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Gene R

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Windows 7 x64 HP Palvillon dv6 series

When I powered up this evening, immediately more than 17,000 updates installed before windows launched. Don't know if it was windows or HP, it went real fast and I was trying to read the screen but it was flashing real fast as the updates installed.

Searched Microsoft and HP sites but didn't see anything about a large push out.

Has anyone seen anything like this? The laptop when on in and worked okay...

Thanks...
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Neil Jones

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This is normal behaviour for Windows 7 where updates are applied on shutdown.
The exact number of "updates" on the Windows 7 screen varies depending on what's been downloaded, what needs installing and everything like that. It bears no relation whatsoever to what has been downloaded.
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To see which Windows updates are installed on your computer, click the Start button, in the search box type update, in the list of results, click Windows Update and then in the left pane, click View update history.
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Thanks for the replies, We have had the laptop for about 6 months now and that was the 1st time I've seen that. I must admit, it is my wife's laptop and she is the one usually powering it up and if anything is out of the norm she usually panics and asks me. She must not have seen it before. Glad I saw it first and thanks for helping me understand it is a 'normal' windows thing. A lot of 'normal' window things seem un-normal to me....
Thanks again
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Considering Windows 7 has only been out about a year, "17,000 updates" might be stretching it a bit. There may be 1,000: http://catalog.updat...Search.aspx?q=7
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