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Windows froze during automatic update

Question: Windows froze during automatic update

My question is this: Should my laptop be okay as it now stands - Even though I did a force shutdown during a frozen update attempt????

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Today I woke up to an issue where Windows 7 Pro was froze on my laptop during an automatic updates from Shutdown last night. It was hung up on 72 of 121.

The laptop is 6 months old and I am in the middle of doing a fresh install of the OS and some software.

I read a few articles online on my desktop computer regarding remedies. Ultimately I force powered down the laptop and then went to this article:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2700567

The "Fix it" went fine and eventually I successfully manually finished 49 updates. The computer seems to be running fine.

One article said I should do a "Restore" to an earlier point. I had yet to turn on that feature so I have no restore points.

My question is this: Should the laptop be okay as it now stands - Even though I did a force shutdown during a frozen update attempt????

Thanks,

Dekade

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Answer: Windows froze during automatic update

If it exhibits no problems it needs no cures.
MS Update process is fairly robust, I would keep running it.

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Answer:My computer has froze on hp automatic repair

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Answer:windows 10 update is froze at 95%

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Answer:Windows update froze.

Nothing you can do to kick it back into gear. Cancel the rest of the updates, restart and try again.

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Answer:New E5-571 froze during windows update

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Answer:fail to load sortbls.nlp error after Windows Update froze

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Hi davron94,

If there is no 'Restore Point' available, you may try uninstalling the recent 'Windows Updates' in 'Safe Mode' and try booting to 'Normal Mode' again: Windows Update - Uninstall an Update
Note: Please create a new 'Restore Point' before attempting this step: System Restore Point - Create

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I am now stuck in a perpetual diagnosis/automatic repair loop. None of the safe boot options work and can't reset (keeping files) either.

I am not a technical person and am at a loss as to what to do :-(

Answer:Windows 10 update, Nvidia Update, Automatic Repair loop

carrumba said:

Argh! Need help!

Windows 10 installed and have an Nvidia grfx card which caused a problem with the driver which I managed to get round. Been using Windows 10 quite happily, until today.

PC crashed not long after boot. Last thing I remember seeing was a notification from NVidia control panel saying new optimized settings had been downloaded for a game... a short time later the computer, which was sitting idle, encountered a critical error and rebooted.

I am now stuck in a perpetual diagnosis/automatic repair loop. None of the safe boot options work and can't reset (keeping files) either.

I am not a technical person and am at a loss as to what to do :-(



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Answer:Windows 10 update froze the computer and I cannot access the computer

This happened to me, too.  I had to push the computer power button to reboot in the middle of the update several times (which made me nervous), but eventually the update completed.

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Answer:windows automatic update

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click hereYou're not alone, apparently.

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Answer:automatic Windows update

what version of windows are you running
 

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Answer:Windows Automatic Update

According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885626, 885626 is SP2 for Windows XP. Is this what you're trying to put into WinNT? Or is the same number used for something else in NT?

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Answer:Windows Automatic Update

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Windows update.
Having noticed that no 'Automatic Updates'
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After Microsoft runs the 'Check to see what's
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button.
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[Error number: 0x80072EFD]
The website has encountered a problem and cannot
display the page you are trying to view. The options
provided below might help you solve the problem.

Running through the 'Options provided' leaves
me totally in the dark!

Then I did some searching and found this site:
Microsoft Discussion Groups Home | Communities Home | Communities Worldwide

[Error number: 0x80072EFD] auto update wont work in Windows Update

There I found this answer by one of the many that seem to have the same problem:
"This will work. Got it from another member:
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This is how I set Norton firewall so I can download updates and keep the
firewall on--

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Answer:Windows Automatic Update

Try this link;
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=836941
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Answer:Windows update automatic

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Answer:windows automatic update

the following may work. it was found here. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/ballew_04january12.mspx

Configure Automatic Updates
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Answer:Windows Automatic update

This is just an observation - Is the file installing OK? - as it sounds as if Windows doesn't recognise that it's installed, hence the repeat downloads.Regards

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Hi,
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Answer:Windows automatic update

This should help you out.

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Answer:windows automatic update - help

(BUMP)

anyone ????????
 

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Answer:windows automatic update..please help

I need more information: operating system? sp? what type of pc is this?

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Answer:automatic windows update

Download and run the free version of Malwarebytes.

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I have several computers with completely different setup and configuration.
I'm always formatting and installing everything from scratch including downloading all updates.

My goal is the following:
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->Download only the updates that are not in a specified directory or drive and add them to the directory.
->Install automatically the required updates from a specified directory or drive.

This way I could avoid downloading repeteadly the same updates. Is there any software that can help me to this? How can I download only the files the computer needs that are not present in a certain directory? How can I install automatically updates already on the hard drive?

I guess this should be a common problem. I hope it has some kind of straightfoward solution (without need to write a big complicated html c parser or something like that)

Thanks beforehand,
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Answer:Automatic Windows Update

A free program called Autopatcher may be what you are looking for. It contains all updates and is upgraded each month. It will do no harm to check it out here.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/AutoPatcher-XP.shtml
 

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Thanks.
 

Answer:My mac OSX froze on an update, and now isn't working. Help please

I would try one of the local Apple stores, the tech should be able to help you for free if your nice to them and might even had you a update CD

Dillbertic
 

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The AMD update program notified me that there was a driver update, and I clicked install. After not even 20%, there's nothing but a black screen.It's been over an hour and nothing has changed. I don't even want to force shut-down or restart for fear that I'll make it worse.

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   I tried to update pavillion 23 and it froze and could not get out of it so crashed it by turning off. Tried rebooting. It lets me put log in password and then does back to reloading update , it says please wait. days later im still waiting. it has a cancel button but doesnt work . so when i try and log in now it just does same thing, have tried going to control panel etc but this all stays hidden under this green screen as soon as i try to click on to anything to get out of this frozen status  can any body help to actually get back to having a pc i can use please 

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Lenovo 3000 n200 0769 BRG As per the title my laptop froze during a bios update, I now have a ?300 paper weight. When turning on the fan spins, the cd tray works, but the screen stays blank and only a single power light stays on. I tried starting the machine with no RAM inserted to see if the bios would beep. It didnt. I think i need to reset the CMOS  and in another thread there were instructions as follows " two exposed metal traces labelled CLRP1. You need to short those traces together for a few seconds." I can get to the traces CLRP1, but it doesnt work. Could someone please verify how to short those? What do you actually do?I lightly pushed a flat head Metal screwdriver on the traces, also tried a paperclip,other screwdrives, and basically everything metal. Could someone clarify what needs to be done? Thanks so much

Answer:Froze during BIOS Update

If the bios is corrupted, yes, it may be bricked. Search the web and these forums for "phoenix bios recovery"there may be some hope. I have never tried any of the solutionsI have found about a Bios recovery disk. The solution for a bios "hard reset" on my N100 was to dis-assembleit to the point where I could short the leads of the bios backup batteryfor about 5 seconds. The bios on mine was not corrupted, though. Find the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your laptop model HEREand look for how to remove the top cover. The battery is probablyon the bottom of the motherboard. A bit tedious and complicatedif you are doing something like this for the first time.

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I try and update windows apps and ( the Update Standalone installer) Just keeps running and won't install anything. I also try to install the Internet 10 update and it does the same thing. (searching for updates on this computer)
Thanks

Even when I click the Updates it searches to see what update have been installed and never stops.
This is a new install of 7 pro.
Could one of my updates have caused this or one to delete to fix it?

Answer:The update installed is froze

Follow these instructions exactly.
First, set Windows Updates to never check for Updates.
Next reboot your computer, then install KB3020369, if not installed.
Then install KB3172605.

Windows updates should return to normal. You can then reset your updates to automatically check for updates if desired

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
Microsoft has now created a Knowledge Base article that finally addresses this as well.

Windows Update is taking unusually long...

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Hi,
Recently after activating my copy of Home Premium x64 a dialog box has been popping up saying that the automatic updates has stopped working. If I press close the program the dialog box comes back about half a minute later. The details of the crash are:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wuauclt.exe
Application Version: 7.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 4791a227
Fault Module Name: StackHash_2ea1
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000100000002d
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 2ea1
Additional Information 2: 0411f401154786662c220fbfdaf8b4f5
Additional Information 3: 16ba
Additional Information 4: 954b39dd611850a61426512ac5220bbc
I had to also change the date to get the activation to work as the computer was a few months behind. Is there anything I can do?
Thanks

Answer:Windows Automatic Update crash

Anyone?

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I am unable to turn my windows automatic update on, I have visited the microsoft security website and followed their instructions to manualy turn the update on from the 'services.msc' command. When i click start the following message is displayed
'Could not start the Automatic Updates service on Local Computer.
Error 1058: The servicecannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.'
I am running Windows XP
I enclose my hijack this log below.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:35:30, on 29/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPR... Read more

Answer:Windows automatic update disabled

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.
 

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Hello, i tried searching the forums, but nobody else seems to have a problem quite like this. i can't seem to figure out why this is happening....but i know i caused it.
automatic updates has been on for a while now, and one day it downloaded XP service pack 3. since i really didn't know too much about it, i kept stopping automatic updates from installing it, however, now i want to install it, but i can't find it, as automatic updates doesn't offer to install it anymore........the thing is, i'm almost positive it's already downloaded so i don't want to download it all over again, and i would like to know how i can locate it.....apart from that, is SP3 it really worth it? there seemed to be mixed reactions in most of the threads, and i was wondering when the official version was released, because i don't think automatic updates would download the beta version....but still. i really don't know what to do, and reading the posts in the other posts has confused me even further.....so please someone, any help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks in advance, you guys're the best.
 

Answer:Windows SP3 automatic update problem

The SP3 upgrade(final version) to Windows XP isn't scheduled to be released by Microsoft until about the middle of March - according to the last article that I read.

The SP3 Release Candidate 1 upgrade wouldn't have automatically downloaded and installed from the Windows updates site. You have to download it and install it manually from here.

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Guys,

What do you think about Automatic Windows Update? I leave mine off and do my updates manually. The question that I have is that if you leave auto update on, Microsoft says that you also have to leave your computer on. In this case, do you get the traditional Windows Update screen that we all know about when it is time to update? (If you shutdown, you get a reminder at boot up that new updates are available and a prompt asking if you want to go to the site to install them.) More importantly, if you have automatic update activated, HOW DO YOU KNOW AT WHAT TIME THE UPDATES WILL TAKE PLACE? (What is the default setting for Auto Update?) If I ever wanted to reactivate Auto Update, how do you go about setting up a time schedule so that the computer is updating when you are not doing other things with it?

Jack
 

Answer:Questions About Automatic Windows Update?

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I have Windows XP Home. Intel E6700 overclocked to 3.2, 2MB of memory (showing 25% in use while I'm doing this message - no other programs open that I know of). When I use the Automatic update, it takes a long time to check for the latest updates. Sometimes it takes over a minute before it finds and lists the updates, even when there are only a few. I have tried different firewall and anti-virus software - makes no difference. My other home computer, also with Windows XP Home, does the automatic update a lot faster (typically 15 to 20 seconds, occasionally a bit more). Does anyone have suggestions as to what may be causing this, or how I can identify the culprit?

Answer:Windows Automatic Update - very sloooow

When you say automatic update- you're referring to going to the Windows Update site, and scanning? Because when you say automatic update- I'm thinking of setting the option to download the updates automatically in the background.

Windows update works by scanning the registry of your computer, to see what updates and patches need to be applied. If you have many programs (all of which create registry entries when you install them) and other items installed on your PC, it can take longer to scan the registry and inform you of the updates needed. You may actually have one corrupt registry key (this is not uncommon, after installing and uninstalling many different programs, it's only natural) that could be holding the scanning process up. I'm not familure with a good registry cleaner, simply because I haven't used many at all. And another fact about registry cleaners is some do more harm than good. Another possible issue is bandwidth, network card (hardware) or TCP/IP stack(software) that may have some problems. Someone else may know of something specific, but that's all I can think of right off the top of my head.

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my windows 7 wont check for updates automatically even though it is set that way. what I can do to fix this? 

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Hi,I'm looking to create a central server to automatically pull down and distribute Windows Updates for users across our network (every week or so) - Is this possible?? If so - know any good starting points/materials?Many thanks!

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1. I've only occasionally updated Windows XP(maybe every half year), anyway I don't want to update stuff all the time in case microsoft releases a broken update or something(which I've heard many stories about that).

Does anyone know of a site or something that reviews the lastest Windows XP updates and checks whether they're "safe/stable" or not? I thought I remember hearing about a site that does that but can't find it.

2. When I put "Notify me but don't automatically install updates", I can select which updates I want to be downloaded installed right?

I remember setting on "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install" and I didn't have an option to choose which ones I wanted to install/didn't want to install, so do I have an option with "Notify me but don't automatically install updates"?
 

Answer:Windows Automatic Update questions:

For this you check the "Notify me but don't automatically install updates" option but when they "notify" you, go to the Microsoft Update website instead. Do not check "Express" Update. Instead, choose "Custom" . They will check which updates you need and will have options on which you want to install or not. Windows Update in XP will not do this; it is just an installer in disguise
 

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Hi,

I seem to be having some problems with getting my Windows to update automatically. I noticed it last night, when I saw that it hadn't been updated for almost 2 months. I then tried running it, but I get an error called Code 80246008 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

I chose "Get help with this error", but the first solution it gave me asked me to change the properties of "Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)", which is not appearing in the list of services in the administrative tools, and the 2nd solution it gave (to change or restart the windows event log service) isn't working for me.

Any idea of what could be wrong?

Best regards,
 

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So I'm sitting here on a new installation of Windows XP w/ SP2, but I'd like to install the latest security updates. For some reason, AutoUpdate isn't launching like it normally does. Does anyone know how to force it to launch?

Note the distinction between Windows Update and Automatic Update... the former is in the start menu and redirects you to a silly website. The latter sits in your tray and does all the work for you quietly.

Thanks all.
 

Answer:Triggering Windows Automatic Update?

What exactly are you expecting to happen? Automatic Updates downloads the latest security updates albeit slowly depending on your connection speed and use of your computer.

When the downloads are on your system and ready to be installed, it will prompt you to do so. Be patient.

Any *valid* reason why you can't just go to the website?
 

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Hi!! buddies...I am using Windows Xp - professional edition on my laptop. Since past few days I am constantly facing the problem with "Windows Security Centre". "Automatic Updates" of the same always gets turned off automatically after I shut down my laptop. Whenever I restart, it shows the balloon in bottom right hand corner as security threat with message "Automatic Updates is turned off". Moreover, few of the web sites are also not opening at all like "Microsoft.com" ; "superantispyware.com" etc. I also downloaded free editions of "superantispyware", "spyboat" & "Ad-Aware" through this forum only and run them and cleansed all the viruses, spywares or malawarea. I have got a licenced copy of Mcafee virus scanner installed in my laptop and I have run the same too and cleansed my system. But still, the problem persisit. Please help me...thanks !!

This is my Hijack This Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:02:47 PM, on 2/26/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
D:\Program... Read more

Answer:Automatic Windows Update gets turned off always

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Hello, I just wanted to say here on the forums that making the Windows update restart my computer automatically, no matter what, is ridiculous. The last time the update had restarted my computer while I was using it, I went and put the settings to the option of "choose when to restart" or 'ask me first' or whatnot. Regardless of the fact that I consciously went and changed the setting so that it would not automatically update my computer, it still does it. The first time that it did it again, it wasn't a big deal. I checked the settings again and after some research learned that it would still probably restart my computer automatically without my say, no matter what, even though I had purposely changed the settings not to do so.

The first time this happened after I had changed the settings was not a big deal. The second time yesterday morning, however, was. To be short and not include the details, I had a video job interview at 9:00am. A very, very impotant interview. I turned on my computer around 7:30am, booted it up and left it on. When I came back to my computer around 8:45am, I opened the video software and prepared to connect to / recieve the call. This was when Windows Update decided that it was more important to restart my computer and apply an update to Windows.

This update took around 20-25 minutes. I never had an option to postpone or avoid this action. I thought about holding the power, but as most everything explicitly warns against turning off ... Read more

Answer:Windows Update Automatic Restart

I apologize if this is the wrong place for this. I just want my voice to be heard.

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1.) What generally determines how long it takes MS to put out an Automatic Update after its scheduled 2nd Tuesday of each month release? AND.

2.) Several friends and I (all with clean Malware-Free systems) sometimes have experianced the Windows Update notification icon diasappearing after it has been in the system tray. What causes this?

Jack
 

Answer:Questions About Automatic Windows Update?

1. Microsoft actually puts the updates out on "Patch Tuesday". When your PC actually downloads those updates depends on when your PC is configured to do so.

2. The icon will disappear when it has downloaded and installed all available "critical" updates, that does not require a reboot. If a reboot is required, then you will see a green icon when you login again, and it will tell you that updates were installed that required a reboot.
 

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**** you, Windows 10.

I had put two hours of work into that Word doc since my last save, and had to run out of the house to pick someone up from work whose car had failed. Even typing this post, my text was autosaved. But your Word document? Lost forever. Not in my autosave directory, despite my 5min autosave settings. Not in the "Unsaved drafts" section. Not in any temporary files. Gone. That was 1100 words, you cost me. When I returned, I was greeted by a beautiful blue screen telling me that these updates were something to be excited about. Know what I'm not excited about?

These updates shutting down my computer and losing my files.

**** you, Windows 10.

Answer:Windows 10 Automatic Update REKT

You actually walked away from a computer without clicking save?

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I cannot run windows update manually, and does not allow auto windows update. Google chrome won't do it either. Ccleaner, Spybot won't work. Attached are DDS, GMER, OTL and Rootkit unhooker. PLEASE HELP.

Answer:Cannot run Windows Update, automatic or manual

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Scan With RKUnHookerPlease Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.Click the Report tab, then click Scan.Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.Copy the ... Read more

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how can i update my automatic updates in my system using computer rentals... (and my usb flash drive)

i am only using dial up modem 54kbps.. automatic windows update is too.. hard for my conection.. especially i have reformated my pc and so much i need it badly.. lol

my friend told me that is is posible to update on other computers but he forgot what site it is.. and how to do it....and...im think he's lying haha...

kindly help me

thnx...^_^
 

Answer:can i update my windows automatic updates...using other pc?

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**** you, Windows 10.

I had put two hours of work into that Word doc since my last save, and had to run out of the house to pick someone up from work whose car had failed. Even typing this post, my text was autosaved. But your Word document? Lost forever. Not in my autosave directory, despite my 5min autosave settings. Not in the "Unsaved drafts" section. Not in any temporary files. Gone. That was 1100 words, you cost me. When I returned, I was greeted by a beautiful blue screen telling me that these updates were something to be excited about. Know what I'm not excited about?

These updates shutting down my computer and losing my files.

**** you, Windows 10.

Answer:Windows 10 Automatic Update REKT

You actually walked away from a computer without clicking save?

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2 days ago as I was surfing the internet, some windows opened prompting me to download some updates..I thought it was just a pop ups hence I canceled the process and without paying much attention to what updates these were..
Since then when my Windows Automatic Update appears inactivated ( red) and I receive the message that it's inactivated when I start the computer or want to surf the internet..
when I open the Windows Automatic Update window to activate it, the automatic update window is already selected..And when I click on okay to automatic update..Nothing changes..That is , the Automatic Update remains inactivated ..
I have tried going to the (services.msc) ...But this operation is not allowed on my computer ..However using MS Configuration , I was able to see that everything is activated..
I am Using Windows Xp and the language in my computer is German..
Please assist ..
I have installed the hijack this program below is the log on
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:30:44, on 23.12.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20935)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINXP\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\services.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINXP\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Please Help:Problem with Windows Automatic Update

Ps I forgot to include that when I open firefox, there are some times black pop ups windows appearing
 

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I have several Windows Updates that will not install through the Automatic Update feature in Windows. When I try to run the install, I get a failure message for all:




Some updates could not be installed
The following updates were not installed:

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.0 Service Pack 3 (KB930494)
Update for Windows XP (KB930916)
Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Update for Outlook Junk Email Filter 2003 (KB942571)
Update for Windows XP (KB922582)
Update for Windows XP (KB920872)
Update for Windows XP (KB910437)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)
Update for Windows XP (KB936357)
Update for Windows XP (KB927891)
Project 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Update for Windows XP (KB900485)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924667)
Update for Windows XP (KB938828)Click to expand...

It would seem that I can run them manually, but clearly there is something wrong with it. I just finished a malware cleaning [thread here] and I didn't know if it was related but it was suggested that I try here for some help.
 

Answer:Windows Automatic Update not installing

Thanks, Steve. I'll take a look when I get home.

Abri posted this message on the other thread. Does this mean anything to you?




abri said:





Hi darthibis!
I wanted to add something I noticed when I was working on your logs. In most people's logs, they have two entries for windows updates where you only have one. In HijackThis, they look like this:
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1193086829577
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...ls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1193086799203
The number at the end is always different, but otherwise they look the same. In your HJT, only the MU shows up. I don't know if this might help you further, but if there's a registry key missing, this could explain some of the problems you've been having and it would make sense for an infection to take out Windows updates if it could.

Good luck with this and if you get it solved, it would be helpful to us if you could post back what you find out.

abriClick to expand...


 

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I was infected with a virus/malware thought i could get rid of it. It has overriden my Microsoft Windows Update, and i have tried everything to turn on the automatic updates but I cannot get it to work. I finally thought, I will do a system recovery. It worked for 8 hours, and now its back. I get pop ups for Fling.com Wista Anti Virus and much more, Foreclosing lenders etc. Here is my HJT log, and I have installed and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware... but its still coming back. Any suggestions?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:54:05 PM, on 7/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
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so I finally upgraded to windows 10 pro....... but here's the thing the updates are automatic.
is there any way to make selections and then update like we did in win7 or win8.1?

Answer:Can I get some help with a Windows 10 Pro automatic update problem?

Are you running home or pro version? Home version can't change any settings. Pro version can delay the installations.
The reason for Microsoft to do this is because they want all computers to be in tip top shape to run everything. This is because new features will be included in updates so if you don't have the updates some apps might stop working. I.e. They want to prevent os fragmentation in the ecosystem as that will force the developers to develop to the most common denominator which is the old windows 10 without updates.
That being said, there are ways around to prevent specific updates if you have a specific problem. It involves playing around with the registry which is not recommended for most users.
My opinion: They should do two tiers. One tier is required and Cannot be stopped. Another that can be stopped such as drivers.
Check windows feedback app and vote/add your suggestion. judging from the feedback. I think the current system will change a little bit in the coming month so hang on.
Finally, pirated copies will get updates but they are still officially illegal.

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Automatic update not running
Automatic update error

Recently my PC got infected with PC and in the process i think some system

files were affected resulting in a very high boot time of 30 min. As per

information received from the net I used the WIN xp CD to repair my existing

WIN XP installation and as a result the boot time reduced to 3 minutes.Since

then the WIN xp automatic update function is not working. I checked the

settings -
Start-> settings->control panel->Automatic Update. Its on, but there is no

icon in the system tray which use to be there earlier
Right click My Computer, select Manage, In Manage on the LHS select Service

and Applications.
On the RHS you have the list of services, there when I try to Right click

and start Automatic update I get the following error message
I use Zone alarm firewall.


Could not start Automatic updates service on Local computer
Error No:1083
The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not

implement the service.


I tried the steps given on microsoft website but it did not work.

Please guide how to restore automatic update.

Answer:Windows Automatic update not running

Try this link from Microsoft for your issue. Giving us the error code is always helpful.

Here is another also dealing with error #1083

If you go to Eventviewer at the time you receive the error, does it give you information to respond?Start
Settings
Control Panel
Administrative tools
Eventviewer
Post back as there are many fixes for WU, it does depend on what your actual issue is.

kind regards,

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it does affect games. Games will stop for the update. I wonder if the other updates do the same thing; this can be a big deal since we have lots of software updates these days.
 

Answer:windows automatic update and games ?

So is this a question for help or?

That is why most gamers disable auto updates of any software... aside from anti-virus and spyware.
Though even anti-virus updates can slow things down.
Just remember to run an update check once in a while, when your not gaming.
 

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I am running Windows 7  Home Premium 64bit OS.  When I go into the control panel and select "Windows Update" it appears that updates haven't been automatically running.  I click on the "Check for Updates" button and I get a message that says:
 
"Windows Update cannont currently check for updates, because the service is not running.  You may need to restart your computer."
 
I've tried restarting my comptuer with the same results.  I attempted this fix from Microsoft and it didn't work:
 
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/
 
 
I'm wondering if I may be infected with a virus.  I scanned with Malware bytes and didn't find anything.
 
Attached is a hijackthis logfile

Answer:Windows automatic update cannot be enabled

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Hi, has anyone had problems with this automatic security update for Windows XP KB835732 (update 1 of 1 ).
I have tried several times to install but it never does, and I cant seem to get rid of it either , it just sits there reminding me I have updates ready to install.
It's been a couple of weeks now and I have'nt received a any of the usual updates which seemed to be a daily occurance before.
Please help if you can.

 

Answer:Windows Automatic Update Problem

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Hi everyone, im guessing this is the correct forum to post this question.

Please feel free to re direct me if it should go elsewhere.

My problem is regarding the automatic windows update option.

My computer will display the gold shield with the exclamation mark next to my computers clock informing me that "MSXML 4.0 SP2 Security Update (KB927978)" is ready to install. I then install it but as soon as it has completed installing the shield appears again telling me the same update is ready to be installed. This happens everytime. In "My Computer", the first screen I see when I access my hard drive contains countless folders with very long names which are where it is installing these updates.

Does anyone know what is going on?

Thanks a lot

Steve

Answer:Windows Automatic Update Problem

Hi

Download it from here and try: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927978

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Hello, this is my first post. Okay, 2 days ago I turned on my computer and I got a Windows Security alert that told me that my automatic updates was shut down and that I need to turn it on. So I went to Windows Security Center in Control Panel and my Automatic updates was turned off. I clicked on "Turn on Automatic Updates" and I got this message "We're sorry the security center could not change your automatic updates settings. Try changing these settings your self, go to System in Control Panel. On the automatic updates tab, select automatic (recommended), and then click OK." I did this and still the automatic updates is turned off, So I went to the official Microsoft Updates website and tried to manually install the updates but it won't allow me and it says that some of my automatic update files are either deleted or missing. I don't know what to do and since this incident I have been bombarded with fake Internet Explorer virus alerts and Pop ups and Ads. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Please Help!!! Windows Automatic Update Problem!!

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Yesterday evening I was alerted to some new security updates, so I elected to download and install them. At the end of the night when I went to Shut Down, I noticed the little Windows Update icon next to the Shut Down, button, indicating it would install the updates before powering off. I hit the button to install updates and shut down, turned my monitor off, and went to bed. Today when I booted up, I had no sound. None.

Windows is correctly recognizing my hardware, it's set to "enable," the volume is up, I'm not getting any error messages, the sound just doesn't work. I tried reinstalling the sound drivers to no avail. Then I went online and installed new versions of the drivers, still no change. I installed SP3 in some blind hope that it might fix it, but still no change. Finally I ran a System Restore to before I ran the Windows Update yesterday, and I'm still getting nothing.

I tried my speakers and a set of headphones and neither of them are getting any sound, but when I plug either of them into my Zune they work properly. I'm stumped. Last resort is to reinstall Windows, but I really don't want to do that if I don't need to.

Answer:Getting no sound after an automatic Windows update

*Bump* Just checking to see if anybody might have any ideas before I reformat.

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Hello,

are the automatic update files in my disk?

thanks,
RR

Answer:Windows Automatic update files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ruirego


Hello,

are the automatic update files in my disk?

thanks,
RR


Welcome to the forum Ruirego.
You haven't installed them so they are not in your disk.

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Hi I had a windows automatic update and it rebooted my computer, and ever since then Firefox freezes in spurts, and I can't watch movies anymore because it keeps freezing.  I tried to do a system restore, but all my restore points are gone!  So it's possible that I have a virus/malware issue, but I ran Malwarebytes in safe mode as well as an AVG full scan on my computer, and nothing bad came up.  I only know a tiny bit about computers, what should I do?

Answer:Virus or because of Windows automatic update?

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Hello,

My son has been given my brothers computer.

It has XP Home installed and Auomatic Updates is set to downloaded and install updates

The pc has been used on dial up, is extremely slow and has lots of problems that need sorting before SP2 is installed.

I have just cleaned out some viruses, and am going to sort other problems.

The Automatic Update has already started to download SP2 to the computer in question.

My question is, can we turn off Automatic Updates, even though the SP2 download has started, or will it cause further problems being turned off when the download has started.

If it is ok to turn off Automatic Updates now, do we have to start a fresh download when we wish to install SP2

Thanks for any advice

Cinders
 

Answer:Windows XP Home & Automatic Update

Cinders said:

Hello,

My son has been given my brothers computer.

It has XP Home installed and Auomatic Updates is set to downloaded and install updates

The pc has been used on dial up, is extremely slow and has lots of problems that need sorting before SP2 is installed.

I have just cleaned out some viruses, and am going to sort other problems.

The Automatic Update has already started to download SP2 to the computer in question.

My question is, can we turn off Automatic Updates, even though the SP2 download has started, or will it cause further problems being turned off when the download has started.

If it is ok to turn off Automatic Updates now, do we have to start a fresh download when we wish to install SP2

Thanks for any advice

CindersClick to expand...
You can get a free CD with SP2 on it by mail. It will come in a few days. I did it. With a dial up connection, it will take hours to get the patch. That is faster than snail mail, but you will have the disk pretty fast from what has been posted here and what i personally experienced. I have a laptop with XP home on it and I leave automatic updates turned off so it should not be a problem...doc
 

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My XP SP2 fails to update automatically with critical security updates.

How do I disable the auto-update feature and do the manual install?

Answer:Disable Windows automatic update?

Start>Control Panel>Automatic Updates, then click 'turn off automatic updates' then click 'apply' then 'OK'. That should do you.

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Hello TSF Team,

I had used the help of Chemist from TSF forum to remove Malware programs on my system.

I wish to trun on the Automatic Windows Update option on my system. Right now the option is turned off and greyed out as well so I cannot change the setting. And updates using Microsoft site gives an error:

Error:
"
Network policy settings prevent you from using this website to get updates for your computer.

If you believe you have received this message in error, please contact your system administrator.

Read more about steps you can take to resolve this problem (error number 0x8DDD0003) yourself.
"

I have tried various steps from google but of no help.

Could you please help me?

Thanks,
jmash

Answer:Unable to use Automatic Windows Update

If it's grayed, out, it probably means the service is turned off. Go to control panel, administrative tools, services. Double-click automatic updates, set the startup type to automatic, and then click start. After that you should be able to set the automatic update schedule in control panel.

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It appear the "red shield" on the bottom of right screen won't disappear, no matter what i do. It is Windows Security Center shield, asked me to turn on automatic update, but when i click turn on automatic updates, "we're sorry,the security center could not change your automatic setting.....................etc, go to control panel turn on manually, " but in control panel's automatic update already has it turn on, could that be some sort of virus?

here's my HJT:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:08:36 PM, on 7/21/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSRService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgfws.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\cloud\CloudServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srvany.exe
C:\WINDOWS\KMService.exe
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Answer:can't turn on windows automatic update??

Try resetting the Windows Update Components.

How do I reset Windows Update components?

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I will star with my comp. specs, I am using an ancient Compaq Presario 061
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
sys mod: DM171A- ABA55000NX- NA310
Processor: x86 2486Mhz
physical memory: 286.00 mb
HDD:30.82 GB
RAM: 248 MB
Celeron CPU 2.5 Ghz

I hope that is all correct or makes sense. Anyway, I took automatic updates for my computer after defragmenting it, and when I came back to my computer a while later, It had rebooted to a blue screen error STOP 0x000000ED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME, now all I can do to turn on my computer is plug/unplug the power cord a few times to get the same error. I have tried my install disc for windows and I get a "usbehci.sys is corrupt".

Upon the blue screen error it tells me that I have to push F8 for advanced options and disable BIOS memory but I have no idea how/when to do this.

so any help would be greatly appriciated I am a little lost at this point rolleyes
 

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Hi,I seem to have had a nasty virus roaming around my PC. I've got everything back to normal with one exception. I get an error message telling me the Windows Automatic Updater is not activated. I have been through all the various ways of getting this running, however I am beginning to think something has become corrupted or is now missing. In the Automatic Update Properties box I can select start up type as Automatic, however the service is listed as Stopped, and the button to start it is greyed out so I cannot get it running.Can anyone offer any advice on this as it's getting beyond me.Thanks very much for your help.

Answer:Windows Automatic Update corrupted ?

Windows XP Update FixDownload this program Dial-a-fix v0.60.0.24Dial A Fix primary philosophy is to fix problems by setting various things back to theiroriginal Microsoft defaultsThis tool is ordinarily meant for technicians, and administratorsclick hereUnzip and Double Click on the exe fileClick the green tick button click GODial-a-fix is an advanced utility for 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows that repairvarious Windows problems

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I have my computer set up to automatically detect Windows XP updates and download them. Updates install when you shut down.

Recently a bunch of downloads occurred but one of them did not get installed due to a missing file (message came from the MS update system). Now, everytime I shutdown, that update attempts to install and stops with the same error that requires a manual response from me.

How do I tell Windows to stop trying to install that update. I want to maintain the auto-update feature but want to get rid of just that one that is not working. I can shut down without the install attempting (option in the shut down window) but I want to get rid of it altogether. I can't find the files or commands that trigger the update on shutdown. Registry entry maybe?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
 

Answer:Automatic Windows Update Downloads

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Well,

I have been looking around for something about this, but strangely, the only people talking about this want to turn it off...

My problem is that I never ever seen my Win8 reboot himself, yet I have set my system up that he checks for updates at a time I am not on my computer and has to/can reboot if needed, but this just never happens, I always have to do a manual reboot when I get home, and that is really very annoying.

So, guess my question is, how do I force Win8 to download, install and restart computer if needed after updates at a given time ?

Though if by any chance I am on my computer at that time, I would like to have some notification or pop-up telling me I have to restart.

I don't see my login screen, it is all automated, my computer is always running 24/7, so I don't see any messages on the login screen and the Win8 update page is a major hassle to get to.

Any tips and advice appreciated,
Thanks in advance,
Bart

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Dear Forum Members:

When I click on Start>Control Panel>System>Automatic Updates ... the Turn on 'Automatic' setting is unchecked and grey (cannot be changed) and the 'Turn off Automatic' setting is checked and grey (cannot be changed). How can I get the Automatic' setting to turn back on?

I basically can't get Windows Updates anymore and cannot get a good install of IE 7 either.

How can I resolve these issues?

Thanks,

Casey

Answer:Windows Automatic Update : Not functioning

Hello Casey

Updates
Go here
Line 179 right hand side

Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt

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Hi I just restarted following an windows automatic update however upon restarting it appears I can't do anything and no software is functioning correctlyinitially there is no sound when windows is starting and further investigation reveals sound card not present then the first warning is windows defender fails to initialize please restart ( this does not fix it) I cannot connect to Internet via chrome firefox or ie I cannot start mcafee I cannot copy and paste and I cannot access system restore in normal or safeI can get into safe however I don't know what to do while I'm in there Any help would be gratefully recieved I have to post by iPhone at the momentcheers for lookingwill

Answer:Nothing works after windows automatic update

tap f8 on startup and choose safe mode. In safe mode do a system restore back to before the update.Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I did disable the update, but it still update at startup sometimes.

Answer:How do I disable Windows 10 automatic update

The tutorial section here- which I would encourage you to feel free and search as I have for you- offers this:
Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

Also try Winaero's free tweaker (easy to find)- it gives an easy way to effect some control - with full explanation.

What are you trying to achieve? Stop the Creator's update? Just stop updates 'cos you don't like them? Stop possible restarts?

If the last- I've used Winaero's tweaker to set updates to notify only- never had a restart I didn't want.

N.B. If you disable Windows update and use Defender, you will no longer get automatic updates.
Then you'll need to search e.g. this forum for ways to set up a scheduled task to update it.

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Twice recently when Windows automatically updated my computer and restarted it, the only thing that showed on the screen was the screen saver. No icons, nothing. I turn it off and on and it's ok.

Is this common? And would tech guys suggest updating Windows manually so this doesn't happen?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows automatic update

I've seen this a few times. Next time it happens hit Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up the Task Manager. Click on File>New Task (Run..), Type explorer.exe and hit enter. That should bring up Explorer and you should be all set.

I had this issue a couple times a month on a handful of computers in a Domain environment. From what I remember from researching the problem, Microsoft has acknowledged that it is a problem and didn't have a solution at the time.

I did a quick Google search for you, a solved thread from Tech Support Guy came up, maybe It'll help you: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/384135-solved-explorer-exe-not-loading.html
 

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My screen started freaking out today. The display gets all wavy and weird and then it goes black, then after 10 seconds its back to normal then it goes haywire again. The only difference I have between yesterday and today is that I installed a windows automatic update. My computer has two different video chips, an integrated video card and a nvidia card. This problem only effects the nvidia but when I reboot using integrated video, I have no problems. I suspect something in the windows update is messing with my nvidia display drivers but I am not sure. How do I determine what the last automatic update was and remove it? Also, how do I make sure that that update never downloads again?
 

Answer:How do I uninstall my last Windows automatic update?

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My computer shows that I need a windows update : Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430) (update 1 of 1)...

I update it and it reports "Finished"

The next time I log into the computer I get the same update. This has been occurring for several weeks, always the sameconfused update.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Automatic Windows Update

See this

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941729/
 

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Note: To avoid confusion, I would like to mention that this is not the same computer that has been discussed in my previous threads.

I'm borrowing my sister's computer as a 'backup', and when I checked windows update, I found that the most recent update check was 08/26/2010,
and that not even service pack 1 had been installed.

When I checked the update history, I see dozens of failed attempts to download this software:
Windows update software 7.4.7600.226
Accompanied by this error code: 800F081F

After manually upgrading to service pack 2, Windows Update says it can't check for updates until it gets updated itself, but the update always fails.
Is there a way to manually update "windows update"? or maybe use microsoft update instead?

Answer:Windows automatic update needs updating, but can't

Hello,Have a look at the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

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Alright, I just started as the network admin at a small company. I'm trying to figure out a problem, and it's beyond my knowledge. I can't run either Windows Update or Automatic Update. I get a message to contact the system admin. Both will download the updates, but fail when they try to install. If I manually download and update, it will tell me to contact the admin. I am the admin, not only on this laptop, but on the whole domain. I tried the real admin account as well, and same results. I checked locally in the gpedit and secpol applets, and I don't see anything pertaining to Updating. Where can I check, or what should I be looking for to switch this back to allowing updates?
 

Answer:Disabling Windows/Automatic Update

Post the last little bit from %windir%\Windowsupdate.log
 

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Hi everyone, this is bothering me a bit and I was wondering if maybe someone could give me some advice.For a long time, since I got this computer actually, the automatic updates box has been greyed out. It takes a long, long time on the Windows Update page to download the updates, so I finally decided yesterday to try and do something about the greyed out Updates box.It was set on Automatically download every day at 3 AM, which made me suspect that although it technically is on, it's not really doing much good.I did some searching and came up with the Microsoft forums and http://windowsxp.mvps.org/aupolicy.... I checked the service manager, and auto updates was enabled, so I tried (eventually) what was suggested on the second site. The Group Policy was not configured, which had been suggested as a reason it was greyed out, so I edited the registry values as they suggest. I could not find the second value under Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ WindowsUpdate, but did find the others. It worked, and I was able to change the Automatic Updates. I told it to run at 3 PM rather than 3 AM.After I turned on my computer this morning, it could barely run. Investigation showed me that windows update and svchost were using so much ram, nothing else was able to run properly. It took ten minutes before System Restore was able to run and restore the registry. Now the computer is running properly again, but I'd still like to find some way to make the Automatic updates run at ... Read more

Answer:Automatic Windows Update Confusion

Could simply be that you have MANY updates to install. That would certainly bog down the computer.There are still well over a hundred additional updates after SP3, last time I checked. Could be many more by now.BTW, I suggest you NOT allow any hardware driver updates to install from the update site. If drivers need to be updated then get them from the manufacturer.

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Hello, I just wanted to say here on the forums that making the Windows update restart my computer automatically, no matter what, is ridiculous. The last time the update had restarted my computer while I was using it, I went and put the settings to the option of "choose when to restart" or 'ask me first' or whatnot. Regardless of the fact that I consciously went and changed the setting so that it would not automatically update my computer, it still does it. The first time that it did it again, it wasn't a big deal. I checked the settings again and after some research learned that it would still probably restart my computer automatically without my say, no matter what, even though I had purposely changed the settings not to do so.

The first time this happened after I had changed the settings was not a big deal. The second time yesterday morning, however, was. To be short and not include the details, I had a video job interview at 9:00am. A very, very impotant interview. I turned on my computer around 7:30am, booted it up and left it on. When I came back to my computer around 8:45am, I opened the video software and prepared to connect to / recieve the call. This was when Windows Update decided that it was more important to restart my computer and apply an update to Windows.

This update took around 20-25 minutes. I never had an option to postpone or avoid this action. I thought about holding the power, but as most everything explicitly warns against turning off ... Read more

Answer:Windows Update Automatic Restart

I apologize if this is the wrong place for this. I just want my voice to be heard.

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