Computer freezes configuring windows update

May 1, 2011 at 06:07:03
Specs: Windows 7
Computer freezes for at least 5mins after switch on it reads: Configuring windows update- 0% complete- do not turn computer off.
Then after 5mins it reads: Failure configuring updates- reverting.
Then Windows starts as normal.
On shut down it reads: Installing windows update- do not turn computer off.
Then computer shuts down.
This cycle occurs on every start up and shut down.

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#1
May 1, 2011 at 07:09:44
Go into Control panel> Programs and features. Remove the latest updates and reboot. You may need to check the box to show updates.

Then go to Windows update and try getting the latest updates again.


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#2
May 1, 2011 at 07:24:20
Thanks "OtheHill" for the prompt reply, whilst waiting, I changed the restore point to before the last windows update, and all seems fine now.
Sounds to me like I should now go into Control Panel and remove the updates that probably caused the problem?

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#3
May 1, 2011 at 07:34:06
The issue may be a bad download or a bad update. I don't recommend accepting any hardware driver updates from MS. If needed at all, get them from the hardware manufacturer.

I don't use auto updater myself. I wait for a while before getting updates. Sometimes MS pushes out updates before they are ready for prime time. I let others determine if that is the case.


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#4
May 1, 2011 at 07:53:08
Thanks a million for the advise, I have uninstalled the 3 Windows updates that were downloaded on the same date from Control Panel as you advised.
You are a genius!!!!!
I will try and deactivate Auto Installer now?
Will keep you posted.

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#5
May 1, 2011 at 07:59:13
I am not a genius. That said, I am glad to help. Thanks for getting back with an update.

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#6
May 1, 2011 at 08:07:17
Have deactivated Auto installer.
It looks like I have 7 MS updates pending download, I will wait for maybe a week and check again and see what ones are there.
Hope I can help you one day?

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