Windows XP Prompts To Install Updates On Shutdown
Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:21 AM
Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:49 AM
I would suggest that you go HERE to get a clean bill of health. Please be patient because they are busy.
The update issue may/ may not be related. If you allow it to install the updates (assuming there is any) what (if any) message comes up?
How do you have the OS set to download and install? In other words are you set for "download and install unattended"?
You might want to change that for a while to the "download and let me install". There could be some that aren't installing for a number of reasons.
The .net one is one of them, or a virus is blocking the install.
Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:09 AM
If you understand all that but your PC is always showing the update dialog at every shutdown - even after six or seven shutdowns, then I do agree the problem lies elsewhere. The only other possibility I can suggest is if you have two versions of Office installed -- an old version (global install) and a newer version (installed per account). In that scenario, one is being updated but the other isn't -- so Windows goes round in a loop trying to install the updates for it, fails to do it so the updates are still there in the temp folder tagged as "pending". see this
I personally never see the option to "install updates and shutdown" because I prefer to update manually when I choose to do so. I have limited bandwidth and it's annoying to have the MS Update Service hogging it when it's often inconvenient. So I have auto-update disabled. Besides, I don't like the idea of stuff from Microsoft being automatically downloaded and installed without me being able to see exact details. Some Windows updates have been known to cause major headaches. By doing it manually I can check around the various forums and 'google' it first, using the Microsoft 'KB' number as a reference.
Edited by pip22, 23 February 2008 - 08:19 AM.
Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:48 AM
use the security center in the control panel and set it to.. notify me but don't automatically download or install
let the updates "age" for about a week...that gives MS a chance to fix any bad updates...then set a restore point manually and download and install them..
Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:31 AM
The only solution I could find was to choose to "custom" install updates (not "express installation", the recommended option). Then I did not confirm (unchecked) the installation of the problematic update. I also checked the box "do not show this update again". That solved the problem, the computer wouldn't download it again.
Edited by The Skeptic, 23 February 2008 - 10:02 AM.
Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:57 AM
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