recommended" updates had been installed on May 31 - some issued as far back as 2012. Not one of them applied to issues on my system (the ones fixing problems with Lithuanian and Russian currency spring to mind as examples). In short, they all looked like updates I had hidden.
I checked my Windows Update settings, and Automatic Updates was still disabled. I went to Windows Update, and my "Hidden Updates" folder was empty. Well, at least I knew the what and where, if not the how and why, of what had happened.
Well, it was easy enough to uninstall the update that put the "Get Windows 10" icon in my tray - I just uninstalled the KB3035583 update from Control Panel in the usual way. Only took 3-4 minutes, including a system restart. Great - one uninstalled useless update down, only 36 to go. That should only take 2-3 hours.
But KB2600217 and KB2901983 were .NET Framework updates I had hidden back in 2015. And when I check Windows Update, it is now offering me no less than 12  Important .NET security updates that have been issued ... Read more

A:Windows installs hidden updates

Did you install the recent Win 7 SP1 KB3125574 convenience rollup? Maybe they got installed via that rollup??  Or did they get automatically installed because you didn't install the roll-up?
I have Win 7Pro+SP1 (32-bit) and I've only been offered MSE updates in past few days...
Make sure you specifically cancel the upgrade to Win 10 by clicking the link in the upgrade box to Change or Cancel... Just clicking the red X to close the box does not cancel the update. Clicking that X means you accept the upgrade and it will happen without further warning.
MS has been getting way too pushy and doing things without permission recently and that needs to STOP!

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Hi all,

On more than 1 occassion I have been offered an update immediately after I had successfully installed it (as confirmed in update history). I would venture to say that in about 50% of the times the update is no longer offered a second time after I reboot(whether or not instructed to by Vista). However, that still leaves me with plenty of occassions where I have to install the same update 2 or 3 times to be sure "it took" and the fact that this happens at all lol

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Updates keep getting offered after successful installs

Hello Viviand,

Welcome to the Vista Forums.

Next time that happens, instead of downloading and installing the updates again, try clicking on the check for updates button on the left of WU. See if this updates WU or still finds that you need the updates.


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See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

A:Windows Update installs all updates but this one.. Why?

Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity

See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

If no message you can go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows logs>applications tab, and systems tab. Look for updates and see what event ID and "source" are listed and let us know what they are.

Kenn J++

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My hotmail crashed last Wednesday because after months it decided to start asking for my password. I couldn't remember, but knew it was one of two possibilities. It didn't like that and even when I put in the right one it would tell me because of too many failed attempts my email was temporarily unavailable. Then it started installing one update every time I shut it off. Even after I got the email fixed it still does it. Yesterday it installed the update four times.

Problem 2: I have 2 USb ports that are not responding. Any ideas on how to fix them.
I am afraid this thing is going to crash.

Thanks for your time and your patience.

roadrunner 003

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At this point i have no idea what to do, Malwarebytes is nearly constantly blocking Malicious websites and my computer is extremely slow. after running Malwarebytes, Avira and Hitman pro with no dice i booted in safe mode and ran Roguekiller. This picked up the virus that i deleted and i restarted my PC. But i still got alerts that websites were being blocked, so i went back into safe mode and ran it again and it picked up the same virus and then after repeated scanning, i found every time i deleted the virus by the next scan the virus would be re-installed. I am running on windows eight and absolutely any help would be appreciated, thank you!

A:A virus re-installs every time its deleted, help please!

G'day Matt, and Welcome to BC.
Please run the following for me ....In the Order Listed.
Please download and run RKill by Grinler.
 A black DOS box will appear for a short time and then disappear.
 This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
 At most the tool will usually run for about 2 minutes
 Please Copy / Paste the small log back here.
    RKill.exe:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
       iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe):     http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/
Rkill.com   RKill Download Link Download Now Rkill.com
The "extra" Rkill url's are in case the malware wont allow you to run the program..So...if one fails, try the next one....they have simply been renamedImportant: Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed:
    On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' link
   After the update completes, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.
   (Or, alternatively, on the Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.
    If an update is available, click the Update Now button.)    A Threat Scan will begin.
   When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply... Read more

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There are 4 options to set MSE updates.
I have MSE updates set to: "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them."
But MSE with no warning, decides to start downloading and installing updates, and automatically shutdowns which requires a restart.
This usually happens when I walk away from the computer for a few minutes. I come back and the update already installed and shutdown, which requires a restart.
The problem with this is if I have open programs on the screen or processor work I am working on. The download installs and then shuts down, and I have to restart the computer. This wipes everything off the screen. Sometimes Firefox saves the open programs, sometimes it doesn't.
Most importantly to me, is the shutdown/restart doesn't save whatever I was working on the word processor. Which if you worked for 2-3 hours on a project and it disappears because of the shutdown, is not good a good thing.
So what's the trick to setting MSE so I can control the download/installation/shutdown/restart thing? So I can save my processor work beforehand?
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:I have set MSE updates for manual install, but it auto installs anyway?

Not recommended, but you may wish to change your Windows Updates to a similar setting.

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I have encountered a Windows Update issue surrounding some Office updates (viz., KB2760411, KB2760583, and KB2760588). Update History records no installation failures ever and clearly shows these updates were successfully installed (current count 6 times). However, they constantly show up in the list of available updates, even after repeated reboots.

Have scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, using the latest database, and nothing was found.

Have executed Option 2 of How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Have followed Windows Update Posting Instructions. Have executed SURT twice. SFC reports corrupt files it could not fix. See multiple failures reported in CBS.log (zip attached), but have no idea how to fix them.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...

Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo

Yeah, a few threads here and on MS forums too,

Here we are again-Patch Tuesday

Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error

KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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I spoke with the VLSC and they told me that to be able to install ESUs onto windows 7 installations that we would need to do the following:

Purchase a single licenses of Windows 10 with software assurance to get imaging rights and downgrade supportReimage each windows 7 system in the curstomer environment with the volume license service center windows 7 image iso

I would expect the updates since they are basically downloaded from a portal to install on pretty much any current install of Windows 7.  Am I correct that we would be able to have the MSP (assuming they have software that can deploy the ESUs) push
out the updates downloaded from the ESU portal to our clients current Windows 7 OEM installs or is VLSC correct in that every system would have to be reinstalled with a new volume license image before the ESUs could be installed on the system?

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Shortly before christmas I dropped my laptop and damaged the HDD. I had to get it replaced and have windows reinstalled etc.

Now there are a lot of little things acting up, and I'm thinking it could be because supposedly important updates aren't installing.

I still get the sign next to shut down on the start menu, which suggests updates will be installed, but they're constantly coming up as failed.

This is my update history, and the highlights ones are commonly failing.

Any ideas?

EDIT: Oh, and the error codes are all 8E5E03FB if that helps.

A:Since 'fix', laptop no longer installs important updates

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data.

Please also post an MGADiag report - repair shops have an 'unfortunate' rep with reinstalling the OS.
we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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What do you guys recommend for this purpose? Anything to avoid?

A:Tool to monitor all your installs applications for updates?

Originally Posted by x509

What do you guys recommend for this purpose? Anything to avoid?

You could try:

PowerShell PackageManagement (OneGet) - Install Apps from Command Line - Windows 10 Forums

I do not use native or 3rd Party software managers, but have been tempted to implement the PowerShell solution. I tried it for a while, but my software collection is not that big. The good thing is that the above solution has most, if not all, of the software I use (it is a canned package, but you can build your own repository and add other software)

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Craeted iamge for T520 Win10 and deployed, clients are trying to install windows updates repeatly when turnrd off, don't complete do to Write filter being on. What is the prefered method of diabling updates on a Win10 image? I would think the base image would have this pre configured?

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I will start by saying I built the machine myself and originally I thought it was a ram stick, found one that I took out and the freezing stopped but it was the coincidence. It will freeze sometimes within 5 minutes or 1 hour. It is seemingly random. It will freeze with the full 16gb of ram and when i take out the stick with 12gb as well, and I figure its not the ram anymore and thats why I turn to you. I think it may be a software bug or something thats not installed. I have tried to install all the drivers that are out and the freezing happens sometimes when i go to install a program, download a driver, download a torrent, it seems during processes it just stops, screen locks up and it needs to be re-booted. Cant alt-tab, cant alt+ctrl+del or anything. Is there a program I can run to check everything? or a log or screenshots of a file or anything that you guys could use to diagnose? I'll get you anything you need, its frustrating that such a beautiful machine is freezing Also another thing that makes me think that its software rather than hardware is the fact that when i try to install windows updates they fail with an error 800B0100 and I have tried resetting the updater and running Microsoft tools and troubleshooters, nothings working.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
AMD FX-8150 Zambbezi AM3+ 8 core processor
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Ram @668 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus M5A99X Evo SB910/950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560 2GB
Sata3 Seagate 1TB HDD
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A:My new windows 7 rig freezes during downloads, installs, updates

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with Malwarebytes scan, Clean Boot and SFC. Stress test your RAM for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Someone with expertise on RAM timing also needs to look at your settings there.

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Just did updates today, 1 important and 4 optional. Have not researched yet which one exactly but one of those put GWX back on my PC despite having previously disabled OS Upgrades through group policy. When I checked my group policy is was set back to "Not Configured".


Edit: Seems like KB3035583 and KB2952664 are the culprits.

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I had a problem with Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working. The problem still exists. One of the steps was troubleshooting Windows 7. The troubleshooter showed that Windows Update was not registered. The troubleshooter supposedly fixed the issue. I went to check the settings and Windows Update settings now are to Install updates automatically. It is greyed out and you can't change it. There is a message at the top highlighted in yellow. Some settings are managed by your administrator. The User account is set as administrator and I can't change the setting. It was set to Ceck for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I haven't found anything on this and I would like some suggestions or a fix. Below is my System Information.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5861 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


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I've started noticing this recently and I don't know whether it has to do with an Update that was pushed through which changed the way Updates are delivered into new installs, or whether the slipstreaming method used in Update 7 installation media is fouling out Updates actual delivery. Let me describe what happens to see if anyone else recognizes it:

Updates are set to Automatic choosing "Use Recommended Settings" or "Install Important Updates" during the OS install so are presumably downloading in the background as soon as the new install gets online.

Then doing a Check For Updates begins an endless loop that may not resolve at all until one notices that there is a yellow ! on the Shutdown button which begins install of a large group of Updates. Today it was 189. So I shutdown and these tick through the entire 189 but at restart quite a few are logged Failed. So I again Check for Updates and this time it says 72 available, but when I select them and start their download, it again stalls at 0% - the tray icon agrees. Soon the yellow ! appears on Shutdown button again and I shut down to see 72 Updates appear to be installing.

The past few installs where this has happened it was a daylong struggle to get them all in. But they eventually all were installed and I could then choose the Optional - which tells me that Important are self-installing without regard to User input. If I had have waited they may have all installed at once queued by th... Read more

A:Strange behavior of Updates during recent installs

They should just come out with a Service Pack 2 already for 7, but I guess we all know that won`t happen.

You should always set it to ask me later, then to inform you but let you decide.

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As a lot of people are experiencing a problem with new installs not updating, judging by the number of new threads on this issue, to save a lot of people a lot of hassle, you may simply have to wait a few days for automatic updates because new Win10 installs updates are taking priority.

Here's a tip to the mods/gurus etc. If you see someone start a thread with these problems, just tell them they may have to wait a few days. Even better, create a Sticky about this issue. You'll make life much easier for yourselves and spare others a lot of hassle. Very simple.

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Two days ago I was surfing the web and my computer decided to close everything and reboot, but not before configuring updates without my permission which I think is what I had it set on. My first thought was that it was some kind of virus so I shut it down before they were installed (held down the power button).

In retrospect, this was probably a stupid thing to do because then when I started it back up I got the blue screen saying windows failed to start or something like that ("this could be a hardware/software issue" etc). Anyway after a few other things, I decided to just completely wipe it and start over as I hadn't backed anything up so I lost all my files and everything else.

Then, about an hour ago it happened again while I was in the middle of a game (just quit the game and started shutting down and installing updates without any warning that I could see). This time I just left it to see what happened and here I am. I looked at what had been installed in update history and there's a huge list including:

Update for windows Vista (25 of these)
Security update for windows Vista (50 of these)
Cumulative security update for IE7 for windows Vista (1)
Cumulative security update for windows mail for windows Vista (1)
Security update for windows media format runtime 11 for windows vista (2)
Security update for movie maker 6.0 for windows vista (1)
Security update for Microsoft .NET framework, version 2.0 (1)
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A:Windows Reboots + installs updates without permission?


You have to realize that we are not there, with the ability to look at the machine and the settings. May I suggest that you follow these instructions and make sure that you are on the proper settings
Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating


Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi all,

I do a lot of consulting in my spare time to home users. I often end up getting their computers secure and ready for use. I was wondering if anyone knows of a program that is intelligent enough to scan the system and apply windows updates as needed performing reboots, and resuming installation.

Basically I am looking for a standalone utility that can perform these actions until windows is completely patched. I have seen proprietary solutions for this that companies like Geek Squad use and was wondering if there is a commercial solution that provides similar functionality.

I am not interested in a program that collects updates and downloads them for building into images or SXL, but a nice little app that connects to microsoft and downloads the needed updates and restarts as needed.

If anyone has heard of any such solution I would be most interested in hearing your feedback.

Thank you!

A:A program that searches for updates installs and reboots

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I tried installing admuncher and update to Acrobat Pro 8.0. With Acrobat, when I select update from the help menu nothing happens. I figure this must be avg av software, or a win 7 security feature that is blocking program installs+updates (my guess it is more likely Win 7). I don't know where to start to solve problem. Only account on Win 7 is my admin account.

A:(avg or) win 7 security blocking program installs+updates

It could be a security setting or an addon in your browser.

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Hi all,

There are 5 accounts on my machine running win xp pro : 1 admin and 4 limited. I fully installed MS Office 2003 and updated it. When launching a MS Office application while being admin no problemo but when i use 1 of the 4 limited accounts a MSI window appears, configure MS Office without any error message. This MSI window appears then several times and finally i can use the MS Office application. This problem occurs each time i launch a MS Office application under a limited account ...

Any ideas ...

A:!!! MS Office 2003 Pro installs itself each time it's launched !!!

heres an article that might help http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article08-103

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This is a second hand computer that I got from a friend. When I got it I started downloading the software that I wanted on it.

McAfee Firewall,McAfee Virus,Spybot,AdAware,Registry Mechanic,Spyware Dr., ect.

The first time I lost my internet connection was when I tried to install Spyware Dr.
I did a system restore and skipped that program. I tried to install spybot with the same results. Again system restore. It worked fine for about a week and then over time I lost my connection again. I decided to use my system recovery cd and when I started installing things spybot and spyware dr. installed fine, this time McAfee firewall broke the connection. System restore had lost all of its restore points so I used the recovery cd again. I Started installing and got to McAfee virus and lost my connection. This goes on and on like this for about a month with different installs or time breaking my internet connection.

Things that may help you to know.............
Sometimes the connection will last for the first five or ten minutes, restarting the system will give me another five or ten minutes.

My firewall is not blocking my connection as it has been diabled or uninstalled during most of this.

I have downloaded Hijackthis and have had it read in the forum. I was told that it was clean.

In the past (before I got it) windows xp was installed on this computer, then uninstalled because of errors. No I don't know exactly what the problem was.

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A:Losing connection internet after installs or time.

Update all drivers especially motherboard, nertwork card and get all available windows updates.

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