Win 7 Power button updates

April 22, 2011 at 15:10:51
Specs: Windows 7, 6 megs ram
Win 7 Power button is showing "Shut down" with files to be installed. There are no files to be installed. During the shutdown the same 3 messages that say to not turn off the computer are displayed. I need to know where those files are stored so I can delete them.

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#1
April 22, 2011 at 16:21:06
These are automatic updates being processed and as the message says DO NOT TURN OFF THE COMPUTER. Allow the updates to be installed and the computer will turn itself off. The message will not appear again until the next updates are automatically downloaded. You can change this by changing the schedule in the Control Panel Updates Setting so that you control which updates are downloaded.

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#2
April 22, 2011 at 18:23:07
The files I am attempting to delete are left from a messed up install. I have shut down a dozen times or more. The files never go away. I get the same "Power button" shut down message each time I boot up. I ran a registry but to no avail. I think if I could find the folder where the files might be stored, I could delete them. I have no idea where they might be. I also cannot use the search in widows explorer. I can type a name in the box and an x appears and the search will not accept anything I type in. It all started at the same time.

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#3
April 22, 2011 at 18:53:20
You still may be dealing with Windows updates that you have never let complete. Do a manual Windows update and install all critical updates (optional ones if you like also) and see if that helps.
After a failed install, Windows installer should corrected any problems, but I would have recommended to reformat the partition so you were starting clean. You still can back up your files and delete the current partition and create a new partition and reinstall clean if you are having numerous problems and want a clean start. Make sure you reinstall all of your drivers and do a manual Windows update until you are fully up to date, and then reinstall your antivirus and other programs.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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