Configuring windows updates stuck at 27%

January 6, 2011 at 16:38:53
Specs: Windows XP
When I was shutting down my laptop it automatically began some sort of update. the screen reads 'configuring windows updates 27% complete do not turn off your computer'. its been stuck like this since yesterday, it would pause when the batter dies yet resumes when it has power. i want to stop it but not harm laptop, its sort of new. It is a windows 7 starter. please help!

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#1
January 6, 2011 at 18:18:44
plug it into power and try and let it finish.....there are some large updates.
If that fails...you may have to boot into safe mode and remove the updates.

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#2
January 6, 2011 at 22:57:01
you can press the power key for about 10 seconds the machine will switch off and then when you startup the chances are high that the update will complete, if not boot to safe mode and do a system restore and start the update again.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
January 7, 2011 at 16:32:43
i guess i'll try that option and hope for the best. will this damage my computer in any way?
p.s. what exactly does a system restore do, does it erase anything?

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#4
January 7, 2011 at 21:14:01
Sometimes the screen freezes, not Windows update and you see the same screen. Restarting and/or shutting down resolves the issue in most cases.

If you have a problem, Windows gives you enough options to restore to an earlier time, known good configuration, etc.

CoolGuy


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#5
January 8, 2011 at 00:12:58
system restore only resets your settings, you do not lose any files, settings created by updates or new installations after the restore points are cancelled out. it will not do harm to your machine or we wouldnt recommend it ;-)

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
January 11, 2011 at 16:10:22
Restarting was pretty helpful as well as booting it into safe mode ( i did not need to do a system restore) thank you so much. I was getting worried, Thanks.

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