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Old 04-18-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-18-2016, 03:33 PM   #2
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One or more of the updates are failing. So, next time you shut down, it tries to install again and fails.
Go to Windows Update, on the Left panel choose Update History. It should tell you what Updates are failing showing the date and with it's KB #. Write down the KB # and Google it with the word Download. Try Downloading the stand alone version, of each of the failed updates, instead of Windows Update, and see if that works
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Thanks! That seems to have done the trick!
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