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OT - Windows 7 users
Tim Snow, Photographer
Montreal | Qc | Canada | Posted: 11:12 AM on 05.10.11
->> Hey All,
I was wondering if any other Windows 7 users have been experiencing this same issue: For the past week or so, my computer has been shutting down and restarting daily with "Important Windows Updates"
I understand an update every once in a while, but daily?
And yes, I know...buy a Mac, Windows sucks blah blah blah...
For now though, I have to stick with what I have. I just want to see if anyone else is having this happen to them, or knows the cause.
Thanks!
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David Welker, Photographer, Student/Intern
Springfield | MO | USA | Posted: 11:24 AM on 05.10.11
->> Tim,

Mine has been doing that as well. I have my computer set to update overnight. I dont know if it has done every night, but I do realize it has done it 3-4 times.

But, these updates do not seem to be affecting my computers performance.
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Erik Markov, Photographer
anywhere | IN | | Posted: 11:57 AM on 05.10.11
->> Yes. Think I had this issue last week a couple times updating as I booted up my Sony laptop. Finally realized it's not actually installing the update. Not sure what the issue is, I think its something in the update that won't install correctly. It's the same updates basically, just not getting installed tho it says they are. I googled it and found you need to install it manually.

With my Sony I've got a software overlay they installed over the Windows update window. I won't give you the process I did because it's probably different for everyone's laptop. Basically I found the Win7 updates that had been d/l, and told the laptop to install them manually. Did that and haven't had any issues since. Hope that helps.
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Clark Brooks, Photo Editor, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 12:21 PM on 05.10.11
->> Tim,

No issues here. Of course, as soon as I finish typing this it will probably start happening ... lol
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Nell Redmond, Photographer
Charlotte | NC | USA | Posted: 12:31 PM on 05.10.11
->> Same as Clark. I'm running Windows 7 and haven't experienced what you are going through.
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Luke Johnson, Photographer, Student/Intern
St.Petersburg | FL | USA | Posted: 1:39 PM on 05.10.11
->> No updates here either.
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John Lariviere, Photographer
Tigard | OR | USA | Posted: 1:53 PM on 05.10.11
->> Tim,

It may be the same update not completing successfully. Go to Control Panel and select Windows Update. From there, view the "View update history" link. That will show all updates performed and if they successfully completed. If you have some (or one) that shows "Failed" as the most recent, then that is likely your issue.

If that's the case, then one thing that may work is to go back to the Windows Update screen (back button) and perform the update manually by selecting the Important Updates Available link. You may need to do that a couple times. Check the update history afterwards to see if the update was successful.

Good luck!!
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 2:39 PM on 05.10.11
->> Me too... and it seems the same update wants to "configure" on boot-up more than once even when I'm not on the internet.
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Adam Korst, Photographer
Tacoma | WA | | Posted: 2:41 PM on 05.10.11
->> I came across the same thing- fixed it the same way that Eric mentioned. Just do a quick manual install, and everything should work fine.

After I did the manual install, it still came up with an error saying that one update failed to install- I restarted my computer, tried it one more time, and everything works like normal.
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Svein Ove Ekornesvaag, Photographer
Aalesund | Møre og Romsdal | Norway | Posted: 3:02 PM on 05.10.11
->> A lot of win 7 updates lately on my two win 7 computers @work.
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Tod Gomes, Photographer
Pleasant Hill | CA | USA | Posted: 3:46 PM on 05.10.11
->> I had the same issue. YUP. Manual install. I also installed the "optional" updates. I think the fix was a service pack that would not install. Mine has not restarted since I did this.
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Darren Whitley, Photographer
Northwest Missouri | MO | USA | Posted: 4:12 PM on 05.10.11
->> Yes. I just use the Run command to navigate to the updates folder and delete them again and again to avoid the nuisance.
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James Smith, Photographer
Dallas | TX | USA | Posted: 9:33 AM on 05.11.11
->> I had the same issue for about 10 days with my Dell laptop. I called Dell support and he finally figured out to install the four updates one at a time, rebooting after each one, and I have not had a problem since then.
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Tim Snow, Photographer
Montreal | Qc | Canada | Posted: 9:58 AM on 05.15.11
->> Thanks all, that was the problem (updates not installing properly)
Cheers!
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